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#1 david i

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Posted 25 July 2010 - 10:12 PM

SSince seeing my first, oh perhaps 8 years ago, I've seen no doubt fewer than 10 Chameleon pens all told. I own a grand example in nearly perfect jade celluloid, and shot the pens below probably at the Chicago Pen Show several years ago. High quality pens from a tiny manufacturer.



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#2 John Danza

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 02:42 PM

Resurrecting this topic from the dead. Ever since I saw one of these on the cover of The Pennant a number of years ago, I had to have one. A guy locally owns one but wasn't interested in selling. I finally won one last night on eBay. When it comes in, I'll clean it up and take some photos. Mine is the Jade and Black Four Way that you have photographed here David.



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#3 Christof Z

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Posted 21 March 2017 - 06:13 PM

What a great pen John. Congrats. Looking forward to your pictures.
What type is the filler on these?
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#4 John Danza

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Posted 22 March 2017 - 02:59 AM

Christof, these are bulb fillers. I'll take photos as soon as I have the pen.



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#5 John Danza

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Posted 26 March 2017 - 08:30 PM

Here are some photos of the Four Way I just received. I didn't have the right size sacs for the bulbs, so I'm using standard sized Vacumatic diaphrams. Hopefully that'll work!

 

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#6 FarmBoy

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Posted 27 March 2017 - 12:29 AM

John,

Very nice.  Do you think one of the nibs was replaced?



#7 John Danza

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Posted 27 March 2017 - 12:53 AM

Yes, definitely one of the nibs is a replacement. Unfortunately, I'm not sure which one! :)



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Posted 30 May 2017 - 08:01 PM

We just picked up one of these exactly like the green ones shown above .... and we have the exact same weird combination of nibs!


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#9 John Danza

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Posted 31 May 2017 - 06:40 AM

We just picked up one of these exactly like the green ones shown above .... and we have the exact same weird combination of nibs!

 

I also heard from John Jenkins in mid-April, who told me that of the three Chameleons that he has, two of them have this nib configuration. There are too many of them with this configuration for it to be the result of replacement. Clearly this is the original configuration. I can't for the life of me figure out why the company did it this way.



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