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The least pressing post to date

In anticipation of the arrival of a Pelikan I have never met before, I was doing a little preliminary research for a new page. I discovered while doing so a few small facts that made me revise entirely the page for the “New Pelikans” of 1965 (until they weren’t really new anymore). The result has …

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Clad all in steel

I’ve just added a page for the Pilot Myu, having had one in the shop to have its flow sorted out. Also, there’s now a sample of Waterman Florida Blue on the page for that company’s inks. If you’re thinking, “What, you’re only getting around to that now?!” I can only hang my head in …

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A freshly laid easter egg

I’ve just produced a new little surprise, and hidden it away at the bottom of the page about cartridges where no one will ever look– a chart which, with some caveats, shows what cartridges will fit in which pens.  It won’t change the world, but it might make it a very little bit easier to …

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Return of the Clinic!

On Saturday next, which will be 14 May, I’ll be conducting another free pen tuning clinic at Paper Umbrella, from 11am to 3pm.  If you’re in the area and have a pen that’s being sub-par,  come on down!

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A gain in Delta

This is not an announcement of a spacecraft maneuver, alas; my delta-vee remains as ever at zero.  However, the arrival into my hands of a Delta Fusion 82 called for the creation of a page for it, which moved me to get cooking on the long-fallow page for the company itself.  Why “long-fallow?”  Well, the only …

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It’s getting damp in here.

That’s nothing to do with the proverbial April showers, but rather an increase of the Waterman content here.   There is a page for the Charleston and the L’Etalon, both of modern production.  This has also seen an updating of the family album.  There have also been some updates to the main Waterman page and a few …

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Just Under the Deadline

That deadline being the highly artificial one of adding an update post before the end of January.  The news to report is three-fold:  First, I’ve finally added an entry for the modern Parker Duofold, thanks to someone deciding they wanted the point amended slightly. In actual new news, there’s a couple of extra profile pages at …

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The Great Day!

Well… it’s an OK day, a little overcast, with Winter definitely announcing its impending descent.  But it is the first Friday in November, so it’s Fountain Pen Day!  I could hardly let the day pass unnoted. …and because this is meant to be a place for update announcements, I’ll mention the addition of pages for …

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Slightly Aside the Point

This has nothing to do with fountain pens whatever, except to point out one of the ways of using them in a highly tangential manner– I’ve opened a new site at which my fiction writing (generally creepy) can be seen. Unlike the writing you’ll find lying in drifts at this site, what I post there …

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Back To School Pen Tuning Festival

On Saturday, 29 August, I will be holding the third of my free pen-tuning clinics in the front window of Paper Umbrella (or, as they’re known on Facebook, Paper Umbrella).  That’s free flow adjustments, point smoothings, and minor cleaning, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., offered to everyone that comes to the store with a fountain pen. …

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