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1981
That's great! I've never seen an original in person, just the pictures Dr. Joe posted on zanerian.com and I also got some tips from Chris. Mine was mostly based on what I observed when I owned the PIA Hourglass Adjustable Oblique which, while based on the original Bullock design, differs on the build. Unfortunately I don't have much woodworking experience and I definitely can't use a lathe to turn pens so I've just been experimenting and making them for my own pens. I have also taken to converting old straight holders into obliques for fun, so far I've just used the Zanerian method to mount them.

I have a PIA hourglass also--they are a little different.
Rummaging through my supplies drawer, I see I have the little flourished envelope the Bullock came in, as well as the 1992 catalog from Paper and Inks Books (as they were known then). Sheesh, some people don't throw out anything. ::)
Anyway, I'll post some close-ups in a thread I'll start in tools and supplies within a few days for your perusal.

1982
Thanks Mike! They are great, I did ask Brian to make the foot/grip section thicker to accommodate my large hands ::) and I've since replaced the flanges on both since I started making my own Bullock style ones.
Oh, I love those Bullock style flanges. In fact, I wrote the words with the mystery nib in a Bullock holder I bought new about 20 years ago. Are you using the double pin to secure the flange to the staff as he did? Do you make the whole pen or just the flanges?

1983
I think Schin made an example also of the 511 in the post where she compares Dr. Martins Bleedproof white with the new Mc Caffrey's White I am not on my computer at the moment, so searching is a bit a hassle ;)!
Yes, I remember that post--May 1 on this forum. I thought she used a Leonardt Principal EF with that comparison. I'll ask her. But then, she could use a telephone pole to write and get better results than me on a good day with the mystery nib. Major talent.

1984
I totally cheated as my range of knowledge is limited.  With the help of Mr. Google, may I ask if it's a Hunt 512?
Oh, you may enlist the help of Mr. Google if you like--it's not cheating. You see, Mr. Google is pretty good with a keyboard, but can't hold a candle to anyone on this forum with a pen.
Not a Hunt 512. (Hint #2--it's not a bowl-pointed nib like the 512).

1985
Esterbrook 355
No, although I had an E355 in one of my holders and wrote this as comparison. The 355 is a lovely little nib, a little balky for me on the upstrokes, but producing an amazingly fine line. I couldn't get the thicks as thick as with the mystery nib (there's a hint) using the 355, at least without being in danger of breaking the 355. It might be useful to know the size of the letters made by the mystery nib. The miniscules are about 5mm, so quite large. The 355 can't make the thicks thick enough at this letter size for my taste. Great for smaller letters though.
Note, at 600 x 600 resolution, so as to fit on this page, the scan can barely pick up the finest lines of the 355.




Don't you wish you could go to the drugstore and find these at this price nowadays?


1986
170
Hi Heebs,

I assume you mean the Gillott 170. That's definitely a nib that could have made this exemplar--real fine and flexy--but not this time.

How are those "orca" penholders from Brian working out? Comfortable? The look a little thicker at the base than mine from Brian. You have a good eye to have designed those.

1987
Hmmm Brause 511??
Wow, another nib I don't think I've used before, so no, not the 511. I'll have to check the misc. box for that one, too. Any examples of writing with the Brause 511 on the forum?

1988
Hunt 56
Nope. I'm not sure I even have that nib--have to check the misc. box (some pretty strange ones there). Have you used this nib? I'd like to see something written with it. Is there an example on the forum?

1989
is it vintage?
Answering that question might eliminate too many possibilities. I will say that I just bought 40 of them to replenish my stock, which had dwindled to about 20. I'm rough on nibs, and McCaffery's seems to eat them up.

(I'm heading out for lunch--back in an hour)

1990
Gillot 303?
Again, good eye. Like the 303, this nib will produce nice thins in hands more skilled than mine. But no, not the 303.

1991
Hunt 101
Another good guess, but no.

1992
Leonardt Principal EF!
You're in the right ballpark, but no.

1993
Oooh, have I singlehandedly killed this thread?
Go ahead, guess. This one is easy.


1994
Show & Tell / Re: Tyrion Lannister and his many words
« on: July 09, 2014, 10:23:19 AM »
. . .  but I want another go with a different TV show character next.
Word portraits could be a whole interesting thread, if some more people make the attempt.
I suggested Walt as your next one, but if you choose someone else, I might make an attempt at Walt. Were we both to do him, it would be like Renoir and a drunken monkey sitting down together and painting the same thing (now where did I put my banana?), but I have no pride.

What is the size of the paper you used?

1995
Show & Tell / Re: Tyrion Lannister and his many words
« on: July 09, 2014, 08:10:22 AM »
Lovely indeed.

Wanna try Walt from Breaking Bad in his Heisenberg mode?

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