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#21 cambookpro

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Posted 26 May 2014 - 15:42

I think Parker also can use international cartridges.

I'm not a C/C type so am limited to what I know.

 

Unfortunately not - I think Parker cartridges are a tad wider (though could be the other way around) at the opening.

 

They do take Aurora cartridges too, though.


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#22 David_W

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Posted 26 May 2014 - 16:32

Parker cartridges are indeed wider at the nipple end than standard international, so they are incompatible.



#23 Auspice

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Posted 27 May 2014 - 06:22

Fantastic idea for a guide! It'll be nice to have someplace to go peep real quick as I'm learning more about pens on my limited budget. :)



#24 George.A

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Posted 27 May 2014 - 13:29

Really good idea! One of my first fountain pens is a Sheaffer Prelude Stainless Steel Fountain Pen with Chrome Trim and I still like it a lot. Ok, it's not the cheapest one around, but still on the cheap side at under 50$ and it has a really nice value for money.



#25 chad.trent

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Posted 27 May 2014 - 13:35

This is actually something I've been working on. I'm getting together a list of inexpensive pens (sub $50) and going to review them and do a sort of comparison. I want it to be a "beginner's buyers guide" of sorts. I hope to have it done in a few months once I buy the rest of the pens I need.



#26 Auspice

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Posted 27 May 2014 - 16:52

I will add that my Jinhao 750 ($9.50 from Goulet pens) is fantastic. It's my first decent fountain pen, so I have little to compare by, but my father (who is a fan of calligraphy and has had many pens over the years) was impressed by it. It comes with a converter (though not a very good one) and does take standard international cartridges. 

 

I've seen one post so far on these boards about someone whose 750 came apart at the collar a bit, but I haven't had any signs of such behavior out of mine. It's a pen that you won't mind carrying around everywhere, but it looks like it's worth a good deal.



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Posted 03 June 2014 - 17:35

there also Tombow Object which is fairly inexpensive but shorter than the Metropolitan



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Posted 04 June 2014 - 23:44

 

Unfortunately not - I think Parker cartridges are a tad wider (though could be the other way around) at the opening.

 

They do take Aurora cartridges too, though.

 

 

Lamy Carts work just fine in a Parker, and vice versa. As do converters


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