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Ink Bottles With Reservoirs

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#41 inkstainedruth

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Posted 03 June 2020 - 19:46

I feel your pain, Pen90mAddict.  I'd panic if any of my Skrip Peacock got contaminated with something in it.  I found a 3/4 full pint bottle of the stuff at an antiques mall in NW PA a few years ago, and decanted it into some amber glass Boston rounds I'd bought with eyedropper caps, and did the same with a full 8 oz bottle of vintage Quink Permanent Violet  that had the original cotton wick in the bottle but not the nozzle for the rubber stopper.  So at least it hopefully wouldn't ALL get contaminated....

And when I first bought that bottle of Peacock, I then understood why people on here waxed nostalgic about it almost as much as they did for PPS....  

Of course it also took two days to wash it off my hands....  :o  (And yes, even with InkNix....)

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#42 Runnin_Ute

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Posted 04 June 2020 - 01:56

My Pelikan 4001 bottle has "slanted" flat sides.  A half-full bottle can be tilted to rest on its side, at 
approximately 45º.  I have the old Parker bottle, and several Script bottles.  I look forward to opening my Levenger bottle to see if it has a reservoir.  


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Posted 04 June 2020 - 07:20

Thanks for the head's up on the sticking Ackerman bottle cap.  I just put some silicone on the top of the glass threads.

 

Not only Akkerman bottle caps stick. My Pilot Iroshizuko bottles, and others, tend to stick as well. Sometimes so much it requires considerable effort to remove the cap.

 

A good clean-up and (very) little silicone grease makes all the difference.



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Posted 04 June 2020 - 09:47

All ink bottles get ink on my hands, in spite of my best efforts.

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Posted 23 June 2020 - 15:42

I feel your pain, Pen90mAddict.  I'd panic if any of my Skrip Peacock got contaminated with something in it.  I found a 3/4 full pint bottle of the stuff at an antiques mall in NW PA a few years ago, and decanted it into some amber glass Boston rounds I'd bought with eyedropper caps, and did the same with a full 8 oz bottle of vintage Quink Permanent Violet  that had the original cotton wick in the bottle but not the nozzle for the rubber stopper.  So at least it hopefully wouldn't ALL get contaminated....

And when I first bought that bottle of Peacock, I then understood why people on here waxed nostalgic about it almost as much as they did for PPS....  

Of course it also took two days to wash it off my hands....  :o  (And yes, even with InkNix....)

Ruth Morrisson aka inkstainedruth

Hi Ruth, Thanks for understanding that :yikes: The original Peacock Blue is a beauty. The bladder in my Sheaffer snorkle is still writing with a navy blue. :unsure: I learned that I don't really understand how to get them completely cleaned between ink changes. My hope is that the Waterman Tender Purple ink that was in the bladder will not mix badly in the reservoir. Waterman and Skrip are both advertised as washable in some reports, so hopefully it will just be a successful ink mixing experiment.



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Posted 23 June 2020 - 21:15

not exactly a reservoir but the Visconti bottle is designed so that the larger part of the ink stays on top and you can dip the pen in the bottle very deep, only the last drops are difficult to get.

The bottle is a bit awkward though and you must use the transparent cap as a stand to avoid tipping it over as you fill...

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Posted 23 June 2020 - 22:53

Hi Ruth, Thanks for understanding that :yikes: The original Peacock Blue is a beauty. The bladder in my Sheaffer snorkle is still writing with a navy blue. :unsure: I learned that I don't really understand how to get them completely cleaned between ink changes. My hope is that the Waterman Tender Purple ink that was in the bladder will not mix badly in the reservoir. Waterman and Skrip are both advertised as washable in some reports, so hopefully it will just be a successful ink mixing experiment.

This is funny just last night i filled a snorkel with tender purple!

Snorkels with a triumph nib can be a pain in the butt to clean. Ive found that you need to flush and fill until it runs clean. THEN soak the nib a bit in water, and wrap it in paper towel. Repeat ad nauseum
Until it stops bleeding colour into the paper towel. Then its finally mostly clean! :/

Sorry to read about your misfortune. Glad the skripwell saved most of the bottle!

Now i want to try mixing tender purple with the new turquoise which i have a bottle of...

Edited by IThinkIHaveAProblem, 23 June 2020 - 22:57.

Just give me the Parker 51s and nobody needs to get hurt.





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