Thursday, June 29, 2017

Caran d' Ache Fountain Pen 849

I am working on some posts for older pens but I just got this in the mail today. Caran d' Ache 849 fountain pen. This one has a medium nib and comes with a blue refill.

 A very long pen when posted. Just about 7". The pen is very lite and matches up nice with my green 849 ball point. Writes fine for someone like me who is just starting out with fountain pens. Rides low in the pocket. Add one to your collection.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

New Blackwing 73

Blackwing has out done itself again. Volume 73 celebrates Lake Tahoe and other landmarks that have had a comparable impact on arts and society. Blue with raised texture that mimics the lake's topography.

Great color. silver and blue. These pencils came from

Add them to your collection.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Lindy Pens

This is not all of them but these pictures will give you an idea of the many different Lindy Pens that were made from the 40s to the early 90s. Most were made in Culver City California. There were also made by the Blackfoot Indians who bought the Lindy Pen Company moved it then killed it. Most are in the trash because the stick pens were made not to be refillable. I  have developed a way to get the refill out and replace it with a Pilot Stick Pen refill. This procedure works on most Lindy pens.

Most of this bottom row are the standard Lindy 460M model. This is what most people used. These pens came in at least 12 colors and Lindy was one of the first pen companies to do that. This row has at least 9 colors

Top row has more basic pens plus some of the clear ones. The clear are are a bit of  an mystery because I have the short clear pens like the 2 in the picture but they have different writing on the side. The Lindy company was in some kind of battle with BIC. Lindy desperately wanted at pen to compete against BIC that would cost about 19 cents. They never got there. The pocket clip and printing on the side of the pens just cost to much. It is sad because I think Lindy had a great pen on it's own.

 Here we have the Lindy pen called the Shortys. They came in all the colors that the full size pens came in. On the right with the white bodies are the Lindy STENO fine point model number 467-F.  I have been interested in the reason for the different wording on the side of these pens. I am sure that "when made" had a lot to do with what was printed on the side. Not a lot of information out there on these Lindy pens.

Now here are a real treat for the lover of Lindy pens. We have pens that were not allowed to leave the factory. I world bet someone took these pens out in their lunch box or briefcase. Not sure of the reason for running these pens over and over again through the printing machine. Maybe someone having fun. What they did was create a real collectors item. I also have a pink Lindy printed the same as these. Somebody took these pens out of the factory.

Here are some nice two way pens. I have both clear red and blue and red and black. Have not been able to get any of these working.

Here we have a close up of a Lindy Utility Marker in yellow. These were made in all colors and I can tell you they worked great. None work today and I have not seen many of these pens around. I also have it in black.

Lindy have a large collection of ball point pens. The little orange pen is called a Short Shorty. I have about 10 different colors in this size. One of my favorite pen to get working are the blue marble ones on the right. A great looking pen.

Here is a nice example of pens being marketed to kids.

Here is the famous Utractapen. The larger ball point out there. These pens measures 7". I have one working on my desk.

Here are the Lindy pens I have working that are on my desk. I made the mistake on my post of Pentel Techniclick by saying I have them all. I was wrong. But on Lindy pens I feel good in saying that no one has come forward with a larger collection. Collectors are always looking to add to their collection but no one has come forward to top my collection. My counter top displays and the loose Lindy pens did not make it in this posting. Maybe another day. Add all these great pens to your collection.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Pentel Refills

 To keep retired Pentel pens working you have to keep refills on hand. I have bought some that work great and others that do not. Many of these refills are at least 40 years old. The older SPC8s, SRM02s, SRM03s or the SRM04s refills seem to work good. The rollers in fine point do not but the MG8s do. Add all these refills to your collection.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Parker Jotters Again

Added a few new Parkers to the collection. On the bottom row all the pens with the nice designs are all from India. India has some type of contact with Parker to make Jotters and other Parker pens in their country. This produces some nice liking pens with nice designs.

On this row I added the forest green pen. Not sure how many colors there are but I do keep finding one here and one there that I am missing.

Again some nice designs on the pens.

 Already filled the large case so I am using this case for the new additions. The three on the top right are new Parkers with the new feather on the pocket clip. There are more then these three but I am adding them a few at a time.

Here are the three plus the clear barrel pens. Add all these great Jotters to your collection.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

New Old Pentel Sharplet

Still adding Sharplets to the collection. I now have a Pentel Sharplet 200 Q205 pencil.

 Had not seen this model before. The pencil has a very nice three sided finger grip and a plastic pocket clip. Add all these great pencils you your collection.