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#1 RicosNib

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Posted 04 July 2013 - 06:41

Hello,

I'm Rico, from Hudson.

 

I just got onto fountain Pens about 2 days ago.

I've been thinking that I wanted to get a Fountain Pen lately then stumbled across the Burlington, MA. Paradise Pen store. I just looked around the first time knowing I would be in Burligton again. The next time, I looked to buy. I ended up buying a Vision Nature Rosewood Fountain Pen with a medium Iridium point from Online GmBh.

http://www.paradisep...BFMOMLF/Product

 

I've been doing research online since.

 

Last nite I found a Levenger True Writer Kyoto Fountain Pen at one of those "sell your stuff to us & we'll sell it to someone else" stores. 

(http://www.levenger....Kyoto-6730.aspx )

 

There was another one that had the lever & I couldn't take it apart to open it, so I left it until I could learn more about pens.

 

I brought Kyoto home & started researching pen restoration. (I'm a year into a hobby of restoring Vintage tobacco pipes and razors [mostly Single & Double Edge] so I figgered pens shouln't be too difficult.) The Kyoto is a cartridge pen, so it'll be an easy first Fountain Pen restore. It came w/ an empty cartridge so I know what it looks like to find others.

Locally, I can't seem to find any Levenger ink. Does anyone know if other brand cartridges are compatable? Otherwise, I'm resigned to ordering online. I'd like to find something locally so I can use my new beauty right away.

 

Rico



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Posted 04 July 2013 - 07:38

Greetings and welcome to FPN!  There is a Levenger store in the Prudential Center Mall in Boston, MA in addition to Bromfield Pen Shop (on Bromfield Street in Boston) and Bob Slate Stationers in Harvard Square in Cambridge, MA.  These sell a variety of pens and inks; of course, you will be able to find Levenger ink at the Levenger store.



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Posted 04 July 2013 - 10:14

 

Hi! Welcome to FPN.   :W2FPN:
I'm really glad you've joined us.

 

Keep in touch,
Kota Adachi

 

From Japan

 

 



#4 Sasha Royale

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Posted 04 July 2013 - 13:11

Welcome, Rico !

 

Two days, one post, two fountain pens.  I am required to remind you that no one needs more than

one fountain pen.  You are headed very fast to the deep end.  This course demands an "intervention". :lticaptd:

But, you won't get that here.  We are enablers. 

 

Over the past ten years, I estimate blood loss to be nearing one unit.  Still, I continue to use my favorite

Rolls Razor.  (Not everyone here is rational.)

 

Write with joy.


Auf freiem Grund mit freiem Volke stehn. 
Zum Augenblicke dürft ich sagen: 
Verweile doch, du bist so schön ! 


#5 RMN

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Posted 04 July 2013 - 15:02

Hi Rico, great to have you here.

 

Hope you'll enjoy your stay.

 

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KEEP SAFE, KEEP INSIDE, KEEP A DISTANCE.

 

Freedom exists by virtue of self limitation.

 

 

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Posted 04 July 2013 - 15:41

Hello and Welcome to FPN!! Glad to have you as a member!!


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#7 Clancy

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Posted 04 July 2013 - 15:59

Hi there Rico. Greeting from out on the west coast and a warm welcome to FPN. It's great to have you here wth us.


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Posted 04 July 2013 - 16:43

Greetings and welcome to FPN!  There is a Levenger store in the Prudential Center Mall in Boston, MA in addition to Bromfield Pen Shop (on Bromfield Street in Boston) and Bob Slate Stationers in Harvard Square in Cambridge, MA.  These sell a variety of pens and inks; of course, you will be able to find Levenger ink at the Levenger store.

Thanks,elysee, for the info.

Tho' I was thinking more "local" than Boston - kinda like Nashua or Manchester,NH.

Maybe I'll find the time to drive the hour down to Boston, fight the traffic, struggle with parking & do a bit of shopping. :)

Rico



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Posted 04 July 2013 - 17:08

Welcome, Rico !

 

Two days, one post, two fountain pens.  I am required to remind you that no one needs more than

one fountain pen.  You are headed very fast to the deep end.  This course demands an "intervention". :lticaptd:

But, you won't get that here.  We are enablers. 

 

Hi Sasha,

 

Yes, I'm very familiar with the various EDs due to my involvment in razor  & pipe collecting & restoring! :D

 

Over the past ten years, I estimate blood loss to be nearing one unit.  Still, I continue to use my favorite

Rolls Razor.  (Not everyone here is rational.)

 

[/OT] I've been looking @ a couple of those in antique shops, but neither had directions.

I'm also familiar with blood loss. My collection includes 1912 Gem SE, 1920ish Gem Micromatic SE, an Ever Ready 1912 SE and a Keen Kutter JR pattened in 1905 to name a few.  They're all very agressive. [OT/]

 

 

write with joy.

 

Rico



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Posted 04 July 2013 - 17:18

Levenger pens generally take any international cartridge. Get a converter for that one to use most any fountain pen ink!

the lever filler doesn't "open" in the way you think....the lever pushes on an interior sac that then draws ink up through the nib. Depending on its age and whether it was filled with ink when it was last put away, the sac may need to be replaced. You'll need some tools and to get the correct sized sac.

 

welcome to the group...we are indeed enablers and the contagion to acquire more pens, ink, and paper is rampant!

 

 

by the way...there is a nibmiester in Nashua! Look up Richard Binder!


Edited by mbankirer, 04 July 2013 - 17:20.


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Posted 04 July 2013 - 18:52


Thanks,elysee, for the info.

Tho' I was thinking more "local" than Boston - kinda like Nashua or Manchester,NH.

Maybe I'll find the time to drive the hour down to Boston, fight the traffic, struggle with parking & do a bit of shopping. :)

Rico

 

Since I had no New Hampshire offerings, I figured that three in Boston/Cambridge would be the next best thing.  You could make it a day pen-and-ink outing or a weekend pen-ink-paper-buying getaway!   


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Posted 05 July 2013 - 14:48

Welcome to FPN, Rico !



#13 RicosNib

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Posted 06 July 2013 - 07:21

 

Since I had no New Hampshire offerings, I figured that three in Boston/Cambridge would be the next best thing.  You could make it a day pen-and-ink outing or a weekend pen-ink-paper-buying getaway!   

 

Think I'll make it a weekend getaway. I'll just tow the camper to the top of the parking garage!

:lticaptd:

Rico



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Posted 06 July 2013 - 18:32

Levenger pens generally take any international cartridge.

 

*Thank You!* That's the information I was looking for!

I also wonder if any other brand cartridges would be compatible.

Now, where can I find international cartridges?

Staples,etal just look at me funny & point me to their stock (which is not what I'm looking for).

IME, Staples staff know a little about everything (of their stock), but nothing on a specific/specialized items.)

Example: ask about international fountain pen cartrdges,they give you a funny look & just show you to their display that you already looked over.

 

Get a converter for that one to use most any fountain pen ink!

 

That was something else I was thinking about.

 

the lever filler doesn't "open" in the way you think....the lever pushes on an interior sac that then draws ink up through the nib. Depending on its age and whether it was filled with ink when it was last put away, the sac may need to be replaced. You'll need some tools and to get the correct sized sac.

 

I've been researching & was just reading about that. I'll prolly get into that a lil later on, when I know more & feel more comfortable.

 

welcome to the group...we are indeed enablers and the contagion to acquire more pens, ink, and paper is rampant!

 

 

by the way...there is a nibmiester in Nashua! Look up

 

Yeah, I had a brief chat w/ him the other day on his FB page.

Thanks for the info!

 

 

  Rico







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