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I had my favorite pen.. It was a green marbled Waterman.. cost me 75.00 dollars several years ago..... some child took it from my purse and I have never gotten it back... ERRRRG!  I believe some lucky student is writing with it or graduated..! LOL..


The ink flowed well and it was smooth and did not blot or clogg it was quite a nice pen!
I think about him often!!!
 

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Here is a picture of my 75.00 pen The green one!

 

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So how long will a pen last. Just a normal pen?
 

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Parkers are great.. Smooth ;D
And I really only use ink pens, cos I hate Biro pens!

I could never cope with fountain pens at all (and Biro is a trade mark (albeit the trade mark owned by Bíró László, the inventor of the ball point pen) - you mean a ball point pen :P).
 

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So how long will a pen last. Just a normal pen?

About 27 years 3 months 4 days !!
 

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having a pen with a spirit level in it and having a healthy sex-life are mutually exclusive in my opinion.
 

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Hey I just saw that "Waterman" and "Parker" are hand in hand or even the same company! They are sold together as if they are one company!
 

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having a pen with a spirit level in it and having a healthy sex-life are mutually exclusive in my opinion.

Hee hee ....they are special ' one-off ' pens manufactured bu a high end audio equipment manufacturer.....and any true  pedantic audiophile will tell you that it's fairly important to have the equipment set up just right !!....though..I can imagine carpenters, builders etc finding those pens more useful.......I've never used them on my equipment though !!
 

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Thats interesting! So having equipment level makes sound quality better!
 

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Thats interesting! So having equipment level makes sound quality better!

I could write a whole paragraph about it or two but I suspect Techmind could explain it better, and I don't want to kill this thread...........In short though, leveling equipments is probably most useful when it comes to setting up record players and setting up speakers too !
 

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LOL that is cool! ;D
 

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This is my current favourite pen of choice.

It writes on anything !...glass, plastic, even underwater !!...which is handy when I go scuba diving in the bath !!






It also looks cool !

Oooohhhhhh.....Me likey!!!!


*HINT TO NIC*  You know it IS my birthday next week!!!  The blue, red or rainbow are all nice!!! ;D
 

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Thats interesting! So having equipment level makes sound quality better!

I could write a whole paragraph about it or two but I suspect Techmind could explain it better, and I don't want to kill this thread...........In short though, leveling equipments is probably most useful when it comes to setting up record players and setting up speakers too !

HUmmm Thats interesting.. thanks!
 

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This is currently my favorite pen and pencil set.

 

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So how long will a pen last. Just a normal pen?

About 27 years 3 months 4 days !!

Well like I mean. If you were take a new pen. and you hadda unlimited supply of 8.5 by 11 sheets of paper how many sheets of paper (say just one side) would the ink take up til its gone?

and how much ink is in one of them little pen?
 

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So how long will a pen last. Just a normal pen?

About 27 years 3 months 4 days !!

Well like I mean. If you were take a new pen. and you hadda unlimited supply of 8.5 by 11 sheets of paper how many sheets of paper (say just one side) would the ink take up til its gone?

and how much ink is in one of them little pen?

I'll be honest and say I just don't know.......it all depends on a quite a few factors...the size of the aperture and the ball point, how much ink is stored, hw runny the ink is !!


I don't have a clue.....sorry matey !

 

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Alright thanks yet neil.
 

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Alright thanks yet neil.

The thing is...I am sure I have seen some statistics about the very data you want somewhere.............if I locate it.....i'll put it here chum !

 

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Thanks again ha
 

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Here is a picture of my 75.00 pen The green one!


What make is this?
 

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Parkers are great.. Smooth ;D
And I really only use ink pens, cos I hate Biro pens!

I could never cope with fountain pens at all (and Biro is a trade mark (albeit the trade mark owned by Bíró László, the inventor of the ball point pen) - you mean a ball point pen :P).

Yup lol but it's so commonly known as a biro now.. It's like.. Notes being called Post-its! Or.. I dunno lol
 

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I like plain old Bic fine points.

I do all my best writing with them and they are cheap too!


This is my current favourite pen of choice.

It writes on anything !...glass, plastic, even underwater !!...which is handy when I go scuba diving in the bath !!


while real scuba divers just use pencils.


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Do pencils work when they are wet?
 

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yep.. the best one to use is HB (hard black) But you have to secure them to yourself (they float) and you also have to tape them around the pencil because after a while the wood will split down along the join down the length of the pencil.
 

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