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#21 S-K

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Posted 24 November 2013 - 15:00

Thank you, Saji and pterodactylus.

pterodactylus, that is great penmanship. Pens are happiest to be with people like you.


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Posted 24 November 2013 - 17:56

Welcome to the fun club. No doubt, you will be a master before too long. Keep up great work.


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#23 S-K

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Posted 25 November 2013 - 12:53

Thanks, 18111.


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Posted 09 December 2013 - 14:54

Josephchow, Pelman, Pelikan Vera, Nokin, Woodnut,Bobaroo and Pterodactylus,

Thanks for all.

Wood nut, have a look at the feed which is

made by my master Ramachandran of Kim and Co pens.

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20131120_222750 by skumar101, on Flickr

It is very rare to have such problems with this type of feeds. Probably the climate in our part of the world may be helping us.

Sreekumar,

 

Thank you for this photo of the feed. It is good to see what I believe is an ebonite feed with more and larger "fins" or "vents" to collect and prevent ink from "burping" as the ink travels down the feed and out through the nib. (Or at least that's the theory behind this shape of feed.)

 

mhguda (above) is observant about her Kim & Company feeds: the one on the Kim I own looks very much like this. The feeds on other Indian ebonite eyedroppers in my collection are much flatter at the bottom, with only a few shallow incisions on their sides; I have yet to determine what effect, if any, this may have on preventing burping. The only way to tell, it seems, is to keep writing, writing, writing with the same pen to see how much ink remains in the reservoir when the pen burps (if it does) -- or my hand seizes up with a terminal cramp . . .

 

Thank you again, S-K, for your patience and for adding a photo of the feed.



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Posted 09 December 2013 - 21:49

Sreekumar,

 

Shortly after I filed this post above, I went to do some work on my Kim & Co. pen -- I had been writing with it last night and suddenly found ink on one my index finger where I had been holding the section as it meets the barrel. After unscrewing the section, I emptied the ink from the barrel into a small sample vial. I had been expecting about 1ml. to be there, but to my surprise, there was about 1/10ml. remaining. When I inspected the end of the section, I noted that a short, half-round grooved rod, apparently fashioned from ebonite, was poised above the ink hole at the back of the section. I suspect that this rod functions as a breather tube -- otherwise I find it difficult to explain how I was able to draw down so much in without the pen burping even once. Can you confirm whether this rod is part of Mr. Ramachandran's design of the feed? Do you make your feeds in this fashion?



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Posted 05 November 2014 - 23:01

Dear Srikumar,

 

Have you done any pens recently? If so please upload pictures.Thanks.



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Posted 05 November 2014 - 23:31

I own a couple of pens from Sree with those feeds and I can vouch for them: the pens do not burp and do not dry either. Good design and craftmanship.

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Posted 06 November 2014 - 08:05

Great pen - I like it a lot.



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Posted 06 November 2014 - 11:56

Very nice ebonite (the ripple is quite unusual)n very nice work indeed.


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#30 Revolution

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Posted 09 November 2014 - 12:32

Got no Ebonite FP till now.

Only Plastic,Acrylic & Metal.....:(


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#31 hari317

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Posted 11 November 2014 - 17:25

Got no Ebonite FP till now.

Only Plastic,Acrylic & Metal..... :(

Nothing wrong with plastic, acrylic and metal pens, but if you really want ebonite, SK above and even asa has a lot of ebonite pens.


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Posted 12 November 2014 - 01:29

Nothing wrong with plastic, acrylic and metal pens, but if you really want ebonite, SK above and even asa has a lot of ebonite pens.

 

Thanks!

Costly,not affordable for me. :(

I have to same money to get at least one Ebonite.....


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Posted 12 November 2014 - 02:04

Hello all,

New member. Name Sreekumar. Coming from Calicut , Kerala, India. Student of a senior pen maker  named  Ramachandran . Please have a look at a pen I recently made. Any suggestions or modifications will be greatly appreciated.

    Ebonite make. Tank filling. Ebonite feed. Antique steel nib. Tank capacity 2.5 ml. Triple lead thread for cap. Single lead for end botton.

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20131120_194006 by skumar101, on Flickr

 

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20131120_194308 by skumar101, on Flickr

 

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20131120_194040 by skumar101, on Flickr

Capped length- 14 cms.  Uncapped -12.5. Cap on back- 15.5cms.

Thanks,

Sreekumar.

Stunning pen!!!!  I am assuming it is an eyedropper???  Can these Ebonite pens be purchased???  Can it be converted to use an ink converter?



#34 mehandiratta

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Posted 15 March 2015 - 18:46

Hello all,
New member. Name Sreekumar. Coming from Calicut , Kerala, India. Student of a senior pen maker  named  Ramachandran . Please have a look at a pen I recently made. Any suggestions or modifications will be greatly appreciated.
    Ebonite make. Tank filling. Ebonite feed. Antique steel nib. Tank capacity 2.5 ml. Triple lead thread for cap. Single lead for end botton.
10962565656_f4f3e19872.jpg
20131120_194006 by skumar101, on Flickr
 
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20131120_194308 by skumar101, on Flickr
 
10962566776_b49dfc1193.jpg
20131120_194040 by skumar101, on Flickr
Capped length- 14 cms.  Uncapped -12.5. Cap on back- 15.5cms.
Thanks,
Sreekumar.

I want this pen

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Posted 15 March 2015 - 19:08

Make it 2, please :)  - I don't understant how I missed this post... :huh:


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#36 mehandiratta

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Posted 25 March 2015 - 13:00

Hello all,

New member. Name Sreekumar. Coming from Calicut , Kerala, India. Student of a senior pen maker  named  Ramachandran . Please have a look at a pen I recently made. Any suggestions or modifications will be greatly appreciated.

    Ebonite make. Tank filling. Ebonite feed. Antique steel nib. Tank capacity 2.5 ml. Triple lead thread for cap. Single lead for end botton.

10962565656_f4f3e19872.jpg

20131120_194006 by skumar101, on Flickr

 

10962724433_a153fac73f.jpg

20131120_194308 by skumar101, on Flickr

 

10962566776_b49dfc1193.jpg

20131120_194040 by skumar101, on Flickr

Capped length- 14 cms.  Uncapped -12.5. Cap on back- 15.5cms.

Thanks,

Sreekumar.

There is nothing which i can more to otherwise perfectly done pen....

Only thing i can say is that cap clip silver finish ... can that be black... same for that silver color o ring between section and barrel...

 

Also my personal choice would be not to see the ring of cap clip.... if cap clip ring is thin.... if the ring is wide enough and black i will love it...

 

Also what Nib is this...???


Edited by mehandiratta, 25 March 2015 - 13:01.

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Posted 27 March 2015 - 19:50

i want this beauty


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#38 mhguda

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Posted 27 March 2015 - 21:10

i want this beauty

You & me both. How we gonna get it?


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Posted 28 March 2015 - 03:32

You & me both. How we gonna get it?


Yeah exactly...

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Posted 08 April 2015 - 04:49

Very beautiful FP. The barrel is extremely well shaped - though the cap & section may not be to my liking.

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