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#1 speedy

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Posted 21 October 2009 - 06:31

Hi I am a fountain pen user, also a pen maker.
I am developing an inexpensive piston ink feeding system FP. This project is actually a discussion result with Taiwan and China fountain pen users, kind of build by users wish list. This is a very interesting project, many ideas are from the web friends, even the red logo mark you are seeing is from these friends.

I have a forum showing the progress of this project, unfortunately it is only in Chinese, but it does have some photos that everybody can understand, hahaha!

In some of those pictures you will see the piston system made by brass then aluminum (weight different reason). But the real basic version these piston parts will be made by plastic, for both cost and weight reason. The aluminum version will be used in higher grade version in the future.

The tooling for plastic parts are in process; this project has been running for about three or four months. All the toolings are scheduled for test end of this month, Oct., expect the plastic packaging box. Early next month we will perform the fountioning test, then debug... Let's cross the finges, if everthing thing goes smooth, it should be ready to go on market within three months.

By the way, the target retail price for this pen is US$35-40/pen. When available, I will sell it on ebay first.

this link shows the latest update
http://www.bbs.twsbi...88&extra=page=1

this link shows the packaging design
http://www.bbs.twsbi...08&extra=page=1

this link shows the nib graphic design
http://www.bbs.twsbi...95&extra=page=1

this link shows the piston system sampling
http://www.bbs.twsbi...42&extra=page=1
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Posted 21 October 2009 - 10:04

Thank you for the information speedy and best of luck for the project. What kind of nibs will be available?
Unfortunately the links don't seem to work.

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Posted 21 October 2009 - 20:19

Thank you for the information speedy and best of luck for the project. What kind of nibs will be available?
Unfortunately the links don't seem to work.

Cheers,

I reconnect the links, they should be working now. pls try again.
The available nib size will be M, F, and EF.
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Posted 21 October 2009 - 21:26

Nice, and the plans really look great. I know I'm not the only one who would jump for a good looking, well priced, piston filler.
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Posted 21 October 2009 - 22:00

Keep us informed, you could find here a few volunteers for beta testing...

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Posted 22 October 2009 - 07:20


Thank you for the information speedy and best of luck for the project. What kind of nibs will be available?
Unfortunately the links don't seem to work.

Cheers,

I reconnect the links, they should be working now. pls try again.
The available nib size will be M, F, and EF.


Very neat, thank you.
I love the packaging and the comparative shots with the M800&M600.

Do you have any patented innovation in the mechanism that you care to share?

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Posted 22 October 2009 - 12:45

Welcome Twsbi. Interesting pen design. If you use a quality nib I'd think you'd have a winner.
Please let us know when the pen is available.
Enjoy.

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Posted 23 October 2009 - 01:28

Welcome Twsbi. Interesting pen design. If you use a quality nib I'd think you'd have a winner.
Please let us know when the pen is available.
Enjoy.

The nib system is from Schmidt, Germany.
I will keep posting the update of this project, pls enjoy the expecting!
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Posted 23 October 2009 - 01:34



Thank you for the information speedy and best of luck for the project. What kind of nibs will be available?
Unfortunately the links don't seem to work.

Cheers,

I reconnect the links, they should be working now. pls try again.
The available nib size will be M, F, and EF.


Very neat, thank you.
I love the packaging and the comparative shots with the M800&M600.

Do you have any patented innovation in the mechanism that you care to share?

Cheers,

On this pen, there is not new patent involved. Most of the mechanism or system available on fountain are long time ago innovation, correct me if I am wrong.
Since we are a self contained pen maker (with full capability to do design through production in house), our major interest is how we can let people come to enjoy the hand writing with the nice and afforable price through shortest channel.
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Posted 23 October 2009 - 07:30




Thank you for the information speedy and best of luck for the project. What kind of nibs will be available?
Unfortunately the links don't seem to work.

Cheers,

I reconnect the links, they should be working now. pls try again.
The available nib size will be M, F, and EF.


Very neat, thank you.
I love the packaging and the comparative shots with the M800&M600.

Do you have any patented innovation in the mechanism that you care to share?

Cheers,

On this pen, there is not new patent involved. Most of the mechanism or system available on fountain are long time ago innovation, correct me if I am wrong.
Since we are a self contained pen maker (with full capability to do design through production in house), our major interest is how we can let people come to enjoy the hand writing with the nice and afforable price through shortest channel.


