Posted 08 May 2012 - 02:05 AM
I will see the pen tomorrow and perhaps be able to post some pictures then. He says that it is quite black, not brownish, so it seems that despite over 25 years in an Alabama attic with who knows how high temperature in the summer, it has not oxidized. Amazing!
If I am correct, this pen may have been my grandfather's, and that would give me the fountain pens of both my parents and both of my grandfathers - a Sheaffer TM Touchdown, a Parker 51 Special, a Hudson bakelite flattop, and now this Laughlin.
Posted 09 May 2018 - 04:07 AM
I am wondering what you found when you finally saw the Laughlin?
I was in Nova Scotia and found an Laughlin eyedropper. It looked like it was brand new black with crisp chasing. Mine had a tapered cap and I wondered if your did as well? After soaking the nib end in water with a drop of dish soap I filled it and it wrote beautifully. No family history with mine but a very nice pen.
Posted 14 July 2018 - 06:57 PM
You have a beautiful pen. It, like the one I found looks almost new. I am wondering if you have had a chance to fill it and take it for a drive. Mine has a very nice nib with just enough flex to give an interesting line. I will post a photo of mine below for comparison.
Can anyone offer a suggestion regarding posting photos? I posted a photo that is supposed to be 500 pixels in width, added the photo the same way I had on FPN, and it looks like a postage stamp! I notice if I click on it the image it comes up as a nice sized image, but nothing like BamaPen's in the actual post.
Edited by Mlinear, 14 July 2018 - 07:12 PM.
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