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Noodler's: 54Th Massachusetts

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#1 akszugor

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Posted 21 January 2015 - 08:20

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Present test ink Noodler's 54th Massachusetts with cool gray-blue color. Ink writes great! The real pleasure of writing. Also color my type. Worse with the smell. It reminds some laboratory chemicals. Sharp and unpleasant. But nobody tells us to smell the ink. Note: TOTAL waterproof. I would recommend!

 

Manufacturer: Noodler's

Series, colour: 54th Massachusetts

Pen: Waterman Hemisphere "F"

Paper: Image Volume 80 g / cm2

 

Specifications:

Flow rate: very good

Lubrication: good

Bleed through: possible point

Shading: noticeable

Feathering: unnoticeable

Saturation: good

 

 

A drop of ink smeared with a nib

 

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The ink smudged with a cotton pad

 

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Lines

 

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Water Resistance

 

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Sample text

 

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Ink drying time

ca. 5 sec.

 

 

Other tests carried out:

 

Sample text in an Oxford notebook

 

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Sample letters in a  Rhodia notebook

 

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Ink drops on a handkerchief

 

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Chromatography

 

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Posted 21 January 2015 - 13:42

Where you using a specially dry pen?...   This ink is very saturated to the point that is called a Blue-Black.

 

At least in my pens (wet flowing) it comes across as a deep Blue-Black with some teal undertone.

 

 

 

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Posted 21 January 2015 - 14:29

I love this ink and was devastated when I accidentally turned half a bottle to jelly by exposing it to trace amounts of vinegar. I had cleaned a mouldy pen and after what I thought was a good flushing filled it with 54th.
I left the bottle to sit for a few months and now the ink is again usable. It had a lot of sludge at the bottom of the bottle so I decanted off the good ink, which I will now only use with a dip pen.

The interesting thing is that it is still very waterproof but it is more blue than blue black and no hint of grey.
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Posted 21 January 2015 - 16:20

Where you using a specially dry pen?...   This ink is very saturated to the point that is called a Blue-Black.

 

At least in my pens (wet flowing) it comes across as a deep Blue-Black with some teal undertone.

 

 

 

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The original sample I tried of 54th MA was a teal-toned blue black.  When I got a full bottle, however, it was a fair amount bluer -- relatively close to what the scans in the review show.  Even the sample wasn't as dark as what you describe, though.

OTOH, it is one of the inks that I trust implicitly for addressing envelopes and signing checks.  I didn't think I'd like the color, but I found it growing on me more and more as I used it.  And no, I DON"T mean as in the "What color are your fingers today?" thread....  :lol: 

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Posted 22 January 2015 - 09:30

It's a great ink and one of the few I've bought from the Goulets. Nice characteristics but I confess I don't use it as much as I ought to...!


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Posted 23 January 2015 - 02:58

The scans in this review are pretty close to the colour I get when I use a finer nib, and/or a pen with lower ink flow.  It does produce  a richer, darker hue on the page if you use a wetter pen - at least in my experience!  A really nice ink (apart from the smell) - but it's been bumped from my regular rotation, at least for the moment, by a couple of other blue-blacks...



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Posted 23 January 2015 - 18:51

I don't have this ink but to my mind it is very close to Noodler's Q'ternity, which is my favourite BB for the moment.

 

Q'ternity appears to me darker, but shading is almost the same, 54th is like a non-FD version of it, .. interesting.



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Posted 24 January 2015 - 22:09

It is strange that I absolutely love the smell of this ink? :)



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Posted 27 January 2015 - 17:19

Hello,

 

I have two bottles of 54th massachusetts, and both inks are different !

I bought these two bottles to Goulet, has one year of interval.

The bottles were shaken before the test.

 

First batch: dark gray green-blue, light smell, controlled flow.

Second batch: dark blue (grey), strong chemical smell, more fluid than the first

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What happened? Use of another colouring agent ?

I like better the first batch, because it looks like a blue-black who would have aged for a long time



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Posted 28 January 2015 - 21:00

Hello,

 

I have two bottles of 54th massachusetts, and both inks are different !

I bought these two bottles to Goulet, has one year of interval.

The bottles were shaken before the test.

 

First batch: dark gray green-blue, light smell, controlled flow.

Second batch: dark blue (grey), strong chemical smell, more fluid than the first

 

[snip]

 

What happened? Use of another colouring agent ?

I like better the first batch, because it looks like a blue-black who would have aged for a long time

When did you buy these bottles? I bought a bottle a few weeks ago and like Cyber mentioned, mine is definitely highly saturated, so much so that the colour is practically just black to my eyes.

 

 

Which kinda sucks since I already have Noodler's Black and X-Feather...
 


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Posted 28 January 2015 - 23:18

When did you buy these bottles? I bought a bottle a few weeks ago and like Cyber mentioned, mine is definitely highly saturated, so much so that the colour is practically just black to my eyes.

 

 

Which kinda sucks since I already have Noodler's Black and X-Feather...
 

 

Just dilute a little..... you get more ink and you get shading too...   win-win..   ;)

 

 

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Posted 29 January 2015 - 06:52

When did you buy these bottles? I bought a bottle a few weeks ago and like Cyber mentioned, mine is definitely highly saturated, so much so that the colour is practically just black to my eyes.

 

 

Which kinda sucks since I already have Noodler's Black and X-Feather...
 

 

 

The first bottle (ink blue grey (green)) in 2013.
The second in 2014 ( dark blue ink).



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Posted 16 March 2016 - 00:42

Hello,

 

I have two bottles of 54th massachusetts, and both inks are different !

I bought these two bottles to Goulet, has one year of interval.

The bottles were shaken before the test.

 

First batch: dark gray green-blue, light smell, controlled flow.

Second batch: dark blue (grey), strong chemical smell, more fluid than the first

83483654th1.jpg

96757654th3.jpg

 

What happened? Use of another colouring agent ?

I like better the first batch, because it looks like a blue-black who would have aged for a long time

 

I recently bought my second bottle of this ink, and a very similar experience to yours. First bottle (now, used up) was dark, grayish, and dry, almost chalky. The new bottle, much lighter and more blue, wetter. I am happy with the improved flow, disappointed with the new color.


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Posted 17 March 2016 - 23:34

I have a bottle of 54th Massachusetts, bought recently. I've only taken a fill or two out of it.  It is the grey-green version, not the blue-grey.  I prefer the blue-grey instead and would be willing to trade for mostly full bottle of the blue-grey version.



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Posted 18 March 2016 - 16:26

I like it! I wish I knew if I'd get a dry or wet bottle. I hope it was a permanent improvement!

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Posted 21 June 2018 - 20:12

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Posted 24 August 2018 - 21:18

Thread revival !   Just got a bottle and for me the best quality is the dry time.  Under 5 seconds, usually 3 on most non-fancy common office type papers I'm using.  And absolutely no color 'lift off' or smearing with standing water on the text or rubbing wet text with fingers.  As bullet-proof as Noodler's Black, but it's not black.  :-)   Bleeds through most of my papers but I do use med. nibs and the benefits outweigh this negative.  







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