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    Default Those tiny little details

    I was just looking at an M200 on my desk and thought; isn't it wonderful, how the clip turns up at the end just where it gets wider? It's so cheeky and it's the only detail on the entire pen that isn't rounded and symmetrical.

    And on my Lamy 2000 I love the way 'LAMY' is engraved on the side of the clip, so you have to know where it is to see it. It's the reverse of bling. And it just fills up the available space.

    So what are your favourite little details?

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    Default Re: Those tiny little details

    I have a Tactile Turn Mover Stainless Steel Ballpoint, and the name/logo is printed on the back of the clip, along with the year production, mine is 2018. I like that!

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    Default Re: Those tiny little details

    Ubiquitous Sheaffer white dots? They're hidden on the bottom of the plunger knobs.

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    Default Re: Those tiny little details

    Quote Originally Posted by amk View Post
    ...So what are your favourite little details?
    Brand logos on cap tops! I love them all...



    I am also fascinated by unusual clips, and specially those that are exceptionally functional

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    Default Re: Those tiny little details

    Christof, If you have an extra top jewel for that maroon M250, I could help reduce your clutter of pen parts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FredRydr View Post
    Christof, If you have an extra top jewel for that maroon M250, I could help reduce your clutter of pen arts.
    I'm sorry Fred...

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    Default Re: Those tiny little details

    ...the "O" shaped clip of OMAS' Tokyo:


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    Default Re: Those tiny little details

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    The way the translucent section extends past the nib collar allowing ambered light to shine onto the nibÖIíve always wanted to believe it was a deliberate design decision.
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    Default Re: Those tiny little details

    Quote Originally Posted by fountainpenkid View Post

    The way the translucent section extends past the nib collar allowing ambered light to shine onto the nibÖIíve always wanted to believe it was a deliberate design decision.
    Yes. I would like to believe it was deliberate too (but I doubt it).

    I found this Kaweco Sport 712 on the bay for $20. It's pristine, and never been used as far as I can tell. Some GI trophy that got shoved in a box for 60 years. The piston shaft has disintegrated, and the cork crumbled immediately, but the translucent celluloid section unscrewed like it had just been assembled.

    Those tiny details...


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    Quote Originally Posted by dneal View Post
    I found this Kaweco Sport 712 on the bay for $20. It's pristine, and never been used as far as I can tell. Some GI trophy that got shoved in a box for 60 years. The piston shaft has disintegrated, and the cork crumbled immediately, but the translucent celluloid section unscrewed like it had just been assembled.

    Those tiny details...
    Can you fix it dneal?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chrissy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by dneal View Post
    I found this Kaweco Sport 712 on the bay for $20. It's pristine, and never been used as far as I can tell. Some GI trophy that got shoved in a box for 60 years. The piston shaft has disintegrated, and the cork crumbled immediately, but the translucent celluloid section unscrewed like it had just been assembled.

    Those tiny details...
    Can you fix it dneal?
    No, unfortunately. I have another shaft, but the same environment that caused disintegration of the old one also made the barrel extremely brittle / fragile.

    It's a shame, because it's a snapshot of time and an essentially NOS example of a very uncommon model. The chevrons are impeccable. The original markings on the cap are like new.

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    But I believe it's war-time production. It has one of those steel / gold washed IA-40 labeled nibs (I think one I sent you does also). It works, but their gold nibs are better.

    People want to complain about today's quality control? Look at this feed. Again, I assume unused and from the factory.

    Those little tiny details...

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    Default Re: Those tiny little details

    There are probably hundreds of little details that I obsess over, but to name one: the rolling ball clips on Montegrappa, Omas and other Italian brands.

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    Default Re: Those tiny little details

    the clip of the AURORA 88K



    I am in love with this detail...

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    The little detail I love on the original 88s is the tiny ebonite button hiding the screw at the top of the blind cap. You'd never know it was there unless you'd had to disassemble a pen :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by amk View Post
    The little detail I love on the original 88s is the tiny ebonite button hiding the screw at the top of the blind cap. You'd never know it was there unless you'd had to disassemble a pen :-)
    I know what you mean:



    the tiny disc actually is a color code for nib size and flexibility.

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    Quote Originally Posted by usk15 View Post
    I have a Tactile Turn Mover Stainless Steel Ballpoint, and the name/logo is printed on the back of the clip, along with the year production, mine is 2018. I like that!
    In a similar vein, the date codes on Pilot nibs are my favorite tiny detail. I love that Pilot puts the month and year of manufacture on their nibs (even on cheaper pens like the 78G and Metropolitan) more that I should. I mean I've purchased used Pilots just because of the date code on the nib. It is nice when I use older Pilots to think what was happening in that month and year; what I and other family members were doing then.

    I know other brands have dated their pens with codes of different sorts, but I think Pilot does it best.

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    Default Re: Those tiny little details

    Lamy made the 'Art Deco styled' Persona from 1990-2000. Mine is a 1990, in it don't have the tiny dot to keep the cap from rolling off the desk. The clip has to be pressed down to open up to capture a shirt pocket. Consiering how heavy that pen is....it needed to capture that shirt pocket very tigntly.


    The Improium was designed by the same designer, but took some twenty years after Lamy ceased making the Persona to appear. It has a regular clip.

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    Default Re: Those tiny little details

    I suppose this goes beyond "tiny" but the variety of Lamy's clips is one of my favorite things in this hobby.

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    Wow, I had never noticed till I saw that photo how the Persona clip reflects the ribbed texture of the section. That really is a gorgeous pen. Looks like a nice nib too.

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    Default Re: Those tiny little details

    The imprint on vintage AURORA 88 sections:


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