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  1. 1. What color did you get?

  2. 2. How many did you get?



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So, I have my new Neponset -- I was torn between the colors. I already have ebonite pens in the jade and chestnut. I could only get one, so I decided on the Red Rebellion. I want to know how ordered what.

:D :D :D

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I actually got two! One in Jade, one in Walnut. My plan is to give one of them to a friend as a Christmas present, but we'll see how that works out. I would have gone for the black if it had gold trim (a thing I feel about a lot of Noodler's pens! some of the acrylics and resins would look fantastic with gold instead of silver). The Red Rebellion sure is nice, also.

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I had a browser hiccup at the office and I got NOTHING. I was pretty furious.

 

Try calling Fountain Pen Hospital. They don't have them listed on their website, but I know as of about 5pm on Friday they still had Neponset's in stock. They're not open on weekends, so there's still a good chance they have them in stock.

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Now why wouldn't they post them to their site?

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I got one of the prototypes during the Noodler's contest. It's acrylic in the Solomon Silver color. I wouldn't have picked this color given the choice, but it's a fine looking pen. I enjoy the music nib, but not enough that I feel the need for another Neponset.

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Now why wouldn't they post them to their site?

Not sure. It's kind of an old-looking site, maybe they don't have some one to maintain it very often?

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I got one of the prototypes during the Noodler's contest. It's acrylic in the Solomon Silver color. I wouldn't have picked this color given the choice, but it's a fine looking pen. I enjoy the music nib, but not enough that I feel the need for another Neponset.

Wanna trade? Lol, I was a bit disappointed that he switched from the acrylic. I don't care for the ebonite much.

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I got one of the prototypes during the Noodler's contest. It's acrylic in the Solomon Silver color. I wouldn't have picked this color given the choice, but it's a fine looking pen. I enjoy the music nib, but not enough that I feel the need for another Neponset.

I was so disappointed not to see that colour on offer: that was the thing that made me want one so badly. The colours available are just like any other ebonite pen.

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I found the (jade) ebonite feel and appearance unappealing, the Ahab-type piston-converter flimsy and the nib sorely in need of adjustment--with alignment, though, the feed and flow (with Noodler's General of the Armies) are spectacular.

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Is the piston-converter removable? Mine seems firmly fixed and I am afraid to apply more pressure lest I break my pen. I know that I can remove the feed and nib and clean the pen out that way, but I have already gotten some ink stuck in the converter and it'd be easier to clean if it was fully disassemble-able.

 

Also, Mr. Tardiff mentions an "overfeed" in the sheet he includes with the pen. I assume he means that the ink can be fed to the nib from the top, (hence the "over").. but I'm wondering if anyone has any ideas on how to construct such a thing. The picture on his sheet was not very clear.

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Is the piston-converter removable? Mine seems firmly fixed and I am afraid to apply more pressure lest I break my pen. I know that I can remove the feed and nib and clean the pen out that way, but I have already gotten some ink stuck in the converter and it'd be easier to clean if it was fully disassemble-able.

 

Also, Mr. Tardiff mentions an "overfeed" in the sheet he includes with the pen. I assume he means that the ink can be fed to the nib from the top, (hence the "over").. but I'm wondering if anyone has any ideas on how to construct such a thing. The picture on his sheet was not very clear.

 

Yes, the converter screws out of the section. Mine was a little sticky, too, but it does come out. I haven't read the instruction sheet (the usual "guy" thing), so I don't know what "overfeed" means.

 

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Usually, I will go for a black pen first and foremost, but...

 

Red Rebellion seemed resonant of the moment, and, so...

 

I have one in Red Rebellion.

 

I actually had four in my basket at one point: user-error: In my eagerness, I assumed the first click hadn't worked after about a picosecond waiting for the pen to appear in my cart, and kept hitting the Go button. It's a wonder I didn't lose them all while I was trying to alter the quantity once I noticed total for the order was wildly "wrong."

 

It arrived...Saturday; I unboxed it today. So far, so good. :)

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Not sure. It's kind of an old-looking site, maybe they don't have some one to maintain it very often?

Actually, they update their inventories almost daily...

 

Some stuff doesn't make it on the site though. I have a good working relationship with them. :D

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Is the piston-converter removable? Mine seems firmly fixed and I am afraid to apply more pressure lest I break my pen. I know that I can remove the feed and nib and clean the pen out that way, but I have already gotten some ink stuck in the converter and it'd be easier to clean if it was fully disassemble-able.

 

Also, Mr. Tardiff mentions an "overfeed" in the sheet he includes with the pen. I assume he means that the ink can be fed to the nib from the top, (hence the "over").. but I'm wondering if anyone has any ideas on how to construct such a thing. The picture on his sheet was not very clear.

 

Mine also seems to be glued in place. I tried good amount of pressure and I feel if I continue, I might break it. Did you manage to unscrew yours?

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Mine also seems to be glued in place. I tried good amount of pressure and I feel if I continue, I might break it. Did you manage to unscrew yours?

Mine unscrewed the first couple times using more force than i was comfortable with. Now better but still tight. I think it had a bit of a rough finish on the threads.

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I got the blue Baikal acrylic finish from Goulet Pens. I must have just hit their site at the moment that they had one in stock, because there aren't any available now. You can see my review there, which I also posted to another thread here.

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Got the Forbidden City Neponset. Kind of regretting it. I'm rather slowly warming up to it though. Maybe just a little. After smoothing the nib, I really like the way it writes.

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