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Sheaffer No Nonsense Converter

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#1 rahul joshi

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Posted 15 October 2014 - 09:20

Hi everyone,

 

I just received a Sheaffer No Nonsense fountain pen that I bought online. It neither include a cartridge nor converter, so on searching I found a sheaffer piston converter in an online store, kindly tell me whether it will fit No Nonsense or not as in some posts in some other sites I read that these pens have different converters.

 

The link of the converter is: http://www.flipkart....tmdjtk4frwgv6wc

 

Please tell so that I can buy it and enjoy this great pen.

 

Thanks.



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#2 usk15

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Posted 15 October 2014 - 09:41

It will fit. 100%

 

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#3 rahul joshi

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Posted 15 October 2014 - 09:46

Thanks a lot for the help.  :)



#4 rahul joshi

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Posted 15 October 2014 - 10:00

Just one more thing can the pen be also used as and ED. ??



#5 usk15

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Posted 15 October 2014 - 10:16

It looks like you can use it as ED. Give a try.



#6 jay.is.here

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Posted 15 October 2014 - 10:34

yes..  :)  this converter will fit in no nonsense.

dont use this as ED , I did use as an ED n had problem with that.


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Posted 15 October 2014 - 10:54

AFAIK No-Nonsenses with plastic barrels can be used as EDs, but not the metal-bodied ones.



#8 rahul joshi

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Posted 15 October 2014 - 12:18

Thanks all for the help.  :thumbup:



#9 rahul joshi

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Posted 18 October 2014 - 22:18

Have been using No Nonsense as an ED for 3 days, and is working fine.

No ink overflow or any sort of problem encountered so far.

Just saved my Rs 450 on converter.  :bunny01:



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Posted 17 May 2018 - 06:36

Pardon me for asking, but what does ED mean? Everyday Carry? I am also looking for a converter that will work with my 1980s No Nonsense pen. Thank you for any help you can give me.



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Posted 17 May 2018 - 07:00

Pardon me for asking, but what does ED mean? Everyday Carry? I am also looking for a converter that will work with my 1980s No Nonsense pen. Thank you for any help you can give me.

 

ED stands for "eye-dropper". In some of the earliest days of fountain pens (a century ago), before there were sophisticated filling systems, pens were made where the entire barrel was meant to hold the ink. In the simplest version the nib and section would unscrew and you would fill the barrel with ink using - you guessed it - an eye-dropper. The term stuck at some point.

These days there are still pens being made for this (often inexpensive ebonite pens) and many people will take any inert-bodied pen (plastic, ebonite, anything that doesn't have metaillic parts) and "ED" them. Why? Well, it's basically going to give you the maximum amount of ink. Why wouldn't you do it? Well, it can be messy, rarely do people use that much ink, and you have a problem of "burping", which is what occurs when part of the ink is used up - the air in the barrel heats up from the warmth of your hand, expands, and ink can 'burp' out onto the page in drops.

Frankly, I have no use for that large a body of ink, though I have one or two vintage (very old) pens that are ED by design that I occasionally ink up; the reason for this is that they happen to also have fabulous nibs.


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Posted 26 May 2018 - 08:54

And the general wisdom is that you should not ED convert a metal bodied pen as there is a possibility of corrosion or ink contamination.



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Posted 26 May 2018 - 14:17

 I have used my pen as an ED.

 

 Works out well.







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