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Hello all. Even thought I really only use rotring mechanical pencils I keep finding my way to this site so, I decided create an account here. I recently decided to try my hand at a fountain pen. I wanted a rotring 600 fountain pen (I want rotring everything really, I might have a problem) but I didn't want to drop hundreds on something I might not like. So, I got some random cheap rotring Newton off eBay (not the nice 600 style fountain pen minus the knurling Newton but the newer uglier Newton). Unfortunately, the seller failed to mention the fact that the nib was damaged and the pen did not write. Ebay decided that the seller was in the wrong and they refunded my money and let me keep the pen (win win...I guess). Now I need to find a nib for this Newton fountain pen. I can't find any info on where to get one though. I would like to get this thing writing just to try my hand at a new tool. If anyone has some info I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks for tolerating the sleep deprived ramblings of a mechanical pencil loving man.

 

here is the pen I bought

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Rotring-fountain-pen-/263026192705?hash=item3d3d953141:g:vIMAAOSwwzhZOMp2

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In what way is the nib damaged? The seller photos in your provided link don't show the nib in any clear detail. It may be possible that it's salvageable.

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poor quality video I made of close up on the nib. One of the tines is bent. looks like it was dropped.

p.s. nice stanza from Havamal. I always carry a blade and a pencil.

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Greetings and a warm welcome !

Retired, twice. Time to do more things, writing being one.

 

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Greetings and welcome to FPN.

 

A bent nib and/or a bent tine can easily be straightened.

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Hello and welcome to the Fountain Pen Network. Glad you have joined us. You, having joined us, make us better. This is now your place as much as it is ours. Please don't be shy. Ask all the questions you have and don't hesitate to state your opinions. I hope you enjoy your time here.



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Hello and welcome from Indiana!

Please visit my store A&D Penworx.

Brands we carry: Benu Pen, Conklin, Kaweco, Monteverde, TWSBI - Diamine, J Herbin, KWZ- Clairefontaine, Field Notes, Rhodia, Whitelines

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Hello and welcome to FPN, from Cape Town (South Africa).

To sit at one's table on a sunny morning, with four clear hours of uninterruptible security, plenty of nice white paper, and a [fountain] pen - that is true happiness!


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Hello and Welcome to FPN!! Glad to have you as a member!!

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Welcome !

 

Eventually, you will run out of Rotring pens. Do you have another brand, to continue your collecting ?

 

I always carry a blade, a pen, and matches or lighter. It is fire, and steel, and the written word, that distinguishes us from the wild beasts.

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