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Christof, I got the pen you sent in perfect order. Yoir packaging was very good and it arrived very quickly. I could not be more pleased. Thank you!

Thank you MisterBoll. It's always a pleasure to see and hear another satisfied customer. Wish you lots of fun with your new vintage Swiss Soennecken. Probably there can't be found to much of these in Georgia...

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Thank you MisterBoll. It's always a pleasure to see and hear another satisfied customer. Wish you lots of fun with your new vintage Swiss Soennecken. Probably there can't be found to much of these in Georgia...

 

Pens like these are impossible here.

 

People than know how to write properly - even more impossible. :D

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After a Long time, I finally found the time for pen hunt again. Last Saturday was fleamarket day! Not a bad day at all...

 

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5473/9116434032_9dea101de4_c.jpg

...a nice bundle of pens...

 

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3713/9115173085_b9e63d3ab3_c.jpg

 

...nothing spectacular but still nice pens. The nicest without doubt is this Parker "51" in Buckskin Beige:

 

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7366/9114217431_dafab35a92_c.jpg

 

But there is also a nice black striped Pelikan 400NN, a cute little Osmia, a NOS Lamy 27 and some Waterman's and some of them with flex nibs. Lots of work for me, that's why I have to finish now.

 

But let's see what's next...

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Nice catch ! This Parker is really beautiful.

http://i973.photobucket.com/albums/ae218/petitdauphinzele/midnightblue-1.png

aka Petitdauphinzele

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Wow, when I go to the flea market I return fleabitten and pen-less. Great finds!

How small of all that human hearts endure,
That part which laws or kings can cause or cure.

— Samuel Johnson

 

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Wow, Cristof's, that flea market should be in Heaven Paradise, btw , did you got them in the same place in Switzerland?.

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Although I have pretty busy times at work, I found the time to bring two pens of the bundle back to life. It's always an amazing experience to test write These vintage Waterman's nibs. They are marvellous in most cases.

Well, the appearance of These Waterman's number 3 is rather humble....but the nibs, the nibs are premium class!
This one has a flexible stub nib, which writes very smooth:
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http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7384/9184705320_ddbe55e782_c.jpg
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2805/9191357248_ee3e917776_c.jpg
The second one has a nib which looks like a factory flexible oblique broad, wich is not a common nib as far as I understand...
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7418/9182491519_ae20ef4444_c.jpg
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Just look how they write!
I do not really collect Waterman's pens, but I really am fond of these nibs! t's a pleasure to write with. I love it.
Now, I'm already working on a dark blue 1940's Waterman's Commando which seems to have a wet noodle like nib.... sigh...
Christof

 

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Just got another one fixed:

 

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http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7298/9238084082_a7d8a3622c_c.jpg

 

It's a dark blue Waterman's commando with a marvellous flexible fine nib. I really love this!

 

Christof

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nice finds christof :thumbup: :notworthy1:

Pens are like watches , once you start a collection, you can hardly go back. And pens like all fine luxury items do improve with time

 

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During the time, I worked on many Pelikans pens from after war period, like Pelikan 140, 400, 400NN and Pelikan 300. These pens are extremely reliable and well designed. But there is one weak spot these pens have in common. One third of all pens I have had in the past had hairline crack in the caps.

 

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The main reason for this is how these caps are designed and how the caps have been manufactured.
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On the section drawing you can see a metal sleeve at the cap lip, inside of the cap. Ironically, this sleeve was meant to protect the cap of cracks. Actually it’s the reason for these hairlines. Why ?
These caps have been manufactured by injection molding and the metal sleeve has been molded in. So, the thinnest area of the plastic is around the metal sleeve. Slightest shrinkage of the plastic material will develope a hairline at this part of the cap, where the plastic covers the metal sleeve.
Now, these are the facts. The good news is, that these hairlines do not affect functionality of the cap at all. Because of the molded in metal sleeve, the plastic is kind of reinforced in this area and stays stable also in case of a hairline. And because of the seperate inner cap, the cap is tight as it should. These hairlines are more of a cosmetically flaw so to speak.
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Great to know, Christof! I do love these 140/300/400s, Great pens!

However, replacing their pistons is another matter though. If they were as simple as the 100/100N...

"Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one." -- A. Einstein

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I never had a problem with these pistons. why do you think it's more complicated?

 

The mechanics is just plugged. You only have to warm the barrel and pull. I rather see a Problem in getting proper seals...

 

Christof

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Christof, you seem to be really technically accurate with your drawings. The only other time I've seen someone draw like this is my father who's a mechanical engineer by profession.

 

Are you into engineering or design?

In a world where there are no eyes the sun would not be light, and in a world where there were no soft skins rocks would not be hard, nor in a world where there were no muscles would they be heavy. Existence is relationship and you're smack in the middle of it.

- Alan Watts

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...oops! you admit that you haven't read the whole thread!?!

 

go back to post #388.

 

:) Christof

 

 

I admit I haven't read the whole thread! :lol:

But now I know.

In a world where there are no eyes the sun would not be light, and in a world where there were no soft skins rocks would not be hard, nor in a world where there were no muscles would they be heavy. Existence is relationship and you're smack in the middle of it.

- Alan Watts

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You only have to warm the barrel and pull.

That's the problem, I am not good with that. Ha...

"Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one." -- A. Einstein

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Summer?

Where?

I thought its over already?

In a world where there are no eyes the sun would not be light, and in a world where there were no soft skins rocks would not be hard, nor in a world where there were no muscles would they be heavy. Existence is relationship and you're smack in the middle of it.

- Alan Watts

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