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    Default Unusual pen photos

    Post photos of your pens using unusual angle, props, whatever that exercise your creativity.

    Let's start with this:

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    Default Re: Unusual pen photos

    JUXTAPOSITION




    SOME ASSEMBLY REQUIRED


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    Default Re: Unusual pen photos

    Cleaning...

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    Mirrored...

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    Helix

    "When Men differ in Opinion, both Sides ought equally to have the Advantage of being heard by the Publick;
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Szanto View Post
    Helix

    Hi,
    Have you cut out a part of that pen to show the screw thread? Interesting.

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    Default Re: Unusual pen photos

    Quote Originally Posted by FreeLance View Post
    Have you cut out a part of that pen to show the screw thread? Interesting.
    No. The pen is complete and assembled. I have it laying on a tray made of card stock, similar to the trays in a pen storage case, and I cut out a narrow rectangle the length of the portion of the barrel that is transparent*. Underneath the tray is an LED light. I turned the lights off in the room, placed the pen and took a pic with my phone of the light coming through the barrel.

    What you see are helical lines in the celluloid, which is "wrapped", forming the spiral. The line in the middle is the steel rod of the plunger.

    *I put the asterisk by the term transparent because, like many celluloid pens of this era, the material has ambered quite a bit; you don't get nearly the effect if you just hold it up to the ambient daylight, and if the barrel had ink in it you wouldn't see anything at all. It is true ambering, not stained inside, so it isn't reversible. However, taking this shot does show the interesting construction of the pen.*
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    Default Re: Unusual pen photos

    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Szanto View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by FreeLance View Post
    Have you cut out a part of that pen to show the screw thread? Interesting.
    No. The pen is complete and assembled. I have it laying on a tray made of card stock, similar to the trays in a pen storage case, and I cut out a narrow rectangle the length of the portion of the barrel that is transparent*. Underneath the tray is an LED light. I turned the lights off in the room, placed the pen and took a pic with my phone of the light coming through the barrel.

    What you see are helical lines in the celluloid, which is "wrapped", forming the spiral. The line in the middle is the steel rod of the plunger.

    *I put the asterisk by the term transparent because, like many celluloid pens of this era, the material has ambered quite a bit; you don't get nearly the effect if you just hold it up to the ambient daylight, and if the barrel had ink in it you wouldn't see anything at all. It is true ambering, not stained inside, so it isn't reversible. However, taking this shot does show the interesting construction of the pen.*

    I see! Thank you for the help. Interesting - again.

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    - Will
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    Default Re: Unusual pen photos

    Largest pen stand...?


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