Sunday, August 19, 2012

Obscure Fountain Pen Brands

Many thanks to all who came to our August 16th meeting at Perks, and special thanks to May for the ink samples! Despite the heat, we had a good turnout--fifteen members, including four newcomers (Anne F, Greg H, Mike M, and Norman C). In all the excitement, I forgot to take photos, so I snapped this one at home after the meeting:
A photo of three obscure fountain pen brands, all made by J. Harris & Co., which eventually became the Majestic Pen Company (from bottom: Congress, Ambassador & Majestic fountain pens). The Majestic is a fountain pen/mechanical pencil combo. The ink is Diamine Turquoise, which I got in the Ink Swap (thanks, Charles!).

I made a list of the brands that our members brought in for our theme of "Obscure Fountain Pen Brands": Salz, Tombow, Recife, Kaweco, Wancher, CONID, Diamond Point, Celtic Pen, Centropen, Rexpen, Padrino, X-Pen, Marxton, Ottawa, Eagle, Epenco, Majestic, Congress, Ambassador, Stratford, Kolber, American, Eberhard-Faber, Arnold, Jefferson, Waterson, DuBarry, Biltwel, Empire, Ever Ready, Adria Gold, Bankers Pen, Phoenix, Remington, Rex and Superman.

~ Next meeting: Thurs September 20 at Perks! (theme/topic: "Flexible Nibs") ~

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