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    Default Re: What Parker pen did you use today?

    Two for me, too - a Parker Sonnet in verdigris with a custom italic nib, and a later Parkette Deluxe in gray-and-green.

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    Default Re: What Parker pen did you use today?

    Quote Originally Posted by Darkbulb View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by katherine View Post
    What's the bottle of green stuff?
    Ah true, maybe I should have provided a legend
    From left to right;
    - 90's Tag Heur watch,
    - Persol sunglasses,
    - 4711 Unisex cologne (the formula has stayed the same for over 200 years)
    - white Wilkinson injector razor (either a prototype or some other rare beast...never seen a white before),
    - New Forest two-band badger shaving brush,
    - Calepino notebook and Parker 51 pen in burgundy/black
    - Pinaud Lilac Vegetal after shave - decanted into a small, vintage glass Pinaud bottle
    (The Pinaud Lilac Vegetal was originally formulated in the 1800's for Hungarian cavelry...and people either hate...or love it...

    So, sorry...the green stuff was not heavily diluted green ink
    I am not really eligible to comment because I am using an Edison pen today, but I do like 4711 and have it on right now. I have happy memories of using it to freshen up on German railway platforms as a child, because they sold it in vending machines for that purpose.

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    Default Re: What Parker pen did you use today?

    A Parker brown Vacumatic from the forties that I just restored.

    Not bragging about irrelevant things.

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    Default Re: What Parker pen did you use today?

    At Sightglass coffee shop in SF today.
    Brought some Popovleather notebook cases (one with a Hobo Techo in it - and one with a BanditApple notebook).
    Pen was my beloved Parker 25.


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    Default Re: What Parker pen did you use today?

    Today I have a black 1932 Moderne, filled with Tsutsuji and a black 1947 P51 Vac filled with HoD.

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    Among today's pens, the Parker is this 1940 black Senior Max. One of my very favorite pens.
    If and when I really start paring down my collection, this will go to someone special, rather than being sold off.



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    Greg,

    That is something! Handsome.

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    Default Re: What Parker pen did you use today?

    Parker 25. Love this pen - it never fails me.


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    I would still be using my P51 Vac but the diaphragm broke yesterday when I tried to refill it.

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    Using a 61 capillary filer.

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    So far today it's a 51 Aero and a 45. The 45 stays in the shop and it's kind of a beater since it's warped and shrunken. It writes nice and I don't have to worry about it getting damaged.
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    AN ugly Vector fountain pen
    Unix is user-friendly ; it's just picky about who it's friends are -

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    A freshly cleaned and loaded '45 from the repair heap. Nice smooth broad nib.

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    Default Re: What Parker pen did you use today?

    Two Parker Sonnets. I keep them with nibs moist and writing in desk bases.

    Last edited by pajaro; October 24th, 2016 at 05:16 PM.

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    Default Re: What Parker pen did you use today?

    This one.
    A button-filler like a lot of Parker pens from this era.
    4-3/4 inches capped, a very nice Parker medium stub nib.
    Green gold pattern I've never seen before.
    It just says "Parker" on the barrel (with the usual Geo S. Parker ... Trademark).
    It seems to be clipless. No holes for a ring on the top, no broken clip, the black top does not screw open like a duofold.

    What model is this?

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    A 75 Custom in burgundy. Lovely fluted gold-plated cap. It looks like a rich pen. To my regret, the nib has been a disappointment, although I can at least delude myself that its output is gradually getting better. So any onlooker who envies me my opulent pen is misdirecting his envy.

    My daydream is to own in addition a 75 Flighter with a wonderful nib. The Flighter looks almost pointedly unpretentious. In that case knowledgeable pen fanciers who wish I'd bought myself a nicer pen will be mistaken in their own way.

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    Default Re: What Parker pen did you use today?

    The Parker 25 seems to have become my EDC pen.


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    Default Re: What Parker pen did you use today?

    Parker Big Red (American flag version) with 18K Sonnet rhodium plated nib in a Cross Solo section.

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    Default Re: What Parker pen did you use today?

    A black Duofold Jr. from about 1930. And I'm currently cleaning and restoring almost the same pen in red Permanite, possible a year older. Needs proper nib though.

    That first one really surprised me - bought almost as a total junk pen, it cleaned up nicely and is a wonderful writer.
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    Default Re: What Parker pen did you use today?

    A silver vac with very flexible tines. Alas, the flow is gushing so I've set it aside for adjustment.

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