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I replied to another thread on Reform, then noticed that this one does not show a picture of the P125.

Since I have one, here it is



I like this pen a lot. It is a nice writer and the springy nib is very interesting.

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As Thomas said, the machinery was sold to the east.

There is just too too many pens sold on German Ebay to be a couple left over pallets of pens. I've had the 1745, P-20&P-25. Originally a decade ago, a 1745 went for @ 10E.

I paid that much for the P-20 and E12 or 15 for the P-25.....really not a whole lot of size difference.


When after a decade you can get two 1745's for E5.00, you can be sure the pen's top came on one pallet, the bottom in another, and it was put together ....made....in Germany. Sold on German Ebay....can still buy boxes of 12 for a reasonable price too.

Two for E5 is a very good deal. Of the two 1745's I had one was an F, like the P-20&25, the other an EF....none of the nibs were marked.

I gave all my modern reform pens to my God child in the states, but for the EF 1745. Those were regular flex nibs.

German vintage '50-70 semi-flex stubs and those in oblique give the real thing in On Demand line variation. Modern Oblique is a waste of money for a shadow of line variation. Being too lazy to Hunt for affordable vintage oblique pens, lets you 'hunt' for line variation instead of having it.

www.nibs.com/blog/nibster-writes/nibs-germany & https://www.peter-bo...cts/nib-systems,


The cheapest lessons are from those who learned expensive lessons. Ignorance is best for learning expensive lessons.



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My outlier Reform developed a leak and I sent it to Pentiques for a once-over. It came back looking (and writing) like a new pen. I like it even more.

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Hi all,

A bit of necro-posting here, but rather more on the correct subject than starting a new one - right?


Anyway, have found a vintage Reform pen today which was pretty cheap, apparently in good condition and after a good rinse, can write when inked.


But the question is: Which model is it, and what decade?

The look & design is reminiscent of the WM Hemisphere, but with a nib which has very "square shoulders". It's a cartridge pen, don't know (yet) if a c/c would fit in there...

My own "shot from the hip" guess is that it's from the 80's, and not a 1745.


Hope somebody can tell me exactly which one it is, though if not, I will just use it and enjoy it


Stay safe,





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