Parker Arrow Laque

#5
I'm pretty disciplined as I only have 30 slots in my pen case, so it genuinely has to be one in one out.
Another rabbit hole looms large in the offing for you, grasshopper. I started with a 12 slot pen case; today I have a 4 drawer chest and 3 cigar boxes housing my collection of over 100 fountain pens...I don't count them anymore.:eek::p:rolleyes: I also have several books on fountain pens.
 
#9
I've written with humble Vector & Jotter pens for years. I did have a 25 ... three, in fact: Fountain, Rollerball and another Fountain with the green colouring. No idea where they've gone. I have a number of 15s as well, which really fit my hand well and feel so light it's like there's no pen and just a nib at the ends of my fingers.

In terms of posh pens ... well, I don't have one. I suppose this Laque is kinda posh. I've a Parker 51 on my wishlist. Shaeffer Imperial, as well, which have lovely looking nibs. I do enjoy the Parker Frontiers, which I think are a similar size/weight to the 51s.

I hear you @Rufus ...

You've mentioned cigar boxes. I've had a grot about in the loft and found three cigar boxes. I'm now thinking of some stripwood and felt to line them and turn them into pen boxes. More real estate ... more pens :)

Looking at the depth, I may well double deck them with a pull out shelf or try to work in some clever hinged level. Fun little project.
 
#14
I hear you @Rufus ...

You've mentioned cigar boxes. I've had a grot about in the loft and found three cigar boxes. I'm now thinking of some stripwood and felt to line them and turn them into pen boxes. More real estate ... more pens :)

Looking at the depth, I may well double deck them with a pull out shelf or try to work in some clever hinged level. Fun little project.
Paul, to line your cigar boxes check out Gary Lehrer's website, http://www.gopens.com/ He sells preformed slotted display trays, which you cut to size to fit. I use them in my pen chest and cigar boxes. I don't know what the delivered cost to the UK would be or if anyone in the UK sells them.
 
#15
As the captions show, it's a squeeze-type converter, which the company called an "Aerometric" filler. They used a synthetic material called plyglass for the reservoir which lasts superbly even after 50+ years.
Yes, the earlier squeeze converters they supplied with the "45" and "75" pens were excellent. Modern converters are seriously cheapened down compared to those.

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Pitralon forever - Real pens have a nib - If it doesn't tick, it's not a watch.
 
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