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'normal' Nib Imprint On Cameron Self-Filler


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Recently I acquired a Cameron Self-Filler, a large BCHR clipless pen by Macniven and Cameron. It was sold as and looks to my not very knowledgeable eye like late teens or twenties. The nib is not the famous Waverley spade. On examination I found it was a pretty flexible relief stub, less angled than a full oblique. I am sorry I cannot put up a picture, but I do not have the equipment. The interesting question is the meaning of 'normal', which is printed lengthways on each side of the nib. At this time would it indicate flexible? I am sure it cannot refer to the relief stub point as that could not possibly be regarded as a norm.

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Timothy

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Recently I acquired a Cameron Self-Filler, a large BCHR clipless pen by Macniven and Cameron. It was sold as and looks to my not very knowledgeable eye like late teens or twenties. The nib is not the famous Waverley spade. On examination I found it was a pretty flexible relief stub, less angled than a full oblique. I am sorry I cannot put up a picture, but I do not have the equipment. The interesting question is the meaning of 'normal', which is printed lengthways on each side of the nib. At this time would it indicate flexible? I am sure it cannot refer to the relief stub point as that could not possibly be regarded as a norm.

Kindest regards

Timothy

I believe that there were three types of nib in this series; I am not certain of this but I believe that I have read somewhere that the nibs were Normal, Bank and Accountant. I have a MacNiven and Cameron eyedropper with a normal nib

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I can see someone in the past make a remark on a bent normal nib " these aren't normal now"

'The Yo-Yo maneuver is very difficult to explain. It was first perfected by the well-known Chinese fighter pilot Yo-Yo Noritake. He also found it difficult to explain, being quite devoid of English.

So we left it at that. He showed us the maneuver after a sort. B*****d stole my kill.'

-Squadron Leader K. G. Holland, RAF. WWII China.

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