Here are some old fountain pens… Me and ink pens go back a long way (thanks to my dad who has lovely handwriting – impossible to read though… “Yes I know Dad, you find my handwriting hard to read too!!!”)
From Lto R (a very humble collection)
(Sadly the old blue parker pen that dad gave me and I used as a teenager must have been thrown out!)
-A cheap sheaffer pen that I bought when I was 17 – lovely flow. I used it duirng my first 2 years at uni. My tutor used to use it when he was reviewing my work and then keep it all day because he loved it so much. (I also had a calligraphy epn … Iwas into that in my late teens as well)
-(3-5th years I used a rotring art pen – that is now more but I now have a new one (see my current pen photo))
-A parker pen that I bought with Xmas money from work in the mid 90s. I used a fountain pen at work for years and the secretary used to fill up my cartridges with a syringe! (last night I put noodlers in it and am giving it another go)
-Another sheaffer (branded Colorbond) We were given these at an architecture conference in 2000 in the sample bag – every pen had a tiny crack in the barrel near the nib so we all got ink on our fingers. 2 months later we were all sent a replacement pen and an apology.
-One of the original rapidograph set I bought (it is a staedtler brand as I liked the cute case that the set came in)
-I soon realised that Rotring were better so this is the trusty .25 I bought back 3rd or 4th year uni.
Not sure if any one is interested in these details (I did this mainly for my own amusement)
But I do have a question… Why do we all rave about Lamy pens??? I used to LOVE the cheap sheaffer nibs and they gave me such a consistent flow of ink.