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    My name is Bill, and I am a Fountain Pen Geek. I have been using fountain pens for about four years. Fountain pens are quirky, require regular refill and maintenance, and are also stylish, and fun.

    Those are all positive qualities from my perspective. The fact that they need regular refilling is an opportunity to experiment with ink, and also a reason to have more pens! Being quirky to use (compared to a roller, for example), and requiring a bit of maintenance is what makes Fountain Pens a hobby.

    I beilieve pens should be used and so far have limited my collection to a single case of fountain pens. I rotate them every few days, and put them back "upside down" when they need to be re-inked and do a few a a time.

    A couple of years ago I ordered a dozen ink samples from different places. That was great and I had no trouble direct filling the converters on modern pens. Vintage pens with squeeze converters didn't work as well with sample vials, and now I'm mainly using CROSS Blue-Black for those pens. I know I will be exploring more inks in the future!

    I've been to a couple of Pen Shows which is a great way to get into vintage pens and expand your collection.

    The picture link below is not all of my pens, though it is a good representation of my vintage collection.

    These are all working office pens. There is an emphasis on slim body metal pens because those are more familiar for me to write with, they look nice, and typically aren't too expensive. I have a few resin body pens, and am learning how to use and write with them.

    The Shaeffer Slimline and Parker both have model specific converters, while the others have period correct squeeze converters where appropriate.

    The Pens Are:

    • Sheaffer Gold Clip
    • OMAS with a very elegant extended gold nib
    • Sheaffer Slimline with a fancy inlayed nib
    • SHEAFFER (R) resin body
    • Classic Grey Parker Resin Body with Hooded Nib


    Thanks for having the forum!

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    Last edited by BillE; September 29th, 2019 at 08:55 AM.

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    Default Re: I am a Fountain Pen Geek

    Welcome Bill!
    I use a fountain pen and a paper planner - paperinkplan.wordpress.com

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    Default Re: I am a Fountain Pen Geek

    Welcome

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    Default Re: I am a Fountain Pen Geek

    Welcome to FPG, Bill. I'm not sure what you mean by "vintage pens with squeeze converters," but if you compress the sac first, before inserting into the sample bottle it shouldn't give you any trouble.
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    Hello and welcome to FPGeeks.

    (I can't see the pictures without signing into my account, and I don't have an account.)
    Regards, Chrissy | My Blog: inkyfountainpens

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    Default Re: I am a Fountain Pen Geek

    Quote Originally Posted by BillE View Post
    ...OMAS with a very elegant extended gold nib....
    Bill,

    Please share more description and photos of this slim Omas model (use the Italian Pens subform, if you pease). Was it a response to the Aurora Hastil?

    I too am unable to access that subscriber-only photo site.

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    Default Re: I am a Fountain Pen Geek

    "Hi Bill." Welcome! Nice classic looking pens. There is a bay area "pen posse" that meets pretty regularly . . .
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    Default Re: I am a Fountain Pen Geek

    I finally figured out how to manage attachments at fixed the original post. I'll take some detailed photos of the OMAS and put them in the Italian Pens subforum as you have suggested.

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    Default Re: I am a Fountain Pen Geek

    Cool pens! Welcome aboard!

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    Default Re: I am a Fountain Pen Geek

    Hi Bill

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    Default Re: I am a Fountain Pen Geek

    I fixed the attachment so that you can now see photos in line. At your request, I did post a full review of the OMAS slimline pen that i featured above.

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