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Well, it was a joke about only a couple of hours actually :)

 

But nevertheless it's possible.

 

Wouldn't it be easier to fill in new links from flickr than to edit the defect ones?

 

To me personally ("if I were you") it would be easier just to work with posts, there's not much fixing there, just to replace tags here and there, than finding something old in the flickr stream, clicking there and back over and over. Just my 2 cents.

 

Gottes Mühlen mahlen langsam, mahlen aber trefflich fein

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Wouldn't it be easier to fill in new links from flickr than to edit the defect ones? Most of the pics should be still there

 

 

Yes, if I am going to be the person correcting the image links, my procedure would be to first add each new, corrected link immediately following each old, bad link. Then we'd proof-read the thread, prior to deleting the old, bad links.

 

And prior to starting work we'd need to lock the thread.

 

Of course, it would be great if the work could be done on a copy, leaving the locked original intact until you've approved the copy as correct. But I don't know if that's even possible.

 

When we hear back from the moderators we'll know more.

 

 

and of course, It would be necessary to get admin rights to edit older posts, at least for a limited time.

 

 

So ... you are saying that even you are unable to edit the oldest posts in this thread ...?

 

I was going to suggest a simple permission workaround might be to make a copy of the thread and make me (or whoever ends up doing the editing) the temporary owner of that copy. But if older posts aren't able to be edited, that wouldn't work.

 

-- Constance

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Well, it was a joke about only a couple of hours actually :)

 

;)

 

"All estimates are handwaving until both the task and the tool set have been evaluated ..."

 

 

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So ... you are saying that even you are unable to edit the oldest posts in this thread ...?

 

 

 

Absolutely. Posts, older than 24h (I believe) can't be edited. Even not by the OP.

 

Christof

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  • 1 month later...

After a longer time of absence, I'm back with some pictures of my newest pen. (IT problems aren't solved yet, but I am positive that it will.)

It's a Soennecken 222 Extra in marvellous Black with silver hashmark pattern. Actually I do not collect Soenneckens but I take them when there's an oportunity of course. Most of them do not stay for a long time with me. Mostly, I sell or trade them for pens which suits better to my collecting focus. In fact, If I had kept them all, it would be a nice collection too. But I still prefer to invest in my Pelikan and Parker collections.

 

During the sunny weekend it was difficult to find a couple of hours for the studio but I did some pictures though.

Here's a shot, side by side with the smaller "Superior" size in Red Lizard pattern.

 

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7353/13054295983_c6a60a71a1_b.jpg

and here comes some detail pictures:

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3087/13053348635_296d2f2dfc_b.jpg

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3464/13053494083_c1efbb2f4a_b.jpg

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2244/13053670184_e127174f2e_b.jpg

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7414/13053674274_2d644884f0_b.jpg

 

Restoring these "click-piston fillers" is not difficult. The only difference is that the blind cap should be removed first before the mechanism can be screwed out. I say "should" because I didn't... My experience is that these filler knobs can be quite brittle after the years...

 

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2692/13053355205_8d8064c9e3_b.jpg

 

Driving out the pin is an unnecessary risk to break it. So I prefer to leave the pin and blind cap connected to the mechanism and screw out the complete unit. This requires a special clamp tool which looks like this:

 

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7325/13053676434_2b1fbffdf8_b.jpg

 

...and it works like this...

 

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7391/13053504313_e02343392f_b.jpg

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7455/13053505963_2b36dfb5ff_b.jpg

 

And here is a detail picture of the celluloid:

 

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7451/13053507853_3d50a9d7d9_o.jpg

 

This pattern is really fantastic. See the depht of the silvery stripes in the dark context - just great!

 

christof

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Beautiful pen, and *very* nice celluloid pattern. The red lizard is beautiful, too.

 

I saw (and held) my first Soenneckens just recently, at the Los Angeles Pen Show. One day I'll find one that catches my fancy and with the right nib and I'll go for it. For now, I just admire them from afar....

 

I am happy to see you come back to this thread.

Écrire c’est tenter de savoir ce qu’on écrirait si on écrivait. – M. Duras

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Very nice post Christof (as usual, shall I say !).

I've got the same black one with an wonderful BBS nib. What is the size of yours ?

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was this Soennecken made in east germany?

'The Yo-Yo maneuver is very difficult to explain. It was first perfected by the well-known Chinese fighter pilot Yo-Yo Noritake. He also found it difficult to explain, being quite devoid of English.

So we left it at that. He showed us the maneuver after a sort. B*****d stole my kill.'

-Squadron Leader K. G. Holland, RAF. WWII China.

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(IT problems aren't solved yet, but I am positive that it will.)

 

I'm glad you heard from the moderators; I've not heard anything so I've been assuming that they were wanting to do the job themselves.

 

 

 

And here is a detail picture of the celluloid:

 

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7451/13053507853_3d50a9d7d9_o.jpg

 

This pattern is really fantastic. See the depth of the silvery stripes in the dark context - just great!

 

 

+1 Wow. And a great shot of it, too. (I just had to repost.)

 

 

 

I am happy to see you come back to this thread.

 

+++1

 

-- Constance

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I'm glad you heard from the moderators; I've not heard anything so I've been assuming that they were wanting to do the job ...

In fact, Wim sent me a message that he will care about the problem.

Christof

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was this Soennecken made in east germany?

they were made in Bonn, ex-capitol of West Germany. They are amazing pens. :D

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Lot's of people here are presenting pictures of their pens, arranged on nice vintage pen trays.

 

I always wanted one of these cool vintage pen trays too!

 

Recently, I had the opprtunity to catch one at a local auction for a few dollars.

It's a well made tray, manufactured of walnut wood and a velvet like fabric. Looks lit it has been made in the 50's. The advertised brand name is "Mercedes" which is a German brand.

Of course I would have preferred a vintage Waterman's, Parker or Pelikan tray. But this one is also nice and I don't have seen many of "Mercedes" pen ephemera.

 

Of course I took immediately some pictures when the tray arrived.

 

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3687/13212605725_4983b04765_b.jpg

 

It's real fun to arrange pen groups on this tray. I just arranged one of my favourite sub collections - the Black Pelikans...

 

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2850/13218828883_5b014b969d_b.jpg

 

Looks great, doesn't it?

 

Christof

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It's not just the tray that looks great! Love the Pelikans, Christof. That's a lovely way to show them off. :thumbup:

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

— Samuel Johnson

 

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  • 1 month later...

Yesterday, I was preparing two pens for sale on FPN. this ones:

 

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7177/13939740094_878f4449eb_b.jpg

 

I always fill the pens after restoring them and test write for a couple of days. I just had filled both pens and did some writing samples when my 5 years old son came in...

He: "What are you doing? ....fixing pens?"

Me: "no, I'm just doodling around...nothing exiting, not at all."

He: "great, I'll help you. I'll thake the green!"

Me: "....ahm...yes, of course....but be careful...the nib is quite flexible..."

 

This is the result, a late easter bunny!

 

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7211/13965971754_223f3d5bfc_b.jpg

 

Hope you also had great easter days!

 

PS: Have a look at the classifieds if you like the pens... ;)

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Your son has got potential! Does he know his artwork is being posted by his dad? :-D

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

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