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#1 david i

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Posted 30 December 2013 - 01:59 PM

In a discussion on one of the FB pen pages, my friend from Eretz Yisrael, Tsachi, offered up a shot of a remarkable array of Parker 180 Fountain Pens, a high quality Parker series that falls a bit under the ol' collecting radar, relative to some of its Parker sibs.

 

The topic came up during discussion of the Janesville Pen Hoard (also featured here at FPB)  I'd recently acquired as that collection contained a few 180's.  I'll have to dig up a  bit on the history of that model, probably from Tony's website.

 

The 180 is a slender pen, with somewhat bizarre blade-like two-sided nib, offering two points in one.

 

Here is Tsachi's shot; a grand collection no doubt.

 

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Posted 30 December 2013 - 02:05 PM

Here is the single pen I'd posted in the Janesville Pen Hoard thread, a pattern now ID'd as Torsade (sensible, as it has  a cable-twist appearance).  I suspect I will keep this one as the single 180 in my collection. 

 

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Posted 30 December 2013 - 02:11 PM

Years ago I had the opportunity to photograph Susan Wirth's collection, including some prototypes, allowing production of a montage.

 

Some of these are pretty special.

 

 

parker180spreadA50per.jpg

 

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#4 Saleem ali

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Posted 30 December 2013 - 04:51 PM

very nice pictures, Dr David. I regret to know those days of crftmanship gone!



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Posted 31 December 2013 - 12:56 AM

WOW

As a new 180 collector, that IS serious eye candy.   ...drooool...

I have never seen some of them mentioned in the various places I researched on the web, so some of the models are completely new to me.

 

Thanks for the pictures.

 

Well maybe not, cuz now there is even more that I know I can't afford.  :(



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Posted 31 December 2013 - 02:22 AM

WOW

As a new 180 collector, that IS serious eye candy.   ...drooool...

I have never seen some of them mentioned in the various places I researched on the web, so some of the models are completely new to me.

 

Thanks for the pictures.

 

Well maybe not, cuz now there is even more that I know I can't afford.  :(

 

I have a pile of Flighters lying about.  They start at reasonable price ;)

 

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Posted 02 January 2014 - 10:38 AM

Some more of my 180s

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#8 tsachi-mitsenmacher

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Posted 02 January 2014 - 10:42 AM

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#9 tsachi-mitsenmacher

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Posted 02 January 2014 - 10:47 AM

i think i got it, i know now how to post an image herept-228.jpg



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Posted 02 January 2014 - 09:17 PM

Great pens and related material, Tsachi.

Thanks for sharing.

 

Hope you will pop in more often now that the boardware works for you :)

 

Do you know the story behind that bizarre fat faceted 180?

 

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#11 AeRoberto

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Posted 02 January 2014 - 10:01 PM

That surely seems Dracula's pen :D



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Posted 03 January 2014 - 01:32 AM

Very nice pens and a lot of "cool" factor on that nib.  Hope one crosses my path one day - I'll be on the lookout now!

 

 

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Posted 03 January 2014 - 01:56 AM

Oh, those ARE cool. That nib. And those colors!

#14 tsachi-mitsenmacher

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Posted 03 January 2014 - 12:09 PM

David - this faceted 180 pen was a prototype out of a series designed by Emilio Pucci who also designed Ms Parker 180 pen. 

here is a picture of the Ms Parker pen

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Edited by tsachi-mitsenmacher, 04 January 2014 - 12:33 PM.


#15 tsachi-mitsenmacher

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Posted 04 January 2014 - 12:35 PM

Here is another picture of the Emillio Pucci prototype.

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#16 tsachi-mitsenmacher

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Posted 13 January 2014 - 01:56 PM

Just got another 180. It is a Lapis one with Chinese characters.

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Posted 13 January 2014 - 04:35 PM

Tsachi,

 

Can you ID this 180 Systemark pen?  The clip is the same design as the Systemark, but is a washer style like the 180 rather than attached to the tassie.  The barrel tassie is small, so the cap doesn't snap on the barrel, but a number of the examples above also have the smaller barrel tassie.  The length/diameter are identical to a 180, not the fatter Systemark.

 

thanks

 

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Posted 13 January 2014 - 04:41 PM

Years ago I had the opportunity to photograph Susan Wirth's collection, including some prototypes, allowing production of a montage.
 
Some of these are pretty special.
 
 

parker180spreadA50per.jpg

 
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I'm intrigued by the chiselled tartan 180 with the clear blind cap - was that some kind of vacumatic variant?!
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Posted 13 January 2014 - 06:22 PM

Years ago I had the opportunity to photograph Susan Wirth's collection, including some prototypes, allowing production of a montage.
 
Some of these are pretty special.
 
 

parker180spreadA50per.jpg

 
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David

I'm intrigued by the chiselled tartan 180 with the clear blind cap - was that some kind of vacumatic variant?!

The 'blind cap' is a clear demonstrator section without the nib fitted and the cap posted. As a one time 180 collector a few years ago I would have been blown away by some of the pens shown here! - my favourite has to be the white & flower patterned pen, thanks for showing.

#20 tsachi-mitsenmacher

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Posted 14 January 2014 - 10:30 AM

journeyman - 

your flighter does not look to me to be a 180.






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