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vintage penman

Member Since 09 Jul 2010
Offline Last Active Apr 09 2018 10:46 AM

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In Topic: Czechoslovakian pens

07 March 2018 - 10:40 PM

I have put some rather poor photos of the Barclay Council and the L&C Hardtmuth  in a gallery entitled Czech pens. I have absolutely no idea how to add these to the post.

In Topic: Czechoslovakian pens

07 March 2018 - 12:41 PM

I'll have another bash at uploading images, however my internet connection isn't all that amenable at the moment.

In Topic: Czechoslovakian pens

06 March 2018 - 10:47 PM

I also have a silver Barclay 1302 which is a very well made pen. I have a normal Barclay 1302 in bhr as a potential donor for the silver pen should I need a new securing collar for the vacumatic type filler. Probably the oldest pen I have from Czechoslovakia is a late 20's Barclay bhr button filler of pretty substantial size (say Waterman 56 but shorter). I do use my Centropen 10012 and 10014 with Ripet nibs quite often. I have only ever managed to capture one L&C Hardtmuth fountain pen, again likely to be a 1950's Centropen product judging by the overall shape, bhr barrel and smooth aluminium cap. Not entirely sure if it has its original nib an feed though.

One thing in common to all of them is impeccable quality and sound engineering, even the later 70's & *0's Centropens manage to be pretty convincing.


Surprise find was the larger Soyuz apenig the MB 14/24 and 32/34 models with wonderfully soft Soyuz branded 14ct nibs. Again, these are well engineered, solidly made pens equal to anything the West can produce. Equally, my one and only Hungarian made Favorit pen is surprisingly well made and substantial.


Long may they remain a niche collectable.