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#1 rafapa

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Posted 27 June 2015 - 10:06

Just one blunt needle and international converter and you have a poor's man Visconti mosquito filling system.
No inky fingers, no problem emptying ink bottles.
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Posted 27 June 2015 - 11:00

Awesome!  Thank you for sharing.

 

I had no idea the needles would fit on the converters!


 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

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Posted 27 June 2015 - 11:38

Great idea! Thanks for sharing.

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Posted 27 June 2015 - 13:05

Just one blunt needle and international converter and you have a poor's man Visconti mosquito filling system.
No inky fingers, no problem emptying ink bottles.
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And here I thought the Visconti WAS the poor mans mosquito filling system.

Of course I do not understand how you can compare you Converter filler, that is out of the pen with Visconti because you do not have to remove the converter with their system.

You was still has lots of potential for inks on fingers, once you fill the converter you still have to the attempt to install it in the pen with out making a mess. Yes, I must admit, your system is much better than Visconti.

#5 rafapa

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Posted 27 June 2015 - 13:24

And here I thought the Visconti WAS the poor mans mosquito filling system.
Of course I do not understand how you can compare you Converter filler, that is out of the pen with Visconti because you do not have to remove the converter with their system.
You was still has lots of potential for inks on fingers, once you fill the converter you still have to the attempt to install it in the pen with out making a mess. Yes, I must admit, your system is much better than Visconti.

Well, I am talking about the system included with the Visconti Pininfarina. Please have a look at
http://www.sbrebrown...ain-pen-review/

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Posted 27 June 2015 - 13:33

That is brilliant. Thank you.



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Posted 27 June 2015 - 14:38

rafapa,

I stand corrected, you in fact did make something very similar to the Visconti. Of course please do not take what I said in the first post to seriously as It was meant in jest.

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Posted 22 July 2015 - 22:29

I used this method for the first time today, when confronted by a Sailor ink bottle with its insert and a pen with a very large nib. Worked like a charm. Thanks for sharing this!

 

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Posted 22 July 2015 - 22:47

Terrific idea.


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Posted 22 July 2015 - 23:51

Ha! Thanks for the tip!

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Posted 23 July 2015 - 01:39

Just one blunt needle and international converter and you have a poor's man Visconti mosquito filling system.
No inky fingers, no problem emptying ink bottles.
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This is great. Can you tell me where one might get a needle like that?


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Posted 23 July 2015 - 05:06

This is great. Can you tell me where one might get a needle like that?

 

You could try here or here. The first fits a converter as described above. I don't have the second but it looks pretty similar to me.

 

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Posted 23 July 2015 - 05:39

They're neat to have but I never use my mosquito fillers.

#14 rafapa

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Posted 23 July 2015 - 05:42

You could try here or here. The first fits a converter as described above. I don't have the second but it looks pretty similar to me.
 
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i got mines from
http://www.ebay.es/i...=item872103d9c7
Yours are special because they attach to some threads on the syringe.

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Posted 23 July 2015 - 06:36

i got mines from
http://www.ebay.es/i...=item872103d9c7
Yours are special because they attach to some threads on the syringe.

 

Yes, there is an outer flange that screws into the syringe. The inner diameter fits snugly on a Schmidt standard international converter.



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Posted 23 July 2015 - 13:07

Does that work with Lamy converters too?

 

Great idea.








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