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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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    Thank you for your contribution!

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Nib shots!



    A Parson's Italix



    It's not blood, honest!

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    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


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    Olympia typewriter fans unite!
    How about Hermes, Hermes Baby? (...the only typewriter I own)

    C.
    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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    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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    C.

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    ...summer is bright!

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