Ian Dixon, our friend ianmedium in fountain pen forums, gave my request for pictures of his Daily Carry Pens a very warm welcome. When the photos arrived, I nearly went blind.
Before reading further, I suggest you cover your eyes…
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Left to Right:
- Montblanc 149, Medium Nib (1999)
This was a great eBay find. Inked only once then put back in its box in a safe until I purchased it.
- Sheaffer Imperial 777, Medium Nib (early 1970′s)
I got this one earlier this year from Peyton Street Pens. This is the pen that started it all for me. My teacher loaned me his when I was 7 and it transformed handwriting for me. When I saw Terri had some NOS in stock, I pounced on it.
- Stipula Tuscany Dreams, Flexi Italic 1.1 Nib
This one and the incoming Titanium Flex Nib version are my latest purchases.
- Parker Duofold Special, Broad Flexi Stub (1927/28)
I wanted an orange Duofold ever since, as a child, I saw John Boy Walton receive one as a gift from Ike Godsey in an episode of The Waltons!
Retro 51 Twilight ZoneMontblanc Alfred Hitchcock LE, Medium Nib (Limited Edition from 2013)
This one was a gift from a client of mine.
- Parker 51 Special, Medium Nib (1950′s)
I love 51′s. This one is an eBay bargain. I won it for $23 and it writes like a dream.
- Montegrappa Historia, Medium Nib (Limited Edition from 1999)
This one came from John Mottishaw. I sold it to a fellow pen club member then swapped it back for the Nakaya I used to own.
I asked Ian what inks were in each pen and he replied:
I keep them all filled with the same ink and when it comes to change over, I have a lovely couple of hours returning the ink to the bottle and flushing and refilling with new ink. At the moment, the pens are filled with Aurora Black, but the other choices I have are Hitchcock Red, Montblanc Midnight Blue, and Diamine Chocolate Brown.