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5300cs
Apr 26, 2003, 08:26 PM
Fellow collectors~

Has anyone heard of or seen an Apple fountain pen?

Any info?



MPTV-Ti
Apr 26, 2003, 08:48 PM
i have one. email me for a pic (ps i got it at the company store in cupertino)

Sol
Apr 26, 2003, 08:49 PM
I collected a few Apple pens from a few presentations (FCP, OS X, etc.) in my town. They have an iMac-like translucent body (that is, like the original iMacs) and come in different colours. Frankly they look better than they work and I had a few of them fall apart in my hand. Having said that, I never miss an opportunity to collect a few more, especially since they are given out for free.

Here is a sample of my collection. Admittedly, the rest of my collection is missing (looted like so much of our history from a Baghdad museum) and this is the only remaining sample.

Here it is!

5300cs
Apr 27, 2003, 01:38 AM
Originally posted by MPTV-Ti
i have one. email me for a pic (ps i got it at the company store in cupertino)

Can you tell me about how much you paid for it? I've got my eye on one in an auction and I don't want to pay like $400 if I can get one for $19.95.

Thanks!

rainman::|:|
Apr 27, 2003, 01:52 AM
if the pic above is indeed the pen, it can be had for $9.99 in one of three colors or $4.95 in white all at redlightrunner.com.

Doesn't look much like a fountain pen, tho. Redlightrunner doesn't seem to have any...

edit: is this (http://redlightrunner.com/a1414.html) what you're looking for? $19.95, sounds about perfect...

pnw

5300cs
Apr 27, 2003, 01:59 AM
No, that's not it. But thanks.

Here's a picture from the auction itself. I'm hoping it's real. The guy said he got it from one of his friends who works for Apple.

Sorry, it's kind of a big picture.

rainman::|:|
Apr 27, 2003, 02:16 AM
hmm, never seen one of those, sorry. it could have been an internal item-- a gift for everyone that worked on a team, or something like that-- or it could just be new/rare. either way, you're probably going to wind up paying a lot for it :(

pnw

5300cs
Apr 30, 2003, 12:27 AM
I won the auction after a brief fight with another person. I only ended up paying 5100, which is around $50 maybe?

It's quite nice; heavy though. And there's some damage to the finish. There was nothing included but the pen, case & box. No written material at all. Oh well.

Here's another picture (mine.)

Eniregnat
Apr 30, 2003, 03:57 PM
Perphaps I missed this on the above posts,
but go to RedLightRunner (www.redlightrunner)- I think that would be your best bet. From time to time they sponcer this site, so look for the banner. High markup, but that's the market.

Very cool pens.

bennetsaysargh
Apr 30, 2003, 04:37 PM
i only have had one apple pen because someone took it from me at school. (they were also a pen biter)

Eniregnat
May 1, 2003, 12:00 PM
Another place to look. Missingbite.com (http://missingbite.com/?r=D)

FelixDerKater
May 1, 2003, 12:23 PM
I still have an unused Apple pen from back in '93 or '94 when I bought my Performa. They gave you a choice of a mousepad, a few issues of MacWeek or an Apple pen. I chose the pen. It looks cool, but I just never did actually use it. Maybe someday it will be worth a bit.

bennetsaysargh
May 1, 2003, 02:59 PM
one of my friends (my age) has one of those pens. i have been trying to buy it from him beause it will probably be worth a lot in a few years from now.

phgreer
May 1, 2003, 03:27 PM
What does it do?

bennetsaysargh
May 1, 2003, 03:33 PM
a pen is a writing utensil. sorry if you take that the wrong way, but it is meant in the best possible way.:)

MacFan25
May 3, 2003, 10:07 AM
It looks like a nice pen. By the looks of your signature, you seem to be quite an Apple collector! :)

5300cs
May 3, 2003, 10:38 AM
You could say so, yeah. ;)

I got all these from auctions, they all work. It's little difficult to wear them with a suit but I still keep them around.

scem0
May 7, 2003, 06:04 PM
I don't know if it is just me, or does that picture not load fully?

bennetsaysargh
May 7, 2003, 07:26 PM
Originally posted by scem0
I don't know if it is just me, or does that picture not load fully?

as someone once said...
you're not the only one!

i dunno why, but it's not showing up on mine either.:confused:

5300cs
May 7, 2003, 07:36 PM
I tried attaching an image but it wouldn't come in at under 1024k like the limit says. Sorry ...

it was a just a picture of a bunch of Apple watches I have

bennetsaysargh
May 8, 2003, 02:45 PM
you could try making it a pdf or a jpeg or something to try and get it under the size allowed.

