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    Default Re: What is the most obscure FP brand that you can think of?

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    Ok, this is really sick: I just purchased a set: fp, pencil, and... one other object TBD. I did so because it specifically has the name "Pen Company Brand". As generic as it could ever be. Photos when it gets here.
    Annnnd... as it turns out, the seller was mistaken, and there is no branding whatsoever on the pen with that company name. However, the one marking at all is on the nib, which I believe is original, and I don't think the brand has come up yet: Epenco, the lower tier offerings from the more venerable Eagle Pencil Company. I haven't had time to shoot photos yet so this is one of the auction photos - guess what the small, 3rd item is?

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    Default Re: What is the most obscure FP brand that you can think of?

    Wow, Jon!

    That Epenco set is super cool. I never seen a celluloid pattern like that.

    And that mysterious tool. What can that be?
    Sizing it up against the pen, it's quite small. Is it a thread puller/remover ?
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    Default Re: What is the most obscure FP brand that you can think of?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Szanto View Post
    - guess what the small, 3rd item is?
    Toothpick or spare lead case.

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    Default Re: What is the most obscure FP brand that you can think of?

    Quote Originally Posted by penwash View Post
    And that mysterious tool. What can that be? Sizing it up against the pen, it's quite small. Is it a thread puller/remover ?
    Quote Originally Posted by Scrawler View Post
    Toothpick or spare lead case.
    Well, Scrawler is closest: it does appear to be a spare lead holder (none were inside) that also has the bonus of holding a spare eraser in place, which can be used.. for erasing.

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    Default Re: What is the most obscure FP brand that you can think of?

    Inkograph may not be an obscure brand for those who have in this hobby for a long time.

    But one can certainly make an argument that it's not a brand that is popular or talked about often.

    Partly is because this company/brand made only a few fountain pens compared to their stylo-pens (technical pen), a market that they seem to be more comfortable (successful?) in.

    For me, all I care about is that their pens, ~100 years later still retain their charm, and their build quality is obviously above par.



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    Default Re: What is the most obscure FP brand that you can think of?

    This one is a no-brainer to be in this thread. The red version of the striking "Indian" brand pen.
    Probably one of the more elusive pens even for seasoned vintage pen fans.

    EDIT: Forgot to mention the *obscure* brand... duh!

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    Default Re: What is the most obscure FP brand that you can think of?

    I know the celluloid, but not the brand.

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    Default Re: What is the most obscure FP brand that you can think of?

    Looks like Will gathered himself a nice Indian.
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    Default Re: What is the most obscure FP brand that you can think of?

    Maybe Wancher? The Dream Pen is quite amazing in this rippled ebonite. They always send in a really nice box and pen kimono.





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    Default Re: What is the most obscure FP brand that you can think of?

    Quote Originally Posted by Radonactionservices View Post
    Maybe Wancher?
    I dunno about that, based on how hard it was to stop the steady stream of spammy emails I got from them after one visit to the website!
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    Quote Originally Posted by FredRydr View Post
    I know the celluloid, but not the brand.
    I forgot to mention the brand. Hah!
    Edited the post.
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    Default Re: What is the most obscure FP brand that you can think of?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Szanto View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Radonactionservices View Post
    Maybe Wancher?
    I dunno about that, based on how hard it was to stop the steady stream of spammy emails I got from them after one visit to the website!
    Strange. I never received spam from them, although I have received an occasional email on new products, similar to Karas Kustom. They’ve been responsive to my emails, so you might just reach out to them.


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    Default Re: What is the most obscure FP brand that you can think of?

    Quote Originally Posted by penwash View Post
    I forgot to mention the brand. Hah!
    Edited the post.
    I thought you were turning it into a quiz!

    Quote Originally Posted by Radonactionservices View Post
    Strange. I never received spam from them, although I have received an occasional email on new products, similar to Karas Kustom. They’ve been responsive to my emails, so you might just reach out to them.
    Oh, I eventually got them to stop the flow, no big deal. I'll let Will decide about the inclusion of the brand - I see it mentioned quite a bit in some of the forums I frequent and I thought most of this was about obscure brands of the past, but no reason to be pedantic. That's a handsome pen you posted, too.
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    Default Re: What is the most obscure FP brand that you can think of?

    Quote Originally Posted by Radonactionservices View Post
    Maybe Wancher? The Dream Pen is quite amazing in this rippled ebonite. They always send in a really nice box and pen kimono.
    Just curious, why do you consider Wancher as an obscure brand?

    They advertise quite heavily and I don't think there are too many people who never heard of them.
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