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When I want to make a good impression on people I use a Waterman Expert II to put my John Hancock on a document. Nothing writes like a quality fountain pen.
 

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NOW your talking my language!!!!!
I have been using fountain pens since I was in grade school. The nuns hated me for it. They had just quit using them in the schools in AZ and here I was trying to use them. I hate ball pens. They streak, blob, smear, and skip. My fountain pens, well most of the 400 or so I have work beautifully. I also collect them. My favorite for writing checks and signing dockies is a 1928 Parker Doufold Sr.
When I was in High School I kept bottles of ink in my locker for an ocasional refill during the day. I still have the Parker 51 I carried in High School.
I'm an anacranism. I guess that is why I like single action revolvers, and lever guns.
I don't just sign dockies with mine, I use them to write in my journal and write letters and whatever.

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JBar:
This thought just crossed my mind. Remember the original Bic pen adds, where they dropped the pen in a Marlin levergun barrel and shot it through the board? That is my idea of what should be done with ball points in general. LOL

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400 fountain pens? YOWZA! That's more pens than guns I used to own! Ya got me beat by a long shot, I have maybe a dozen with my Expert II being the best of the bunch.
The house my wife kicked me out of last October started out as an old one room schoolhouse where my dad went to gradeschool and I still have a couple glass inkwells w/bakelite screw-on lids and a couple of dip type pens from years gone by.
I never would have thought of it again without your post, but I do remember the Bic-shot-into-a-board commercials! Funny stuff!
 

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Yes, but nothing makes an X like a nice fountain pen, with a shot-into-a-board-BIC, it comes out more like K, and then you'd have to change your name.
 

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Jimbob tells me that DLD still uses crayons..





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I like fountain pens so much I had the admin here purchase the disposables. They come in different colors and keep me in practice for using my expensive pens at home.



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Quite a coincidence you should mention fountain pens. I just happened to have used my old Shaeffer a while ago. Bought in 1941
and still works perfectly; better than I can write. I still have my Grandpa's old ink well but don't have a dipping pen to go with it. Ask for one in a store and they think I'm nuts. Hmm, maybe they're right.

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by gunhamr:
I still have my Grandpa's old ink well but don't have a dipping pen to go with it. Ask for one in a store and they think I'm nuts. Hmm, maybe they're right.
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Try Levenger. They are online and have catalogs. They may have what you want.

www.levenger.com


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J Miller, check your mail buddy, I just sent you some questions about another 6 pens I found while cleaning out this house.
(edited 4-23-01, 10:34am to include pic)




[This message has been edited by Jbar4Ranch (edited 04-23-2001).]
 

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Jbar, I tried that. Some promoter for art galleries in Sante Fe wants more of my "work". I of course stated "I'm an "artist", it is impossible".
 
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