Sheaffer Nononsense Question
Posted 13 February 2012 - 16:21
Posted 13 February 2012 - 16:28
The Sheaffer piston converter will fit the NoNonsense. The pens have been out of production for about 10 years. You'll find the converter holds about the same amount of ink as one cartridge. You may be able to find other nibs through eBay and dealers who have leftovers. Some of the colors and types are quite collectible and they are pretty bulletproof pens, if the nib is not damaged.
Posted 13 February 2012 - 16:42
Edited by beachwalker, 13 February 2012 - 17:14.
Posted 13 February 2012 - 17:11
Posted 14 February 2012 - 02:36
Teri at Peyton Street Pens has probably the best collection of Sheaffer convertors in buttons and pistons and squeezers. You will also find several other No Nonsens pens if you get that bug.
Peyton Street Pens
Posted 13 February 2013 - 07:43
Posted 13 February 2013 - 17:53
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time. TS Eliot
Posted 13 February 2013 - 18:24
I find the ink will evaporate from an unused cartridge over time. A pen that old may have come with full cartridges that have lost some ink over time.
Yes, that's true, though the dye is all there, I think. If you remove the cartridge from the pen after inserting it the first time, then add water to restore the correct volume, the ink will be better behaved.
Posted 13 February 2013 - 21:35
They started out full, but the evaporates over the years.
Still, you can shoot it full of bottle ink, using a syringe.
After a few times, though the seal will be very poor.
Check Ebay for converters to fit No-nonsense pens.
I like the large body of the pen, and it writes well.
Posted 14 February 2013 - 16:06
Posted 16 February 2013 - 01:48
I have found that the old cartridges hold up very well over extended periods when refilling with a syringe. In fact, they can last years without any problems sealing. It is a cheap alternative, and it allows one to enjoy an endless variety of inks.
Agreed. The carts will last many refills each.
However, do NOT squeeze the old cartridges! You will easily crack the plastic.
Rinse the carts with a syringe or infant bulb aspirator. I've refilled many of my old Sheaffer carts probably six times. A few did not survive the second filling but that was usually my fault.
ONe drawback to most of the convertors is they come with black sacs. No way to see how much ink is in the thing.