5300cs
May 8, 2003, 08:10 PM
Here's the picture:

http://homepage.mac.com/time_pilot/applewatches.jpg

bennetsaysargh
May 8, 2003, 08:15 PM
moof! those are so cool. what language keyboard is that?

5300cs
May 8, 2003, 08:28 PM
Thanks:p

It's a Japanese keyboard. I bought my TiBook here in Japan. I'd like to change the keyboard but I'm too lazy to look for one, and don't want to risk busting the whole thing by changing it.

bennetsaysargh
May 8, 2003, 08:30 PM
stupid me i should have looked at your location! lol
anyway, why don't you see if apple can do it? or get a cover like iSkin or something for the keyboard. they do make cases and skins for more than just iPods.
at least i think they do:rolleyes:

voicegy
May 8, 2003, 08:43 PM
My 20th Anniversary Macintosh Pen and Pencil set...came with leather pouch as well.:)

5300cs
May 8, 2003, 09:00 PM
I've gotten used to the Japanese keyboard, and I still need it when switching back and forth between the two languages.

I have that pen & pencil set, too. They are very nice. I like the pen, it has good weight. Have you replaced the ink in it yet? I haven't, but I was wondering if the replacment is a special type of ink for only that pen, or available at any pen store. Do you know?

voicegy
May 8, 2003, 09:08 PM
Originally posted by 5300cs
I have that pen & pencil set, too. They are very nice. I like the pen, it has good weight. Have you replaced the ink in it yet? I haven't, but I was wondering if the replacment is a special type of ink for only that pen, or available at any pen store. Do you know?

No, I have no idea...because I rarely use it.:)

bennetsaysargh
May 8, 2003, 09:11 PM
i went into ekerds or genovese or a drug store and they have re-fills. they probably are generic because apple make things easier:p

Macs R Us
Jul 10, 2004, 07:00 AM
I'v listed a Real Apple Fountion pen MIB is really cool. Heres a link if you are interested http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=5108297450

slowtreme
Jul 10, 2004, 08:48 AM
moof! those are so cool. what language keyboard is that?
Japanese of course. Hirigana alphabet/characters.

edit: Wow I must habve had this thread sitting open for quite a while.

gkarris
Jul 3, 2010, 12:47 AM
I have a bunch and an Apple Pencil Caddy from collecting over the years.

You can buy them at:

http://www.redlightrunner.com

or any other place that sells old Apple stuff, and of course, the Apple Company Store in Cupertino...

appleguy123
Jul 3, 2010, 12:55 AM
That Apple projection pen looks amazing. Does anyone have any history on that pen?

WardC
Jul 4, 2010, 01:58 PM
Try here, there are a few on eBay right now. Good luck!

http://computers.shop.ebay.com/Vintage-Computing-/11189/i.html?_nkw=Apple+pen&_catref=1&_fln=1&_trksid=p3286.c0.m282

appleguy123
Jul 6, 2010, 08:58 PM
That Apple projection pen looks amazing. Does anyone have any history on that pen?

I emailed them and they were from an education expo.

mkjj
Jul 7, 2010, 04:29 AM
Some of my pens here.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/mac-collection/3819473607/in/set-72157622035758562/

Hrududu
Jul 7, 2010, 10:55 PM
I've got one Apple pen. I got it in 2002 or 2003 I think and its very simple. Same aluminum that the Powerbooks were made of that is polished smooth with an Apple logo etched in the cap. I've never seen another like it. It was $20 as I recall. Not a great photo, but its so shiny its tough to get a good picture.