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jalbert

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Here are my latest 3 pens, which I completed largely concurrently. The first is a cigar shaped fountain pen that I made from alumilite that I poured. It’s fairly Minimal, with the only metalwork being a clip that I fabricated from argentium silver. It uses a jowo #6 nib.

the second is another alumilite pen that I poured the blank for, but is a flat top and more ornate, with decorative argentium silver bands on the barrel and cap. The clip is also made from argentium, and like the last pen, it uses a jowo #6 nib.

the final pen is a syringe filler, meaning it has an integral plunger hidden beneath the blind cap, which you pull to fill the pen when the nib is submerged ink.I made the body of the pen from some vintage cellulose acetate, with the grip and finial made from dark gray alumilite that I poured. The cap is made from gray alumilite as well, and the pen has argentium bands and clip. The pen has 24 small ink windows in it, rather than one large transparent band. This pen is a smaller diameter, and is threaded for a Pelikan 200 nib unit.
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1shootist

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WOW !
I can't decide which I like most...so all 3 it is !

The threads are smoooth...what size are they ?
 

magpens

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Lovely work, John !!!

I like them all, but the third one is especially appealing with the multiple windows in the vintage acetate. . Plus your own gray Alumilite.
 

Bryguy

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Fabulous work! I particularly like the syringe filler.I own a couple of antique syringe fillers (WWII) and enjoy them. Your craftsmanship is exemplary.
 

jalbert

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Fabulous work! I particularly like the syringe filler.I own a couple of antique syringe fillers (WWII) and enjoy them. Your craftsmanship is exemplary.
Thanks Bryan! They are a good design, and from a penmaking perspective, offer many of the benefits of a piston filler, but with much less work involved in making the mechanism.
 

Ironwood

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All very nice pens John. I find the third one particularly appealing.
The ink windows are a great added feature. Are they filled with Alumilite or epoxy ?
 
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