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Manofadventure

Here's my wishlist :-

 

American

Waterman Hundred Year Pen (1st generation model made in lucite)

Waterman Artist's Pen safety eyedropper

Waterman's Ideal No. 7 (with the full range of nib options, i.e. Red, Green, Purple, Pink, Blue, Yellow, Brown, Grey, Black and White)

Waterman's Ideal No. 14/15/42/43/44/45/46 safety eyedropper

Waterman's Ideal No. 16 eyedropper

Wahl Eversharp Doric (One Shot Filler with adjustable nib)

Wahl Bantam

Conklin Nozac Quick Fill

Sheaffer Lifetime Balance 1000/Statesman with Vac Fill mechanism

Postal Pen Co. Reservoir

 

British

De La Rue Onoto Magna

De La Rue Onoto The Pen (with over and under feed)

Mabie Todd Swan eyedropper (with over and under feed)

Mentmore Bulbfiller

Conway Stewart Series 100

 

German

Soennecken 111 Superior

Soennecken 222/The Tower Superior

Soennecken 510S

Soennecken Safety Eyedropper (entire range)

Pelikan 400 NN (with period correct longitudinal fin ebonite feed)

Mont Blanc Meisterstuck 136/138/139/146 (with period correct telescoping brass piston and celluloid composition)

Mont Blanc Rouge et Noir/Simplo safety eyedropper (entire range)

Astoria safety eyedropper

Dignitar safety eyedropper

Klio safety eyedropper

Melbi safety eyedropper

Ultraflex safety eyedropper

 

Spanish

Inoxcrom Caravel

Inoxcrom Sirocco

 

And while we are at it, why not also get ink pellets that were used with World War I trench pens, like the Parker Trench pen or the Mabie Todd Military pen.

 

 

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@ManofadventureThat's a nice long Wishlist! There are already the modern Onoto Magna and the Conway Stewart 100. The Onoto with over-under feed was/is an unreliable writer, or over-under feed/ED combination, though the nibs are lovely.

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@Manofadventure Nice wish list :) If you are interested in early safety pens , you might also be interested in the caw and paul wirt safey pens. Also the waterman Aero safety
 

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How much time need to go by to consider a pen as a "re launch". Would you consider a waterman Aero / Artist as a re-launch of 14s  / 44?

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8 hours ago, como said:

@ManofadventureThat's a nice long Wishlist! There are already the modern Onoto Magna and the Conway Stewart 100. The Onoto with over-under feed was/is an unreliable writer, or over-under feed/ED combination, though the nibs are lovely.

@comoIt's all for the nibs on those over/under feeds, mate! One could always tinker around with the feed and make some channels for air circulation to regulate the capillary action of the feed....it's just a thought.

The new Magna and Conway Stewart won't be ebonite or pre 1960s celluloid, the kind that warmed in the hand and had that tactile feel...you know, the one we all talk about....

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6 hours ago, shalitha33 said:

@Manofadventure Nice wish list :) If you are interested in early safety pens , you might also be interested in the caw and paul wirt safey pens. Also the waterman Aero safety
 

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@shalitha33Now that's a revelation! It has to be the very first time that I saw one of those. ME WANT!!!!

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6 hours ago, shalitha33 said:

@Manofadventure Nice wish list :) If you are interested in early safety pens , you might also be interested in the caw and paul wirt safey pens. Also the waterman Aero safety
 

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@shalitha33I don't yet know much about Paul Wirt safety pens. As for Caw's, my understanding is that they were taken over by Waterman sometime 1915 ~ 20. It's why their retractable safeties look quite like the Waterman ones.

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5 hours ago, shalitha33 said:

How much time need to go by to consider a pen as a "re launch". Would you consider a waterman Aero / Artist as a re-launch of 14s  / 44?

@shalitha33Now that's a chicken and egg conundrum. How about having them all available contemporaneously and be spoilt for choice?

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I only have one caw 321 which probably isn't the best example for an early safety. I haven't had / used any paul wirt safeties.  Caw safeties do have similar and no so similar design elements to waterman safeties. for a start it is an over/under feed pen.

 

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Pen also has a way to prevent capping when the nib is extended, also have a way to cap the pen when using without getting ink on the barrel end. There is a slot at the end of the barrel that the front part of the cap fits into, keeping it upright.

 

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I would love to get an earlier caw safety / paul wirt version. although they are not the easiest or the cheaper safeties around. :(

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4 hours ago, Manofadventure said:

@comoIt's all for the nibs on those over/under feeds, mate! One could always tinker around with the feed and make some channels for air circulation to regulate the capillary action of the feed....it's just a thought.

The new Magna and Conway Stewart won't be ebonite or pre 1960s celluloid, the kind that warmed in the hand and had that tactile feel...you know, the one we all talk about....

The nibs indeed! I once had one that I bought knowing that the pen couldn't write properly. It was blobbing and burping whenever it pleased 😀, but the nib was wonderful! And tinkering I did, to no avail. There was a twisted wire inside that was supposed to regulate the flow. In the end I used it as a dig pen. Some of the lines of the new Onoto and Conway Stewart (UK) did keep a retro look faithful to the vintage design, which I like very much.

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