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Old 11-15-2017, 01:19 PM   #11 (permalink)
 
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Nice work on the pen -- as you say, too bad there isn't more of this great material around. There are probably more makers of bespoke pens hunting for it than there are pieces left ... oh well ...
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Very classy as usual!

And you are supposed to be selling this, not making works of art with it....
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So, by "vintage," does this mean it was manufactured decades ago in the Golden Age of fountain pens, and has been sitting in a warehouse somewhere?

What's its history?
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When I saw "celluloid," my first thought was you were using old film. Oh, well. That is one nice pen. Like the idea of the roll stop. Never would have thought of it.
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So, by "vintage," does this mean it was manufactured decades ago in the Golden Age of fountain pens, and has been sitting in a warehouse somewhere?

What's its history?
Yes, that is exactly what that means. Usually, no one really knows the history.
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So, by "vintage," does this mean it was manufactured decades ago in the Golden Age of fountain pens, and has been sitting in a warehouse somewhere?

What's its history?
Yes, that is exactly what that means. Usually, no one really knows the history.
Correct. Celluloid actually is a catch all that is typically applied to cellulose acetate, cellulose nitrate and occasionally cebloplast (as in Mazzucchelli) by some.This material has a definite camphor smell which speaks of cellulose nitrate but again every manufacturer had a slightly different process so it's very difficult to identify with any certainty.

Usually this material dates back anywhere from the 1940's on up until modern acrylics and different materials stepped in with working properties that were safer and easier for mass production.

This is one of many that is actually a flat sheet rolled around a mandrel and fused to form a hollow rod. That presents a limited working size with restrictions on OD and ID.

So yes, vintage in this case means the material is likely anywhere from 40-70 years old.
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