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How To Fill And Clean The Early Montblanc Safetyfillers?

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#1 Eugen-of-Savoy


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Posted 26 January 2015 - 08:04

I am looking to get a Meisterstück 30 safetyfiller, but how do you fill them and how do you clean them when changing ink color?

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Posted 27 January 2015 - 04:22

I, too, am looking to get one of the old safety fillers and have been wondering the same. I have seen in old catalog scans that one had to use an eyedropper to fill them with the nib retracted. I'm sure there's more to it than that so I'll wait to see what others have to say.

What I'm looking for: Montblanc 132, 235, 422 and 432. Any help would be most appreciated.

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Posted 27 January 2015 - 05:22

Basically the top acts as a seal when closed and the nib is retracted. An mentioned you fill it with an eye dropper (or similar) when the nib is retracted. when the nib is extended it will seal the ink in the barrel. When you retract and cap, it should seal. the cap should have a long "pin" on it to keep you from capping with the nib extended.


You should be able to just rinse with water. You might have to extract the nib to clean it and the feed after rinsing the barrel.


Here is a thread from earlier in the year with some nice pictures: http://www.fountainp...-safety-filler/

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Posted 28 January 2015 - 23:31

You can clean it by repeatedly filling it with water with an eyedropper and pouring it out again. Cleaning is quicker, if you shake the pen either closed with a finger on the opening or capped when filled with water.

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Posted 31 January 2015 - 11:22

It's rather simple. I use a piece of tissue or rag to draw out any remaining ink, then fill the barrel with plain water. Drain, refill, drain, repeat.


Then a piece of tissue against the nib to dry out the moisture. 


It's unlikely you'll get all the ink out though -- safety pens weren't meant for frequent changing of fancy coloured inks and the twisting knob is held together by a pin so it makes removing the nib and rod rather difficult. It's possible, but punching the pin out is a delicate exercise and could mar the knob. 

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