This little pretty has been my constant companion. From random thoughts, to notes, and lists go on hear. There is no structure to how things are written in this notebook, it is a hodgepodge of everything going on in my world. I love how freeing it feels that I am not stressing over set-up or layout. 😍
The TWSBI Diamond 530 was the first model launched under the brand, in 2010. It created a lot of interest as it offered high-end features in an affordable package.
This pen is the one we bought to evaluate and it's still in regular use. TWSBI had no retailers at that time. We became the company's first stockist that same year.
The Diamond 530 was the basis for future models such as the Diamond 540, today's Diamond 580 and others such as the Diamond mini and TWSBI Classic.
This is a Parker Vacumatic Major in Laminated Green Pearl date coded 1944. It's just over 5 1/16 inches long capped and uses the third generation clear plastic plunger. The plunger is yellow with a black top. The Vacumatic fills by removing the blind cap at the end of the barrel, revealing the plunger, dipping the nib in ink, and repeatedly pressing the plunger until the barrel fills with ink. Parker claimed the Vacumatic could be filled with one hand. The barrel clarity is excellent. The barrel is stamped GEO S PARKER next to PARKER VACUMATIC next to MADE IN U.S.A. It has gold filled trim. Parker called the ink view barrel a "full television ink supply." It has the 14 karat gold Vacumatic Arrow nib. The Major sold for $8.75 and the matching pencil sold for $4.00. Parker ended US production of the Vacumatic in 1948.
Et voila! I found a pretty decent Bock nib that fit my great grandfather's pen, and harvested a feed from a scrap pen I had. It works beautifully now!
This was probably not a particularly expensive pen when it was new, but it still feels kinda special. My great grandfather passed away fifteen years before I was born, so I never got to meet him, but when I write with his pen it still feels like there's some kind of connection between me and him, and that's pretty cool!
“We all have slow days, off days. Days we feel tired and uninspired, but they are nothing to concern yourself with. Like the ocean, the stillness is just another of our natural states. Soon the winds will pick up, the waves will rise, and your imagination will flow again.”
Beau Taplin. 🌲✒️ @skybambi 📸 #TeamMonteverde#Ink#MonteverdeInk#Journaling
Robert Oster Red Clay is an interesting ink! I didn't love it at first - set it aside for a few days and then I couldn't put it down. The color is unique and interesting - great saturation, writes well, and a bit of shading. #winnerwinnerchickendinner