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    Default Re: Reviews of some vintage fountain pens (will update)

    Hi! I already have 3 reviews of wonderful and exceptional Pilot Myu models on my site, and today I want to show you the higher (by size) model of this family.

    Pilot Murex MR-500SS (made in Japan) 1985.

    The shape of this fountain pen no resembles as rocket like Myu and even more reminds me of another legendary pen from the 70s – Aurora Hastil – in almost flat cylindrical body only slightly widening in the center, which when folded looks more like a cigarette. With the cap removed, I can already see a futuristic, for the 70s, magnetic levitation truck . The material of all body is brushed stainless steel. The filling system is cartridge-converter, by proprietary Pilot format, but it is possible to install converters only Con-20 or Con-40. The cap on friction, but closes with a click at the end, which reminds me of the signature DuPont click.







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    Columbia with Eversharp Skyline Nib (1948-1958) made in ??? perhaps USA.

    This vintage replica was bought by me by accident . In general, I think this is not even quite a replica, but a hybrid on the Eversharp Skyline (cap) and Eversharp Symphony (body). The instrument is quite vintage, I assume it was made before the 60s. On the one hand, a clear imitation suggests the idea of ​​being enriched on the wave of the popularity of the model (by analogy with modern Chinese production), but on the other hand, it is possible that fans of the Eversharp brand which are dissatisfied with the end of production of the Skyline and Symphony line (1948-1952), could do it, llike as Armando Simoni club





    Ground original M nib to UEF size



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    Default Re: Reviews of some vintage fountain pens (will update)

    One more regrind: Pilot Justus first edition - from M to UEF





    For comparison, how looked original nib and how it looks now.



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    Amazing work, both the drawing and the regrind.

    Sent from my SM-G991U using Tapatalk
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lloyd View Post
    Amazing work, both the drawing and the regrind.
    Thank you, Llioyd!
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    Lovely work and beautiful Pen drawings !! Love all of your pens!!!

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    The artwork and the penmanship are both exquisite.

    Thanks for allowing us the pleasure.

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    Thank you very much!
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    Thanks so much for these--the pens and artwork and calligraphy are all superb.

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    Thank you very much!
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    Thanks for posting these great drawings!

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    Thank you for feedback!

    Greetings! Today I have been returning to vintage pens after some pause and I want to show one of the biggest centenarians of fountain pen industry, but this is not Parker 51, this younger brother ).

    Parker “45” Classic Olive-grey (made in USA) 1970-1980ss

    The body of this tool is slightly different from the higher 51 model and is slightly narrowed at both ends, made the body lighter, cheaper. The cap, as a tribute to fashion, remained metal, while the body and section were made of cheaper plastic (rather than lucite). The filling system is cartridge-converter, by Eversharp format later becoming Parker’s proprietary format. Cap on friction.







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    The thread about vintage tools is a bit abandoned, so let's refresh it. Of course it's not 100% vintage, but it's not modern either, so let it be here.

    Hello everyone! I already have a few reviews of so-called vintage 146 models from different periods of time, so I thought I’d add one more )

    Montblanc Meisterstück 146 (made in Germany) from 1980-1985

    This tool has the same shape known to us as “cigar-like” shape named Streamlined at the time of its release. The body is made of black plastic, which traditionally glows red on backlight. There is an ink window on the body for monitoring with gray tone. Cap on thread, 4-start thread, full closure in 1 turn. The base of the piston collar made from metal (brass), but internal parts are plastic, including the rod.







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    Wonderful work as always, Andrew.
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    Default Re: Reviews of some vintage fountain pens (will update)

    The only blog I've been too is Pelikan Perch. I fear viruses.

    I didn't know Andrew_Lensky had a blog, much less been there.
    And I still don't know what picture the monitor is talking about.

    I have permission from Tom at Penboard.de for use of his pictures of the Geha 725 nib, and the Fendomatic Safety pen. I state that, and also from Pentime for his pictures of a Virginia Woof.
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    Not as a reproach, but rather as a remark: this section in which placed threads is called "Pen reviews" and not "Collectors", so it seems to me that it is not enough to post photos of cool pens and write that you are the owner, especially since the photos are taken by others. I know that there are many photos on the Internet better than mine, but I don't hesitate to learn and hear feedback. And for a review, writers should at least describe owns impressions from the pens or nibs, because not everyone needs/must to disassemble them, and for historical ones, it's still good to add the history of the model or just brand history, because it's interesting for community, I think so.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chrissy View Post
    In any case he has ignored it.
    Well, let them stay, the pens are nice, maybe someday I will do a review on some too))

    ps: I don't mind someone posting reviews in this thread, but they should be reviews and not just photos with models name.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chrissy View Post
    I agree with you Andrew and I PM'd the poster and requested that he delete his post from your thread for that reason. Sadly his first language is not English and I'm not sure how much he understands the request. In any case he has ignored it. Maybe we will just have to ignore it too.
    Actually Chrissy, the poster in question's first language is English (well American English at any rate). You may have managed, however, to be added to his extensive 'ignore' list along with everyone else that fails to bow down before the endless streams of incomprehensible drivel and bragging.

    @Andrew - your reviews are always hugely appreciated, and your site is one of the very few that I enjoy clicking through to.

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    I had not previously seen this thread, but Andrew your reviews indeed are fantastic-detailed, informative, and with great photography to back them up.
    Last edited by bunnspecial; September 22nd, 2022 at 05:46 PM.

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    Default Re: Reviews of some vintage fountain pens (will update)

    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew_Lensky View Post
    Thank you for feedback!

    Greetings! Today I have been returning to vintage pens after some pause and I want to show one of the biggest centenarians of fountain pen industry, but this is not Parker 51, this younger brother ).

    Parker “45” Classic Olive-grey (made in USA) 1970-1980ss

    The body of this tool is slightly different from the higher 51 model and is slightly narrowed at both ends, made the body lighter, cheaper. The cap, as a tribute to fashion, remained metal, while the body and section were made of cheaper plastic (rather than lucite). The filling system is cartridge-converter, by Eversharp format later becoming Parker’s proprietary format. Cap on friction.







    Full review: http://lenskiy.org/2022/01/parker-45-classic/
    I have the same pen! And I always wonder what inks you use.
    My other pen is a Montblanc.

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