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    Almost retired and looking at my pens, some purchases, some over 100 years old from ancestors. Time to do some restoration and letter writing. The forum looks like fun.
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    Welcome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Etherhuffer View Post
    Almost retired and looking at my pens, some purchases, some over 100 years old from ancestors. Time to do some restoration and letter writing. The forum looks like fun.
    What is the mottled red and black hard rubber pen?

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    Nice to have you here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FredRydr View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Etherhuffer View Post
    Almost retired and looking at my pens, some purchases, some over 100 years old from ancestors. Time to do some restoration and letter writing. The forum looks like fun.
    What is the mottled red and black hard rubber pen?
    It is marked Laughlin and that is about it. Long steel nib that is likely not original.

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    Welcome, you are going to have lots of fun with that collection!

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    On the Laughlin.

    From Richard Binder's Glossopedia:

    (Laughlin Manufacturing Company) A pen manufacturing company located in Detroit, Michigan; founded in 1896 by James W. Laughlin. Until c. 1912, the company produced eyedropper-filling pens that were of high quality but otherwise ordinary for their time. In 1912, Laughlin received U.S. Patent No 1,042,695 for a clever sliding-barrel thumb filler, and his company immediately put his design into production. (Interestingly, he assigned the patent to his wife, Catherine.) In about 1926, the Laughlin company ceased production and sold its assets to the Carter’s Ink Company, which then produced fountain pens for about six years. Laughlin did not dissolve his company, however; documents exist showing that it was still in the fountain pen business as late as 1943.

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    And this is cool.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bisquitlips View Post
    And this is cool.

    These are my grandfather's and great grandfather's pens. Going to do restoration on them. I need to pull the guts out of two Vacumatics, so tool purchases come nest

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    Quote Originally Posted by Etherhuffer View Post
    These are my grandfather's and great grandfather's pens. Going to do restoration on them. I need to pull the guts out of two Vacumatics, so tool purchases come nest
    See: https://www.pentooling.com/toolsoverview.html where you will find that Dale also sells:

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    Sounds good. In the non fountain pen world, I have an ancient digital clock pen and can't figure out the battery for this. no markings on pen, looks like something called MBO from Hong Kong. It takes a standard Parker refill. Any ideas on battery type or replacement position?IMG_3797.jpgIMG_3797.jpg

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    Howdy howdy!

    Ah, what other hobby or hobbies do you have, that you already obsess over? (Enquiring minds want to know.)
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    There's a video that shows how to change the batteries on a night light pen. Does you pen have a similar dingus that might hold little button batteries? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fA27T8qKpQo
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    Default Re: New to Forum, Another Hobby to Obsess Over

    The Laughlin pen looks very similar to the Liberty pen of the same era. I have one example of a eyedropper filler from 1912-1916 period. As you can see from the image it has a Warranted nib.
    liberty3.jpg

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    Default Re: New to Forum, Another Hobby to Obsess Over


    Welcome to the forum and It is good starting point to tune all the pens and you are in the right place here.

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