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  1. OldTravelingShoe

    PEN Pen open 20220326_092339.jpg

    From the album: OldTravelingShoe's Random Pics of Fountain Pens

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  2. OldTravelingShoe

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    From the album: OldTravelingShoe's Random Pics of Fountain Pens

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  3. OldTravelingShoe

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  4. TL;DR: I made a few impulse buys in Delft, NL. I would appreciate any help identifying this one vintage fountain-pen. Details and my own feeble attempts to identify it follow, after photos. Figure 1. Full pen, with blind cap and cap removed. Figure 2. Nib zoom-in. Figure 3. Push-button zoom-in. Figure 4. Cap and especially clip zoom-in. Details: I wanted for many months to explore the antique shops in the town nearby, Delft, the Netherlands. I took a chance on Saturday. I bought a handful of pens, all in the range 5-25€. The prices seem to me very good; for example, I acquired a Lamy 99 with 14k nib for <10€, which I believe is about 1/5th to 1/10th of the market value. One of the pens (the expensive one at 25€) in particular is proving to be stubbornly misterious. If the cost ratio at point 2 holds, this should cost between 150€ and 250€. I do not care about the cost, but ut may help with its identification. The body has "Brancas" engraved. I searched for this but there seems to be no such fountain pen company or brand. I suspect this is not the original clip. The clip goes too deeply inside, having a circumference (diameter) much smaller than that of the pen body or the screw-in finial on the cap. But, if it is, maybe it is an Omas pen. I believe the pen has a broken button filler. I believe the nib is not original to the pen. In any case, the nib is two-tone, and has engraved "REX" and the number "4" inside a star. I believe it is a steel, partially gold-plated nib. I suspect it is a vintage 1930s fountain pen. I also think 1920s-1940s could be the likeliest range. I checked the two versions of Andreas Lambrou's books I have at home, "Füllfederhalter" (in German) and "Stylos d'Hier et d'Aujourd'hui" (in French). I also searched eBay as thoroughly as I could. I looked in particular for Montblanc, Soennecken, Omas, also Bohler, Matador, Rex. Lots of look-alikes, but nothing similar enough to stop my search. Many thanks for helping out!
  5. OldTravelingShoe

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    From the album: OldTravelingShoe's Random Pics of Fountain Pens

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  6. OldTravelingShoe

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    From the album: OldTravelingShoe's Random Pics of Fountain Pens

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  7. OldTravelingShoe

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    From the album: OldTravelingShoe's Random Pics of Fountain Pens

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  8. OldTravelingShoe

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  9. Long time ago I got this Soennecken fountain pen from my father. I am not shure if the pen was from my father or grandfather. I assume the pen is made in the period 1950 - 1960. Does anybody know this pen and what the value might be?
  10. strelnikoff

    Need Help To Identify This Model

    Hello Wahl Eversharp experts! I have acquired one vintage Wahl Eversharp pen, and hadn't had a chance to ask seller which model is this (see photos). It is probably 1930's or 1940's... maybe even later. I've tried to find some information online with no luck so far. I have another older pen, from 1910 or 1912, but it was easy to identify Tempoint pen with Penrite visible on the cap. But this one - except it is obviously a Gold Seal - no clue which model it is. So - if anyone recognizes it - by all means please share the info. Thanks!
  11. Thy

    Nib Identification?

    Hello! I was scouring the internet today, until I happen upon this pen; I have absolutely no idea what it is. I know it's a Sheaffer, but I have never seen this type of nib. Does anyone else know?
  12. TonyFycus

    What Is My Pen?

    Hello! I don't know what this fountain pen is. Could I please get some help? I don't expect it to be something special. My friend just found this and it says on the nib "IRIDIUM POINT". Thanks in advance! http://imgur.com/60PzwEX http://imgur.com/xuNB9RC
  13. Long time ago I've got a fountain pen from my grandfather. I think it is from after the second world war. The nib is from Bock. Does anybody know who the vendor is of this pen and what the value might be?
  14. Heres an interesting little thing which I snagged on eBay, a Brevetto 599/600, possibly an OMAS pen although I cant be sure. Perhaps it looks familiar? I doubt its a coincidence, whomever designed it seems to have drawn their inspiration from the iconic Parker 51, if it were an OMAS, it wouldnt be the first time theyve looked to a Parker pen for inspiration. There are subtle differences, such as the extent to which the feed protrudes beneath the nib, and less subtle ones, such as the section of transparent bands in the hood. Another notable difference is that the clutch ring has been reduced to As somebody with a preference for hooded and integrated nibs, for both their form and function, this pen caught my eye at first glance. I was convinced that I knew of every pen which I wanted, that there was nothing left for me to see, yet there it was. But it doesnt surprise me that I hadnt heard of the 599/600 before. Ive scoured the internet for any trace of its existence, and found nothing at all, absolutely nothing. Ive established that 599/600 should be a patent number, something which OMAS often engraved onto their pens, whilst brevetto, the Italian word for patent, followed by 599/600, is etched into a gold band around the plunger. The seller believed this to be the manufacturers name, and that the pen was number 599 of 600 produced. Unfortunately, my example is well and truly buggered and may be beyond repair. Im certain that the nib has fractured, whilst I cannot see for the mass of dried ink which has accumulated beneath the hood, one of the tines moves freely and loosely. For a minute or two I was able to keep them together long enough to write with the pen, I found it to be remarkably smooth and a pleasure to write with. The tines have since parted whilst the pen was capped and I havent been able to coax them back together again. Whilst the cap posts smoothly and snugly, it is far to tight on the hood. So much so that it not only scratches, but that I dont feel comfortable forcing it into position. Lastly, the aperture though which the nib and feed protrude is strangely deformed, as though softened at some point. I imagine the 599/600 was produced whilst the Parker 51 was in production, and probably nearer the beginning of this period than its end. I wonder whether the design entered mass production? Seemingly not for very long if it ever did. I was hoping that somebody might know more about it.
  15. Hello! This is my first post so I figured it might as well be a cry for help. I picked this up at the flea market and have been fixing it up. I can't figure out what it is, though. Any help identifying this pen would be greatly appreciated! The clip is missing and the nib is unbranded. The only marking is an A on the spoon lever... All I can figure is the era, late 20's early 30's... The nib it came with was missing the tipping material so I've swapped in a flexible Wahl nib for the time being (fun). Thanks for the help! Daniel
  16. NGiducos

