October 2012: Random Jottings

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BY DON FLUCKINGER • It’s kind of strange, as I wind down the production of cigar box pen chests — I’ll run out in either November or December — that I’m cleaning out everything. Most of the boxes are gone. I used to keep more than a hundred on hand, and it’s down to about 30 plus a few I’ll score here and there en route to using up my other supplies.

There’s some stuff in my mental desk drawer that I’d been meaning to mention in this space. On their own, these items can’t be expanded into a whole Extra Fine. Put together, however, they do!. Extra Fine Points

But the room’s getting bare.

In the same mode, there’s some stuff in my mental desk drawer that I’d been meaning to mention in this space. On their own, these items can’t be expanded into a whole Extra Fine. Put together, however, they do! So without further ado:


cover Further Reading: The RichardsPens Guide to Fountain Pens, Volume 1: Glossopedia, by Richard Binder

Richard says his Glossopedia is “a compact glossary/mini-encyclopedia of definitions and descriptions for more than 1,200 pen-related words, phrases, and names, with extensive cross-references, nearly 800 illustrations, and more than 130 patent citations that are linked to their respective patent documents at the U.S.Patent and Trademark Office’s Web site.” He says a lot, and there’s a lot of it in his ebook.

Don Fluckinger lives in Nashua, New Hampshire, and is the son-in-law of Richard Binder. His articles have been published in Antiques Roadshow Insider, The Boston Globe, and on the Biddersedge.com collectibles Web site. Please note: Any opinions stated in this column are Don’s alone and do not necessarily reflect those of Richard Binder or this Web site. Don Fluckinger
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