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

    I was looking for a thread to show some pen pics from time to time on FPG and decided to start it here in the photo sub forum.

    First contribution: Capless Ahoi!

    Pilot Capless 1 von -c_m_z-

    Pilot Capless 5 von -c_m_z-

    But let's see what's next.
    C.

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    A delightful and playful fountain pen art.

    I love it.
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    Default Re: just some pen pics from time to time...

    Recently, I made a drawing of my Waterman's 52 in RHR and took some pics - just for fun:

    Waterman's 52 RHR 2 by C.M.Z, auf Flickr
    Waterman's 52 RHR 3 by C.M.Z, auf Flickr
    Waterman's 52 RHR 4 by C.M.Z, auf Flickr
    Waterman's 52 RHR 5 by C.M.Z, auf Flickr
    Waterman's 52 RHR 6 by C.M.Z, auf Flickr
    Waterman's 52 RHR 7 by C.M.Z, auf Flickr

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    Yum!
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    OMG! christof!
    I love your pictures and your drawing so much! Gorgeous Orange colors

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    Thank you Kyle.

    My newest picture is completely different:



    At Montblanc in Hamburg.
    Traditional craftsmanship and state-of-the-art production technology complement each other perfectly.

    Have a nice weekend.
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    Christof, my nephew will definitely wants to visit your house for this creative lego set! Can your tiny manufacture make a stub nib pen for me

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    christof, amazing imaginative pictures. More, please!

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    I finally found a vintage Pelikan nib who fits my preferences perfectly. It's a late Pelikan 400 nib. The nib size is EF and it writes on both sides. The nib has the perfect combination of wetness, softness and feedback. I'm in love...



    The nib is in a shabby Pelikan 400, dull cap, brassing to clip and a scratched barrel. But this is no problem for me. It's always with me these days.



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

    Christof, I am the same way.
    The pens that hold my favorite nibs are not pristine nor they are extremely rare or expensive.

    This is an old and beat-up Sheaffer Crest that I found at an estate sale, the internal vacuum filler mechanism was corroded beyond repair, so I decided to make it a bulb-filler, which has proven to be more reliable and easier to fill and use.

    It has been with me for a few months now to business metings.

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    Thank you for your contribution and the great picture. These Sheaffer's are pretty cool pens. And I like your note book cover.

    ...and of course the Olympia!

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

    A couple of my Waterman 52 Gold Overlay pens: one in Gothic style, one in Sheraton style.
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    Thanks for your contribution. These are very nice pens!
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    Default Re: just some pen pics from time to time...

    Fun photos!

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

    @Christof, that Waterman is fabulous! Outside of my experience though. Anywho, I'm not a photographer (as I'm sure most on here would attest), nor even a proper pen person, but this is one of my favourite personal photos of a pen (even though it's not in focus).


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    This was a close second (though really a joint first, as they are the only two reasonable photos of pens I've ever taken)


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

    Quote Originally Posted by penwash View Post
    ...This is an old and beat-up Sheaffer Crest....
    Psst! Hey penwash! We continue to have similar tastes. I have a Crest in the same color but it doesn't match my Olympia SM4 quite as well as yours, so here's another: a Sheaffer Valiant Vac-Fill.

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    Here is my Crest Vac-Fill filled with Omas sepia ink, poised to address a letter. I like using vintage postage stamps (still good after all these years), such as the Puerto Rico and Brooklyn commemoratives from 1949 and 1951 and the others that total the current 55˘ domestic rate. (I don't collect stamps; I post them!)


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    Christof, Fred, I just used the Sheaffer Crest again today at a meeting with a client.
    Once again I'm so pleased with the joy of writing with the Triumph nib. It's a nail, but man, it writes so lovely.

    Olympia typewriter fans unite!
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    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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