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Hello all. I'm new to FPN and also to fountain pen stuff (well I did have a period about 12 years ago where I played with a Parker Vector and some Pilot disposables while a teenager). A few weeks ago I found two of my wife's great grandfathers pens (a 1938 Parker Vacumatic and late '20s/early '30s Duofold). I was quickly enamored with them and the wider world of pens and filling systems and tinkering. Well, here I am, 24 pens later (have been through most every antique/junk store in Oklahoma City and my first ebay experience.

 

 

I've been trying to aquire a broad variety of pens cheaply (every one has been under $18) and gaining bits of knowlege about these vintage pens and how to restore them. I'm more interested in figuring these pens out and making them sing, rather than collecting, per se.

 

It's been a blast so far and I am already indebted to FPN and the broader online FP community for much of the knowledge I've been able to cram into the past month or so. So, I figured I'd dive right in to learn more and maybe share some myself.

 

Questions are welcome!

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Welcome, SethK, to FPN. :W2FPN: You're going to like it here.

I spent three years in the beautiful state of Oklahoma. Great place.

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Hello and Welcome to FPN!! Glad to have you join us!!

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SethK, hello and welcome to FPN. You have a great start. Getting to understand the pens will really add to your enjoyment.

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Welcome !

 

Two heirloom Parkers from your wife's side of the family ? Wonderful ! I hope you can maintain them in

good condition and use them. It is a great way to honor the memory of the earlier generation. I find this

location good reading.

http://www.parkerpens.net

 

I hope you will enjoy writing with your fountain pens, as well as tinkering.

 

If you feel any kind of indebtedness, the next time you visit FPN, bring donuts. :lticaptd:

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Welcome !

 

Two heirloom Parkers from your wife's side of the family ? Wonderful ! I hope you can maintain them in

good condition and use them. It is a great way to honor the memory of the earlier generation. I find this

location good reading.

http://www.parkerpens.net

 

I hope you will enjoy writing with you fountains, as well as tinkering.

 

If feel any kind of indebtedness, the next time you visit FPN, bring donuts. :lticaptd:

 

Thanks for the warm wellcome, all. Sasha, thanks for the website. And, yes, I do delight in writing with them (I've got my Duofold sacked and filling and am about to take my Vac to Chris Thompson in Tulsa for a new diaphragm). In fact, my it was my astonishment with how well the old Parkers still wrote that inspired me to find other pens for daily use (ones that I would be comfortable taking to work, etc).

 

P.S.

I ended up eating a couple on donuts on the way here, but help youself to the rest:

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Greetings and a very warm welcome to FPN. It's great to have you here with us.

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