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  1. Does anyone know what material this transparent vintage Sailor fountain pen is made of? It's from the 1980s; the plastic was originally white, but has yellowed. The clear plastic is still clear. Is it celluloid? Acrylic? Something else? Moreover, do I need to do anything special to take care of it (compared with modern pens) and can it be kept with my other (all non-celluloid) fountain pens? It's my first vintage pen (although the photos are from Etsy, and not of my actual pen). Thank you so much!
  2. From the album: Size and shape comparisons

    Same length. Same girth. Same weight. Same body material. Same nib material. Same limited choice of nib width (i.e. MF only). Different nib geometry. Different internal construction in the gripping section. Different cap ring. Different clip shape. Different price. Originally posted here: https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/topic/355587-sailor-compass-aka-profit-jr/?do=findComment&comment=4358328 (The product page URLs shown in the image no longer work, after Sailor refreshed its Japanese website in late 2020. The replacement product pages are here

    © Sailor Pen

  3. Hi all, today I was in my local branch of the UK chain of discount stores ‘Home Bargains’. I chanced to walk past their stationery section, where my eye lit upon a sales pack that contained a cartridge-fill fountain pen and two cartridges, for the price of 59p For those of you who do not live in the UK, that bricks-and-mortar store price of £0.59 includes my country's sales tax of 20%. At today's exchange rate, £0.59 = 0.69€ = $0.77. As a ‘purchasing power’ comparison, at the time of typing this the price of a 2-pint bottle of whole milk in my local supermarket is 80p. The ‘huge’ investm
  4. This modest general writing Pelikan was hiding in my wife's desk since, I guess, the 90s. He has a transparent blue body and takes cartridge ink. The steel nib is very rigid but also very smooth and the writing experience is comparable to an M150. Googling turned up nothing. Does anyone know the name of this model?
  5. I have a thing about clear/transparent pens. They don't necessary have to be a demonstrator, but any clear parts attract me. My favorites so far are Omas 630, Franklin Christoph P66 with Italian Ice and Stipula Etruria Blue. What is your favorite clear/transparent pen(s)?
  6. Hello everyone, I would love to see photos of rare demonstrators (both vintage and modern) in the same topic. Since it's been 3 years (already!) since Kenshiro shared his brilliant collection (https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/topic/276249-demonstrator-festival-2014/), I think it's worth it getting the demonstrator people together again. I'm gonna start with this old, probably first generation (metal parts, W. Germany etc.) Lamy Safari Demonstrator (old Safari converter included): This second one is not that rare, but since I could't find pictures of it before buying
  7. I saw this YouTube video about the Pilot Kakuno with demonstrator/clear/transparent body. Is anyone else really excited for this pen? I like Pilot steel nibs. I like demonstrator pens. And, I like the comfort of the Kakuno pen body. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EkNjCHH7K7Q
  8. soniknitr

    Twsbi Diamond 580 Review

    With the latest Twsbi Eco making news, I decided to give my old 580 another shot just to make sure whether I should go for another. Find one is good enough for me (personal opinion). Here is also a link to my blog: TWSBI Diamond 580 Review Here goes my review of the 580: My sole motivation behind getting a TWSBI was to disassemble the pen and have all the fun, which I missed. And I got a clear demonstrator, packaged with a nice-looking wrench. THE TWSBI STORY TWSBI (called Twiz-Bee) refers to San Wen Tong, i.e when TWS is spelled backwards and it means ‘Hall of Three Cultures’ accord
  9. bardiir

    Temperature Sensitive Ink

    Is there any Ink that is fountain pen compatible and does go transparent (permanently) when heated up? I've seen this crowd funding campaign: https://igg.me/at/rocketbook/x/13511842 Basically this is a notepad which comes with a smartphone app then and it is reusable by heating it in a microwave, works with the pilot frixion pens because they fade away with heat. I think the idea is really great but I wouldn't really like to use a ballpoint frixion pen to use the notepad, I'd rarther use my fountain pen... so any hints? Should be around 60°C that it goes transparent, which is the tempera
  10. Finally managed to visit the Wality factory in Mumbai and bought two demonstrator pens - the 69T and the 71JT
  11. I thought fans of demonstrators might find this photo of a 1940 Pontiac interesting: http://www.shorpy.com/node/19380 ETA: Scroll down for a night shot.
  12. One of my recent Sheaffer acquisitions has a very hazy, fuzzy ink view, pretty much opaque unless held up to light. I believe it has been heat or environmentally exposed to make it that way. Is it possible to sand/polish off or treat the hazy part to get a clearer ink view underneath? Not a crucial thing, as the pen works superbly otherwise, but would be nice to make the view section clear again, at least a bit more so.
  13. bizhe

    Sailor Transparent Series

    Here is a link to the sailor lineup of Toh mei kan, pens, inks, and converter: http://www.sailor.co.jp/lineup/tohmeikan/11-2014 (with google Jpn ==> En translation) Don't know when it was introduced. But here it is.





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