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Vintage Platignum Converter?

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#1 Raskovnik

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Posted 13 November 2014 - 15:13

An accident on fleabay ended with this interesting pen on my lap. From what I can gather, this is a vintage Platignum that takes out-of-production cartilages (don't even know the model). 

 

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Does anyone know where I can get a converter for this pen? Help much appreciated! 



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#2 Randal6393

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Posted 13 November 2014 - 18:48

Don't know about the converter but there appears to be nothing wrong with the cartridge. Why not clean the pen, fill the cartridge, and give it a go?

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#3 arcadeflow

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Posted 13 November 2014 - 19:11

Have you tried a standard international cartridge? Sometimes different formats may fit. Some people use Lamy converters in Parker pens.



#4 Lou Erickson

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Posted 13 November 2014 - 19:18

The shape of the barrel also makes me think it might work as an eyedropper, too.

 

Good luck finding a proper converter!  Maybe the region-specific forum would be more help?


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#5 Princeps Anglorum

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Posted 13 November 2014 - 20:46

I have a modern Platignum. It doesn't take a standard international cartridge. The narrow neck section of the Platignum cartridges (which look identical to the old one you have) is longer than the standard international size. Cult pens sell a Platignum converter on their website (£3.60) and also the Platignum brand cartridges. I was told that Manuscript converters (50P) also fit Platignums. That seems to be the case though I haven't tried to ink my pen yet using such a converter.


Edited by Princeps Anglorum, 13 November 2014 - 20:46.


#6 Icywolfe

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Posted 13 November 2014 - 22:18

Would the sailor converter fit?

 

I can't get a scale from the picture but it looks similar.


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Posted 14 November 2014 - 00:12

Don't know about the converter but there appears to be nothing wrong with the cartridge. Why not clean the pen, fill the cartridge, and give it a go?

Enjoy,

 

I'm planning to use that for now but cartridges wear out pretty fast, will feel much better if I have at least replacements at hand

 

Have you tried a standard international cartridge? Sometimes different formats may fit. Some people use Lamy converters in Parker pens.

 

I've tired:

  • International long and short
  • parker
  • lamy
  • waterman
  • pilot
  • sheaffer
  • Manuscript 

No luck so far :(
 

 

The shape of the barrel also makes me think it might work as an eyedropper, too.

 

Good luck finding a proper converter!  Maybe the region-specific forum would be more help?

 

All else fails, that might be the way I'll go. Thanks for the suggestion on the region-specific forum :D

 

I have a modern Platignum. It doesn't take a standard international cartridge. The narrow neck section of the Platignum cartridges (which look identical to the old one you have) is longer than the standard international size. Cult pens sell a Platignum converter on their website (£3.60) and also the Platignum brand cartridges. I was told that Manuscript converters (50P) also fit Platignums. That seems to be the case though I haven't tried to ink my pen yet using such a converter.

 

Modern Platignum converters don't look like the cartridge I have, and I did try a Manuscript :( 

 

Would the sailor converter fit?

 

I can't get a scale from the picture but it looks similar.

 

I'm ashamed to say I don't have a Sailor pen (yet), might ask my friends to let me try one, thanks for the suggestion!



#8 Icywolfe

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Posted 14 November 2014 - 01:24


 

I'm ashamed to say I don't have a Sailor pen (yet), might ask my friends to let me try one, thanks for the suggestion!

And maybe try a Platinum converter. That I think has a smaller hole.


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Posted 13 January 2015 - 05:42

Here is what I think a vintage Platignum converter that is fitted in my pen. Also the modern Platignum converter and cartridges can be seen.

 

 

 

 

http://www.fountainp...gnum-converter/


Edited by mitto, 13 January 2015 - 05:47.

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