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Nib Noise * Volume 15 Number 11 * February 2017
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Welcome to Nib Noise. We hope you'll enjoy reading this month's issue.

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*** The February "Pen Show Tray" Has Some FANTASTIC Pens! ***
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I put the Tray up on Facebook some days ago to give you lots of drooling
time. There are sone real sweethearts there, including a couple of major
treasures from my own collection.

http://www.richardspens.com/?pens=tray

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*** Don Fluckinger Pen Chests ***
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This is the last batch of cigar box pen chests from Don's recent cycle,
and he has no plans to make any more. There are fewer than 20 left to
choose from, so it's first come first serve -- and when they're gone,
they're gone. Thanks for your patronage!

http://www.richardspens.com/?acc=boxes

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*** Baltimore Is Coming Up Next Month! ***
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This year, the Baltimore Pen Show has new digs at the Westin Hotel in
Linthicum, Maryland, just a skip from the Baltimore-Washington Inter-
national Airport (BWI). We are seriously looking forward to being there
next month to see all the friends who come to visit us at this great
show. We'll be set up all three days, beginning Friday, March 3, and
running through Sunday, March 5. There are plenty of restaurants close
to the hotel with even more in Baltimore itself, and Baltimore is a city
known for its good food and some very interesting tourist spots, among
them a world-class aquarium, so there's something there for your family
members who don't care about pens.

I'll be working on nibs as I do at every show we attend, and Barbara
will be making sure I keep my nose to the grindstone. PLEASE READ OUR
"TABLE TALK" FAQ TO LEARN HOW WE OPERATE AT A SHOW:

http://www.richardspens.com/?info=shows

If you plan to come and haven't ever been to a show before, you might
want to read my article on Your First Pen Show:

http://www.richardspens.com/?shows=firstshow

For more information, visit the show's website:

http://www.baltimorepenshow.com/

We look forward to seeing old friends and meeting new ones. We hope to
see you there.

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*** Long Island in April! ***
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We missed the Long Island show last year, but we're darn well not going
to miss it this year! We'll be there, and we look forward to renewing
auld acquaintance! The show will be Saturday and Sunday, April 1 and 2.
Check out the info on the show's website:

http://www.lipenshow.com/

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*** Broad Strokes ***
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If you've ever come across a Wahl-Oxford twist-filling pen and wished
you knew how to restore it to working condition, your wish is granted.
This month, I've written an article describing the process in detail:

http://www.richardspens.com/?rep=ox_twister

Also, I've added a little to the article on restoring a Snorkel filler.
The new section on dealing with a clogged Snorkel tube was conceived and
developed by Mike Kennedy, who is taking on an increasing role in the
development of my reference articles. His insights are proving to be
valuable, and I'm pleased and proud to be working with him.

http://www.richardspens.com/?rep=snorkel_filler

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*** Manhattan Pen Makers Project News ***
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When I rebooted the Manhattan Pen Makers Project, the database listed
251 addresses representing 210 pen makers.

As of 28 January 2017, the database lists 578 addresses representing 318
pen makers, with clickable pop-up citations for 436 of the addresses in
the list.

http://www.richardspens.com/?manhattan=

Special Note:

Inspired by the Manhattan Pen Makers Project, Mike and Linda Kennedy
have embarked on what promises to be an even more ambitious effort, the
US Pen Manufacturers Database. I encourage you to check it out here:

http://www.indy-pen-dance.com/US-Mfgs.html

If you have information that can be added to either of these databases,
please consider contributing to them.

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*** Pens That Write Right! ***
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Unless otherwise requested at the time of sale or unless otherwise noted
in Barbara's Attic, I personally tune each new nib we sell at no extra
charge before shipment. I test the nib in a pen filled with Waterman
Mysterious Blue ink and write with it on paper of better than average
quality, adjusting as necessary to bring it up to the RichardsPens.com
"factory" standard for smoothness and flow.

If you order a new nib from Barbara's Attic with customization (gold
nibs only), I'll modify the nib (for an extra charge), and we will ship
it without any extra delay.

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