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    Default UNKNOWN FOUNTAIN PEN PLEASE SOMEONE HELP!!!

    Hello,

    I just purchase this fountain pen.....

    Please can someone tell what type of pen it is?? Brand? Or something......

    Thank you in advance.

    Best regards, Tomislav
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    Default Re: UNKNOWN FOUNTAIN PEN PLEASE SOMEONE HELP!!!

    I thought it was a Wyvern at first with a replacement nib, it looks like their plastic but the cap ring is wrong.

    The nib is the clue, the nib has a sign of a sun inside a diamond which I think is from an Italian maker, struggling to remember the name, perhaps beginning with P?

    Sorry, I havent been much use.

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    Default Re: UNKNOWN FOUNTAIN PEN PLEASE SOMEONE HELP!!!

    Osmia?

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    Default Re: UNKNOWN FOUNTAIN PEN PLEASE SOMEONE HELP!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Fermata View Post
    I thought it was a Wyvern at first with a replacement nib, it looks like their plastic but the cap ring is wrong.

    The nib is the clue, the nib has a sign of a sun inside a diamond which I think is from an Italian maker, struggling to remember the name, perhaps beginning with P?

    Sorry, I havent been much use.


    thank you

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    Default Re: UNKNOWN FOUNTAIN PEN PLEASE SOMEONE HELP!!!

    It's a Degussa nib. I don't know about the pen.

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    Default Re: UNKNOWN FOUNTAIN PEN PLEASE SOMEONE HELP!!!

    Why do some old pens have that hole in the cap? Wouldn't that have problems with dry out? My grandfather's pen has this, I thought a piece was missing.

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    Default Re: UNKNOWN FOUNTAIN PEN PLEASE SOMEONE HELP!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Zou View Post
    Why do some old pens have that hole in the cap? Wouldn't that have problems with dry out? My grandfather's pen has this, I thought a piece was missing.
    The idea is that the hole prevents a vacuum forming while the cap is unscrewed, thus avoiding ink being sucked from the nib. It has some merit but is usually redundant as most cap/barrel threading isn't air-tight. It's genuinely necessary with older, push-on caps that fit tightly.

    The little hole doesn't seem to cause dry-out in the short or medium term. I often have those older pens on my desk for several days without drying out.
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    Default Re: UNKNOWN FOUNTAIN PEN PLEASE SOMEONE HELP!!!

    There were also holes in many of the bodies of pens that used some form of internal sac. The holes in cap helped maintain the same air pressure in both body and cap and so reduced burping.
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    Neat! I guess caps that have an inner cap with a spring could cause a little vacuum, but there's not a lot of air there to begin with. My caps sometimes have a little ink in them when I go to clean them after running out of ink, none that ever got on anything to bother me though. I thought it was because I tend to rotate the body rather than the cap when putting the cap back on. This is another possibility. Although the most likely is just that they get jostled at some point.

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    Default Re: UNKNOWN FOUNTAIN PEN PLEASE SOMEONE HELP!!!

    thank you....

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    Default Re: UNKNOWN FOUNTAIN PEN PLEASE SOMEONE HELP!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by carlos.q View Post
    It's a Degussa nib. I don't know about the pen.
    See: http://www.fountainpennetwork.com/fo...-degussa-nibs/

    My Bohler Glorex has a DeGussa nib.

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