Saturday, June 22, 2013

Great attendance on a rainy night! (June meeting details)

Thank you to everyone (all 23 of you, including new members Barry, Joyce, Nash & Sienca, and visitor Tami from Nanaimo) who came to Perks for our June meeting on the 20th. We saw a wide variety of fountain pen models that came in various sizes, both vintage and modern. Special thanks to Dave M. for bringing his amazing Parker Vacumatic collection (well, part of it ;) to the meeting and giving us a mini-talk on this iconic vintage fountain pen. My apologies for the lack of photos---the meeting was very busy and we had four new members in attendance--- but I got new member Nash to snap a quick photo (thanks, Nash!), so here it is: (click on photos to enlarge)
That's Dave M. talking to Julienne on the left, and Al (facing camera) talking to Christopher R. on the left. We'll try to get a better group photo next time :) Since I didn't take any pen photos at Perks, I snapped this quick shot of the Parker 51's I brought to the meeting when I got home. They are (from L to R): a standard-sized '51' (aerometric), a Demi-sized '51' with an aerometric filling mechanism, and a Demi-sized '51' with a vacumatic-filling mechanism. Note that the aerometric Demi is slightly larger than its vac-filling Demi counterpart. Lovely pens, all three of them...
Our next meeting will be held on Thursday July 18, 2013 at the usual place (Perks pen store at 5844 Cambie St) and time (6:30pm-8:30pm or so). The July meeting topic/theme will be "Déjà Vu All Over Again", so please bring any fountain pen knockoffs/"tributes"/clones you own. Just to give you an example, the Chinese-made Hero '616' fountain pen looks remarkably similar to the famous Parker '51' ;)

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