Our own mini Pen Swap Meet at the Shop!
Great attendance. It was a good time for some "show and tell" over pen trays brought by some of the members. A lot of new members came, and many left with "new" vintage and some modern pens.
Fred demonstrated a collection of lookalikes, frauds, and counterfeits. Popular fountain pens have been copied for decades. Some fakes/frauds/homages were shown along side the true models being emulated.
Matt Greenberger gave a presentation of the numerous fountain pen filling systems that have evolved over the years, and brought examples of many of the pens for some hands on viewing. Great turnout.
Mike Khanchalian graciously allowed us to his beautiful and historic home in Monrovia. He also taught us all about Spencerian and gave us a lesson in other early 1900s antiques - wax cylinder music players and his Model T. It was a memorable meeeting!
A great way to end the year! Pens, Pizza, and Presents. About 15 members came together. Many brought pens for Fred to work on, or brought some great pens to show off and talk about. Probably the last meeting before the LA Pen Show. See you all there!
Demonstrator pens - discussion and presentation of pens with clear barrels and cut-aways to show the inner workings of some innovative and traditional filling systems.