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A friend is sending me three old Arnold lever-fillers next month; I should have a photo or two in the next couple of days, but I know next to nothing about the brand apart from some conflicting "data" found here and there on the Web. I gather these are among the lowest of the low amongst third-tier pens, but apparently came in some interesting colors ... ?

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Chthulhu wrote:
I gather these are among the lowest of the low amongst third-tier pens, but apparently came in some interesting colors ... ?


thats pretty much it. Yank the crap steel/gp nib & drop in a nice writing 'generic' 14k nib. they make great writers/users.



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They did use some pretty celluloid from time to time. Occasionally, you come across one that's nearly NOS, but they really are at the bottom of the third tier. Consider this: They were probably the largest pen manufacturer in America at one point, but not many of their pens survived.

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Understood. These have been floating around Western Canada for who knows how long; all I know for sure is that one of the three coming to me is green. smile.gif

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kewl. I'll start setting aside interesting pens to pass along to other folks. Someone mentioned a pay it forward thread on FPN. It sounds like a decent idea to me. What'chall think?

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Update:
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A lonely "FINELINE" cap
A capless no-name pen
Two green Arnolds
One black Arnold
A yellow no-name pen

All but the black Arnold are headed my way (he decided to keep that one for his all-black pen collection)

Also:
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An Eclipse Hooded Knight; is this thing a button filler or a Vac clone? Does anyone know?



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The eclipse hooded knight it the gem in the rough. It's a fairly inexpensive pen, but they dont turn up as often as you'd think. All of the E-HK's I've had have been lever fillers. Take a #16 size sac.

The eclipse, black arnold and yellow pen look like the only things worth salvaging out of that group. Harvest parts out of the rest.

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We'll see when they get here. The Eclipse has no lever but does have some sort of button under that blind cap.

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really? A button filling Hooded Knight? I've never seen one in a button filler before. Love to see pics when it lands.

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DWL wrote:

really? A button filling Hooded Knight? I've never seen one in a button filler before. Love to see pics when it lands.




So it would appear; count on more photos when I have it in hand.

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Here are some pics of the last  HK set I came across. It's been a few months since these were here so details may be fuzzy, but the pics pretty much speak for themselves.















OK so I was wrong. It turns out I have seen a button filling HK. I found this when I was browsing through my photobucket pics












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Well, no point in posting extra photos of the Hooded Knight: mine looks exactly like that one!

Here's the whole haul that I picked up from the PO this morning:
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Arnold pen, injection-molded green plastic barrel and cap, no imprint, screw cap. Nib stamped "Arnold Made in USA," lever stamped "Made in USA." Sac is disintegrated, barrel is bulged from lever ring and j-bar.

Arnold pen, injection-molded green plastic barrel, no imprint, SS slip cap, "gold" clp. Nib stamped "Arnold Deluxe Fine," lever stamped "Made in USA." Sac holds water and is like new, nib is loose, feed is gold-colored plastic, barrel is bulged from lever ring and j-bar.

Unknown pen, burgundy color, no imprint, missing slip cap. Nib stamped "756" and "SIG" and "M" (remainder of "SIG and "M" are hidden by section). Sac holds water and is nicely pliable, barrel is slightly bulged from lever ring and j-bar.

Eclipse Hooded Knight, brown. Unmarked flexy nib, sac holds water and button filler works.

Unknown speckled yellow pen, no imprint, archer emblem in white on cap below clip and stamped on nib, slip cap. International standard cartridge fits nipple and barrel will take a long cart. Very smooth, slightly flexy F or EF nib. Some plating peeled off of clip.

Loose screw-type cap, red-gold color, clip stamped "Fineline."

I'd love to know what the two unknowns might be if anyone can tell me.


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Here's the unknown c/c pen:
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What, no one wants to guess? smile.gif

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