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Hi, I've just bought this pretty Remington. Am I right in thinking these are 3rd tier pens of variable quality? As you can see it's quite cute and I only really bought it because its colourway appealed to me. In spite of the seller's injunctions to the contrary, the nib is damaged and it does not write. That doesn't bother me too much as it only cost a couple of pounds but what should I do for a nib? I don't want to spend oodles, on the other hand I'd quite like to use it. Where might I search for something appropriate?
I snapped up an interesting item on ebay: a Remington pen (which Mr. Binder dismisses as a notoriously cheap make - not even repairable) into which someone had inserted a Waterman New York nib - evidence of some early obsession, perhaps. Since the price was about a third of what the nib is worth on a retail site, I crossed my fingers and bought the thing. Since I still haven't found the one my cat stole, I might as well try for another.
So far I have a Remington, and an Underwood in my collection of vintage pens, and am currently closely watching a Winchester and a Packard. For some reason these pens appeal to me simply because of their brand names. I know they have no connection to what made those names famous (well, Remington and Underwood both made typewriters). These pens are most likely all 3rd tier pens and all of them are cool, to me. They have nice coloring/marbling (the Remington's plunger even has the same black and red marbling as the pens cap and body), most are syringe fill and often similar to one another in sty