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#1 Emma

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Posted 29 January 2010 - 12:47

Hi all,

I'm still basking in the glory of my new MB147 Traveller, which I adore. I've only ever used piston fillers, and it's just so nice to have a cartridge pen for work and not have to fiddle around with bottles of ink. I love piston fillers, of course, and there's something wonderful about filling my MB32 from an ink bottle when I have a bit of time; but I'm cartridges all the way when in the office.

So: my question for this forum is what other Mont Blanc cartridge pens are out there, and equally smooth writers to the 147? The question is more out of interest than because I'm thinking of buying at the moment, but it would be good to know what's available when I get the new pen itch...

Thanks all.

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Posted 29 January 2010 - 13:24

Boheme's are cartridge fillers. Im not sure how well they write but i am looking to buy one (no luck yet so send your offers). I quite like the intrique you get around the retractable nib. However i dont know how well they write
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Posted 29 January 2010 - 17:26

The 144; SL, Classique and Noblesse, 30 & 31, some 221s and 321s; Generation; Chopin; Mozart.

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Posted 29 January 2010 - 17:32

Hi all,

I'm still basking in the glory of my new MB147 Traveller, which I adore. I've only ever used piston fillers, and it's just so nice to have a cartridge pen for work and not have to fiddle around with bottles of ink. I love piston fillers, of course, and there's something wonderful about filling my MB32 from an ink bottle when I have a bit of time; but I'm cartridges all the way when in the office.

So: my question for this forum is what other Mont Blanc cartridge pens are out there, and equally smooth writers to the 147? The question is more out of interest than because I'm thinking of buying at the moment, but it would be good to know what's available when I get the new pen itch...

Thanks all.

Emma


The Chopin 145 is a converter/cartridge pen. This makes this a very versatile pen in that you can ink via bottle at home and cartridge at work or on the move. An interesting side note is that the pen will hold a second cartridge (upside down)inside it as well as the one in use.
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Posted 29 January 2010 - 17:34

jar, being much quicker on the key pad than I has already mentioned the 145 - sorry.
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Posted 29 January 2010 - 20:27

I have a delicious Boheme and a fab funky 225
Both with B nibs and both a delight to use.

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Posted 29 January 2010 - 20:33

The 100 Anniversary LE is a cartridge pen. However, unlike the 145, it takes only a single cartridge and cannot use a converter.
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Posted 29 January 2010 - 22:02

Don't forget the Carerra and VIP fountain pen models, also cartridge/converter pens... :)
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Posted 30 January 2010 - 20:52

Wow, thanks everyone! I had no idea there were so many cartridge-fillers out there. Any preferences from those who use them? And any of these a similar size to a 149 (i.e. big)?

Am busily looking up all the above pens on the FP Reviews page now...

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Posted 30 January 2010 - 20:59

Wow, thanks everyone! I had no idea there were so many cartridge-fillers out there. Any preferences from those who use them? And any of these a similar size to a 149 (i.e. big)?

Emma



Try to find one of the discontinued Bohème Big Size fountain pens.

Same pen as the regular small Bohème pens with the retractable nib but it has a MB 146 sized nib and MB 149 outer dimensions.

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size comparison of the regular, mid-size and big size Bohème fountain pens


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Posted 30 January 2010 - 21:24


Wow, thanks everyone! I had no idea there were so many cartridge-fillers out there. Any preferences from those who use them? And any of these a similar size to a 149 (i.e. big)?

Emma



Try to find one of the discontinued Bohème Big Size fountain pens.

Same pen as the regular small Bohème pens with the retractable nib but it has a MB 146 sized nib and MB 149 outer dimensions.

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size comparison of the regular, mid-size and big size Bohème fountain pens


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How can you get one!!! i have been after one for ages. are they the ones with no gems on them? i seriously have not been able to find them
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Montblanc Writers Edition: Thomas Mann, Jonathan Swift
Montblanc 146 Solitaire: Hematite, Gold & Black
Montblanc 149 1980's
Montblanc Boheme (piston version) BB nib ( FOR SALE OR TRADE)
Montblanc Starwalker RB, Montblanc LeGrand RB
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Posted 30 January 2010 - 21:38

How can you get one!!! i have been after one for ages. are they the ones with no gems on them? i seriously have not been able to find them


The Bohème Big Size turns up every so often on ebay or even on the marketplace on FPN.

With some patience you still should be able to find a nice, reasonable offer.

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 11:05

Brilliant, thanks Michael. I officially have my next 'dream' pen in view...

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 16:33

Brilliant, thanks Michael. I officially have my next 'dream' pen in view...



I agree that the Boheme Big size is the best if you look for cartridge filler and you want a pen like the mb 149.
There is also the great retractable nib!
I owned 2 Boheme Big size and think they should be very good for you!
i sold them last year but now I think I will try to have another one....
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Posted 31 January 2010 - 20:53

The Starwalker is a cartridge pen.... my question is can it take a converter and if so which one? Thanks!
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Posted 01 February 2010 - 10:32

Yup, they will take converters. I have had a Dupont converter in my Starwalker for several years. There are a number of threads on this topic discussing a number of other converters that work, also.

The Starwalker is a cartridge pen.... my question is can it take a converter and if so which one? Thanks!



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Posted 01 February 2010 - 13:05

Don't forget the 'pretty' pens!

My Greta Garbo is a cartridge pen - although it will take a mini converter (but not the bantams). I use it with a mini converter most of the time because I like a choice of ink, but I can carry a couple of cartridges for if I run out.

I also have a Mozart which only takes cartridge.

My friend has a Marlene Dietrich which is a cartridge pen - I've never ascertained if that takes a mini converter because she is more than happy with her cartriges.

And then there is the Ingrid Bergman - judging by it's size I guess this is a cartridge only pen also.
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