    Possible Parker 51 With Franken Body

    So i bought this parker (and a pilot short pen 2) on a whim because it was so inexpensive about $17 for the both of them. Now when i got the pen i was puzzled with the parker because in the cap it stated that it was a parker 21 but when i unscrewed the body i was shocked to see that it came with the standard 51 aerometric sac. The body didnt have any indication that it was a 51... I havent been able to take it apart since i left it at my dorm and im currently out of town, can anyone help me identify it?
  17. Forrester

    Nib Identification

    Hi everyone! I have a nib unit that I found in a box of random bits and pieces. Other parts in the box were from Pelikan pens. I'm wondering if this nib unit is also Pelikan and if so, from what era or what pen would it be part of? Any information on identifying this nib might let me get it into a pen! I don't own any Pelikans yet so I am unfamiliar with them. Thank you everyone!
  18. Hello I bought a group of vintage pens few days ago from an antique shop, one of them is unknown to me, it's heavy ballpoint pen, when I removed the body to see what inside, I found this...!!?
  19. When I read "Jean Pierre"I thought Lepin! But that is not the case... Is something decent, just o generic Chinese, or an imitation ? what do you think? http://i.imgur.com/T8NscRs.jpg http://i.imgur.com/aBl6dL5.jpg http://i.imgur.com/dEBS6md.jpg http://i.imgur.com/VSy2Kj5.jpg http://i.imgur.com/xNJarEp.jpg http://i.imgur.com/CiGLQbf.jpg For a fraction of a second i "saw" a Hilbert curve too... but this is not a mental health forum..
  20. antichresis

    Should I Get This..thing?

    I found something in China. It may be trying to replicate what we use a brass sheet for, but the instructions are in Chinese and my HS Chinese is failing me. Pics:
  21. JC.Oxford

    Recognising A Gift

    I was discussing pens with a fellow pen collector and I was handed these two Mont Blanc ballpoints as a gift, because he doesn't collect ball points. But I have no knowledge of Mont Blanc's and I know there's tons of fakes in circulation. So what do you amazing people think?
  22. Hey everyone, I have really enjoyed perusing the forums on here for the past year or so. I finally have a -hopefully- interesting question or topic. Bought this pen off of ebay & cannot find any information about it. The seller described it as "...a LE set made for Fahrney's Pen shop. Listed here is the Proto-type set in beautiful swirl acrylic. Fountain pen has a wonderful 18k medium nib with ebonite feed. Each pen will come in an OMAS pen sleeve and you will receive an OMAS 90th anniversary journal." It seems at least real- everything else is a mystery to me . I'm just hoping its a piston filler & that it writes well- first Omas I've bought! Thank you guys for the awesome community & thanks in advance for any help! Merry Christmas!
  23. Hi, just rediscovering fountain pens - after 10 years not writing with them (but used them all through school) - I came across this pen - can anyone tell me what it is? it has a brushed steel body, gold tone clip, and gold tone nib with "M" with scrolling ornamentation either side of it:
  24. I got into the pen habit a few years ago, buying my first one off of eBay for around $15. I'd really like to know more about it, although I've hit a lot of dead ends in my searches. I'll include some pictures, hopefully someone else knows a little more than I. What I know about it: It's Pilot, with a fine 14k gold nib. It's possibly from the mid 60's though I'm not sure. I can't locate a manufacturing date on either the tail or nib. Also, it looks like it takes a Con-W converter. Thank you!
  25. Someone lended me a thin Pilot cartridge/converter pen for today. It's thin (exactly 10mm at the thickest point of the barrel) and short (~123.5 mm long, or 5.15 inches long). I can't find anything like it online, even when I search "pilot fountain pen white" on Google Images. I included some pictures too. I know this isn't the repair section, but for some reason the pen writes very dry and is quite scratchy. I included a picture of the nib where the tines seem to be misaligned. I'm using Noodler's X-Feather with this pen if it matters. My friend doesn't know what kind of pen it is either. He found it at a rummage sale.





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