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    Default Re: just some pen pics from time to time...

    Quote Originally Posted by christof View Post
    ...How about Hermes, Hermes Baby? (...the only typewriter I own)
    I considered an early '50s Hermes Baby, but its size required too much pressure with each keystroke compared to my Olympia, and now that I have this one, I do not intend to start collecting more vintage typewriters! Besides, they won't fit in my pen chest.

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    Default Re: just some pen pics from time to time...

    Here comes a picture of my Hermes Baby with a Parker "51" Flighter.

    ...but there's a story behind - or even better a Novel with the title "Homo Faber" written by Max Frisch in 1957.
    The main character in the book is an engineer called Walter Faber. He believes in technological progress only. Even during an atlantic crossing (with a super constellation) he's using his Hermes Baby (wich was the equal to a Macbook Air at this time).
    Max Frisch was using typewriters as well, only typwriters... That's why he equipped his hero with a Hermes Baby.
    ...but I'am sure, if Walter Faber had a fountain pen (which is not mentioned in the book) it would have been a Parker "51" for sure!



    "Ich bin Techniker und gewohnt, die Dinge so zu sehen, wie sie sind."

    "I'm a technician, and I'm used to seeing things the way they are."

    citation from the Book "Homo Faber" by Max Frisch, 1957

    C.
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    Default Re: just some pen pics from time to time...

    Nice pics. I want to ah too if that's ok?

    I collected typewriters at one point. All are gone but two, my mom's portable Smith Corona from ca. 1940 and my Royal Quiet Deluxe of similar vintage.

    I don't know what fountain pens my mom used but probably more likely a 21—or even third tier pen—than a 51.

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    Default Re: just some pen pics from time to time...

    Thank you for your contribution!

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    Default Re: just some pen pics from time to time...

    Quote Originally Posted by azkid View Post
    I collected typewriters at one point. All are gone but two....
    How big was your collection, and where/how did you display and store them?

    If you ever journey near Lansdale, Pennsylvania USA, Robert DeBarth, a dealer of mechanical and early electric office equipment is still in business after 75 years, and has an inventory of (now vintage) equipment ready to go (plus parts galore), including typewriters. Irascible but worth the effort to make friends.

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    Default Re: just some pen pics from time to time...

    Quote Originally Posted by FredRydr View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by azkid View Post
    I collected typewriters at one point. All are gone but two....
    How big was your collection, and where/how did you display and store them?
    It was smallish in number, just 7 or 8. Nothing rare or expensive just some standard examples from the 10s - 40s.

    Unfortunately, I didn't display most of them, didn't use them often, and storing them in closets was a shame and took up space.

    I miss my Underwood No. 5 the most.

    I hadn't heard of DeBarth. Good to know.

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    Default Re: just some pen pics from time to time...



    Those of you who've bought pens from me have seen this photo of one of my favorite pens:

    IMG_0606.jpg

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    ...and of a nice pocket watch too! Thank you Fred.
    c.

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    Gorgeous pen and watch.

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    Default Re: just some pen pics from time to time...

    Sketch. Done with my self made double sided Pelikan 140 nib:

    Pelikan 140 Doppelfeder by c_m_z, auf Flickr

    Pelikan 140 Doppelfeder by c_m_z, auf Flickr

    Z.

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    Christof, you have a certain talent!

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    Default Re: just some pen pics from time to time...

    These are from a small bunch (a bunchlet?) of pictures that could be entitled "Pens I Deeply Regret Selling"



    A Parker Duofold.





    Pelikan 400NN




    Another Parker Duofold



    An Estie
    Last edited by Empty_of_Clouds; July 11th, 2019 at 03:24 AM.

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    Default Re: just some pen pics from time to time...

    Just a quick picture an writing sample of my Conklin Endura OS with a super flex nib:







    This is the largest and most flexible nib I've ever owned!



    C.

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    Default Re: just some pen pics from time to time...

    Nib shots!



    A Parson's Italix



    It's not blood, honest!

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    Default Re: just some pen pics from time to time...

    Quote Originally Posted by christof View Post
    I really like how it's going on here with this thread! Thank you to all for the nice pictures. I just made some new ones:

    Rotring 600 by C.M.Z, auf Flickr

    Rotring 600 by C.M.Z, auf Flickr


    Quote Originally Posted by penwash View Post
    Olympia typewriter fans unite!
    How about Hermes, Hermes Baby? (...the only typewriter I own)

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    Very clever composition!
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    I love pens that has those little accents that uses different materials like on that Greif.
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    Silver Pearl...


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    It's amazing what a proper amount of light can show us about a pen in a photograph

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    Default Re: just some pen pics from time to time...

    Absolutely right.
    Sometimes, I can see details on the photographs which I hadn‘t noticed before.
    That‘s why I am using a strong flashlight.

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