Vintage cellulose fountain pen

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jalbert

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I'd been sitting on this really cool purple vintage cellulose material for a few years but had never used it, so I figured I'd try it out. The rods were only about 15mm, so I needed to downsize the pen to be able to make the cap from the material as well. It's a slim-ish pen, with cap threads of about 12mm and fills via internal piston mechanism that actuates when you turn the finial on the barrel. I made the hardware from silver and engraved the clip and cap band. The pen uses a jowo #6 nib.
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jalbert

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Beautiful, I like the threads at the nib. What is the section diameter? I didn't think it was possible to fit a #6 nib in a 12mm body.
Probably slightly larger than 12mm. The pen tapers down from about 14mm at the fattest point of the barrel to 12mm at the threads.
 

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John, your final pens are superb... Your metalwork is of an even higher skill set... And your eye for design, complimentary materials, and artistic skills is a joy to behold. Truly, thanks for sharing. 🙏 I love seeing your work!
 

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Beautiful pen. The silver work is totally beyond me. You did a great job. Did you make the piston mechanism or is it commercial?
 
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