You are right, that's a mature technology for sure. However there are new patents now and then (the Atelier Simoni new piston has two, IIRC).
I was asking because I noted that you were focusing on the piston mechanism, showing how it works etc... and since I like pistons, I was curious, that's all.

Thank you, Andre

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Posted 28 October 2009 - 01:31

we do have some update, pls follow

http://www.bbs.twsbi...d=88&highlight=

we still need a few days to show you the best parts, the diamond barrel.
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Posted 28 October 2009 - 02:25

Sign me up when they are on flee-bay. I like the looks of a few of them, and would give them a try.
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Posted 28 October 2009 - 05:23

Sign me up when they are on flee-bay. I like the looks of a few of them, and would give them a try.

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Posted 28 October 2009 - 11:41

i want one too! You must make them available soon please :)
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Posted 28 October 2009 - 14:20

I want one too! What will the dimensions be on this pen. Capped, uncapped, and posted?
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Posted 28 October 2009 - 18:51

I think I will have a problem with this pen.

Of the renderings you have shown us, I like the black G/T (but you should propose also a S/T version), the clear, the grey and the red (long story made short: all of them).

Choosing the color will be an hell of a problem. Keep them affordable, so we can buy multiple ;)

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Posted 28 October 2009 - 23:44

Beautiful, please let me know when they are up for sale.

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Posted 29 October 2009 - 00:47

Thank you guys, your response really encourage me to keep up on spirit.
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Posted 29 October 2009 - 00:54

I think I will have a problem with this pen.

Of the renderings you have shown us, I like the black G/T (but you should propose also a S/T version), the clear, the grey and the red (long story made short: all of them).

Choosing the color will be an hell of a problem. Keep them affordable, so we can buy multiple ;)

Hi enricof,

We will start with the clear (demonstrator) version, then move on to other colors, gold trim.... even later on with gold nib (larger in size). But let's do it step by step.

By the way, it seemed you are a camera man (photographer), I am one too. you can see my flickr, though I don't have too much time to take photo recently.
http://www.flickr.co...tos/speedyjwtw/
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Posted 29 October 2009 - 06:03


I think I will have a problem with this pen.

Of the renderings you have shown us, I like the black G/T (but you should propose also a S/T version), the clear, the grey and the red (long story made short: all of them).

Choosing the color will be an hell of a problem. Keep them affordable, so we can buy multiple ;)

Hi enricof,

We will start with the clear (demonstrator) version, then move on to other colors, gold trim.... even later on with gold nib (larger in size). But let's do it step by step.

By the way, it seemed you are a camera man (photographer), I am one too. you can see my flickr, though I don't have too much time to take photo recently.
http://www.flickr.co...tos/speedyjwtw/


Nice photos (and collection), Speedy.

Me too, no time for photos recently.

Ciao - Enrico
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Posted 30 October 2009 - 03:17

The pen looks great. Any idea of what the price range will be ?
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Posted 30 October 2009 - 06:30

The pen looks great. Any idea of what the price range will be ?
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around US$35-40/pen
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Posted 30 October 2009 - 15:42

Hope you'll give us a heads up when they hit the market.
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Posted 30 October 2009 - 16:16

Ditto that 2x.

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Posted 31 October 2009 - 15:59

I will want (at least) one as well!

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Posted 31 October 2009 - 17:19

very cool looking =)
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Posted 31 October 2009 - 23:39

It actually looks really nice
I've been wanting a good looking piston demonstrator, this is great.

When do you think they'll be ready? Like, are we looking towards a month or like a year?

EDIT: Nevermind, I reread this. So only a few months, Im looking forward to it.

Edited by colormyalphabet, 01 November 2009 - 00:11.

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Posted 01 November 2009 - 15:16

I like this pen, I'll definitely keep in check with it when it comes out.
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Posted 01 November 2009 - 17:07


Sign me up when they are on flee-bay. I like the looks of a few of them, and would give them a try.

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Posted 02 November 2009 - 00:29

*Drool* I would be very interested in this pen. Always wanted a demo pen and when this one comes out I would pick it right up especially at the posted price.

If you're looking for an opinion I like the case that flips open versus the tube casing and the nib labeled EA (most complex) design looks awesome.

Looks very promising keep up the good work!

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