March 2013 archive

Slim Pickings

Just a couple of minor updates to announce.  There is now a picture of a Parker Slimfold to be found on the site, and also a picture of Montblanc\’s clever ink bottle.  The page for that ink has also been updated to include a minor warning about relying too heavily on pre-1990 versions of their …

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Gradual Update

Since last post here, there have mainly been subtle updates; one will find some better pictures of Sheaffer PFMs (including a new dissection) some models of Snorkel, and the Pelikan Griffix.  The page for Diamine inks has a few new colours as well, but the real post-worthy news is yet more action in the world …

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Reflex

Maker: Waterman. In North America, Waterman is currently a name one associates with rather good pens (something the company\’s owners are striving to reinforce).  In Europe, though, as fountain pens are somewhat more ubiquitous, they offer some rather less elevated items.  The Graduate is one of the more familiar-looking items to leak across the Atlantic, but …

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Apostrophe

Maker: Waterman. The Apostrophe is easily mistaken for the Graduate, since it\’s essentially the same pen with some extra finish.  Rather than the simple chrome plating of the Graduate, this model has painted bodies and gold-plated hardware.  In all other respects, there is nothing to tell one from the other.  This model was probably meant as …

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Graduate

Maker: Waterman. This model first appeared in 1971 as a pen made specifically for the student market, and as one might expect in a pen aimed at youth, it has changed its looks substantially.  The newer version of the Graduate is a quite low-end, popular-market pen, apparently made only for sale in Europe, as it doesn\’t …

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