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    Default Fade to Grey - P51




    I am guessing that this 51 has been left in daylight with its cap on for some time, perhaps years, the original Dove Grey has been preserved inside the cap.

    As I recall the blind cap is not the same stuff as the barrel and has not faded in the same manner.


    I am not sure that I would want to correct the fading, even if that was possible, this is one situation where a pen can show its history.
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    Default Re: Fade to Grey - P51

    Or leave it in the sun without the cap.

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    Default Re: Fade to Grey - P51

    Quote Originally Posted by FredRydr View Post
    Or leave it in the sun without the cap.
    Now why didn't I think of that.

    Must admit, it is persisting it down today but will give it a try. Thanks.

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    Default Re: Fade to Grey - P51

    It’s the “Farmer Tan” model!
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    Default Re: Fade to Grey - P51

    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Szanto View Post
    It’s the “Farmer Tan” model!

    Or truckers left arm.

    I don't know the history of the pen other than what I can see. Made in Canada, 1948 with a very crisp imprint. The tipping is huge which gives me the impression that the pen has not seen much use but has seen plenty of light.

    The uncapped pen is now on a sunny window sill, I will post a pic when there is a change.

    Thanks for all your comments.

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    Default Re: Fade to Grey - P51

    Quote Originally Posted by Fermata View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Szanto View Post
    It’s the “Farmer Tan” model!
    The uncapped pen is now on a sunny window sill, I will post a pic when there is a change.

    Thanks for all your comments.
    Won't you need to cover the already-faded portion? What would keep it from fading more and prolonging the "two-tone" look?
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    Default Re: Fade to Grey - P51

    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Szanto View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Fermata View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Szanto View Post
    It’s the “Farmer Tan” model!
    The uncapped pen is now on a sunny window sill, I will post a pic when there is a change.

    Thanks for all your comments.
    Won't you need to cover the already-faded portion? What would keep it from fading more and prolonging the "two-tone" look?
    We are getting very sciency now, is there a limit to how much fading the lucite will take, but, fair comment, I will wrap the faded portion, and remember to rotate the pen otherwise it will look like a zebra.

    Cheers all,

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    Default Re: Fade to Grey - P51

    Quote Originally Posted by Fermata View Post
    We are getting very sciency now, is there a limit to how much fading the lucite will take, but, fair comment, I will wrap the faded portion, and remember to rotate the pen otherwise it will look like a zebra.

    Cheers all,
    Aw, gosh, I didn't mean to get all pedantic. It's a lovely, unique pen no matter how it evolves.
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    Default Re: Fade to Grey - P51

    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Szanto View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Fermata View Post
    We are getting very sciency now, is there a limit to how much fading the lucite will take, but, fair comment, I will wrap the faded portion, and remember to rotate the pen otherwise it will look like a zebra.

    Cheers all,


    Aw, gosh, I didn't mean to get all pedantic. It's a lovely, unique pen no matter how it evolves.

    No problem, I will see how it goes in a week, I will still have a blind cap that is different to the body. I guess if it really bothered me I could change it out for new parts, looking forward to seeing what happens with some sunlight.

    Thanks for your suggestions

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    Default Re: Fade to Grey - P51

    Quote Originally Posted by Fermata View Post
    ...I will see how it goes in a week....
    I suspect it'll take a lot more than a week.

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