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Do tell and do show your pen
« on: March 17, 2018, 01:41:56 AM »
Some of us are hoarder of antiquity, some of us are just hoarders.  Or that you have a favorite pen you like to share.  Here's your chance to tell and show your pen (yes it can be any pen, biro, pencil, etc..... and a story.  We want to know about your story of your pen.)


I don't have any interesting pens to show but I do use some less expensive and some medium expensive pen.  Well..here's my first.

A rOtring Art Pen.  It have an 18k gold nib. Broad.  I added an overfeed because it was running dry.  The nib was ground to a very sharp italic.


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Re: Do tell and do show your pen
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2018, 02:23:40 AM »
Here's the second pen...an antique ... Marbie Todd Sterling Silver with a gold nib.  It is also a pencil.




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Re: Do tell and do show your pen
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2019, 10:40:30 AM »
That is a beautiful piece of writing. I know it's an antique but any idea what kind of nib it is? I would love to be able to get something like that for writing!

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Re: Do tell and do show your pen
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2019, 09:26:09 AM »
It is a relic of writing history.  Nib is 14k.  Eazy to find on ebay.  Look for gold dip pens.

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Re: Do tell and do show your pen
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2019, 10:51:24 AM »
One of my favorite holders. Either celluloid or bakelite. Probably Central European (Czech or Austrian or Hungarian).

Plus some dirt-common, everyday kinds of dip pens from late in the production of steel pens in the US. In other words, these are the cheap of the cheap. The top one is more commonly known in its form from Esterbrook where it is known as the "Inflexible" and the Manifold pens are second only to laundry pens for stiffness. Yet, even with these, the experience of writing can be so much fun.

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Re: Do tell and do show your pen
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2019, 04:43:23 PM »
This is my favourite pen at the moment.  Its a good weight and the nib is super smooth.

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Re: Do tell and do show your pen
« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2020, 09:55:05 AM »
It is not a pen...I think it is a pen accessory.  Does anyone know what the use of this instrument is?



One end is an eraser?



One end is a snuff spoon?



or is it a javelin?




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Re: Do tell and do show your pen
« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2020, 10:44:24 AM »
It is not a pen...I think it is a pen accessory.  Does anyone know what the use of this instrument is?


@InkyFingers
It may be a pipe cleaner, possibly an opium/hash pipe cleaner. They generally had a small spoon at one end and a sharp, pointed blade on the other. Often the two tools were separate. The blade was used to to scrape and score poppy pods by a cultivator. The spoon to apportion hash, for example. If it is not 19C., it could be a piece made in the 20C for visitors to the golden triangle.
« Last Edit: March 01, 2020, 11:01:00 AM by AnasaziWrites »

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Re: Do tell and do show your pen
« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2020, 06:58:23 PM »
My grandmother used to have something like that but it is always a necklace or attached to the pipe.  It gets lost easy when you are under the spell, so it is well attached to something or someone.


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Re: Do tell and do show your pen
« Reply #9 on: March 01, 2020, 10:05:23 PM »
Fascinating. This perhaps belonged to a gentleman. In the form of a pen, it would be most discreet.
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Re: Do tell and do show your pen
« Reply #10 on: March 01, 2020, 10:37:09 PM »
I see.  It came in a box of useless thing from evilBay.

I paid for the gold pen and these other things came along.

At first, I thought it to be a nib holder for the Spencerian No 12.  For sure, not the larger nibs of Gillott No 1 or even the smaller Gillott 170.

Thanks Michael for your insight.

« Last Edit: March 01, 2020, 10:39:03 PM by InkyFingers »

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Re: Do tell and do show your pen
« Reply #11 on: March 10, 2020, 11:55:53 AM »
It is not a pen...I think it is a pen accessory.  Does anyone know what the use of this instrument is?

Looks great for scooping pigments and scraping mistakes. Calligraphy...the latest drug.

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Re: Do tell and do show your pen
« Reply #12 on: April 09, 2022, 01:22:33 PM »
It is not a pen...I think it is a pen accessory.  Does anyone know what the use of this instrument is?



One end is an eraser?



One end is a snuff spoon?



or is it a javelin?



This is a tooth pick and earwax remover.
I had recently found an E-book on HISTORY ON FOLEYS  GOLD DIP PENS .
There's a page on all the products of them and they have line of these instruments . So these portable  instruments seems to have being used  as they were using their writing tools .
« Last Edit: April 09, 2022, 01:24:30 PM by Cyril Jayant »

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Re: Do tell and do show your pen
« Reply #13 on: April 10, 2022, 06:54:24 PM »
LOL - it does look like a toothpick and ear wax remover!
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