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Need Some Information About What May Be A Prelude Nib

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#1 Ink Stained Wretch

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Posted 20 February 2016 - 07:07

I bought a broad nib a while back. I was told that it was a nib for a Sheaffer Prelude. My plan had been to put this broad nib on a Sheaffer cartridge pen from long ago, the ones that were still made with the hard rubber feeds. Unfortunately, I could never get this Sheaffer Frankenpen to write. It seemed like the radius of curvature of the nib did not adequately match the diameter of the feed.

 

Can anyone tell me a bit about the Sheaffer Prelude nib? What size is it? Are there any other fountain pens that it is known to be compatible with? I'd like to be able to use what looks like a really nice, broad nib on some fountain pen or another. Thanks for any help on this.


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Posted 20 February 2016 - 21:19

I have a stash of gold plated Prelude nibs that I use in vintage 3rd tier pens.  They're a great replacement because they have tipping material.  The Prelude nib will fit in a No Nonsense pen, and maybe a student pen.  A nice upgrade because those nibs don't have a hard tipping material on them.

 

The feed for the Prelude, No Nonsense, Balance, and Connoisseur are the same diameter.  What is different is the ID of the section.  Pens that have the gold nibs have a smaller ID section because the nib is thinner, which means that a steel or gold plated nib won't fit, and a gold nib will be loose in the sections for a gold plated nib.

 

You can change the radius if you have a nib block.  


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Posted 03 March 2016 - 19:13

I have a stash of gold plated Prelude nibs that I use in vintage 3rd tier pens.  They're a great replacement because they have tipping material.  The Prelude nib will fit in a No Nonsense pen, and maybe a student pen.

 

My plan had been to put one into a Sheaffer cartridge pen from years ago. But the pen just wouldn't write. It looked like the radius of curvature of the nib was greater than that of the feed.

 

I haven't tried it on a No Nonsense pen. Maybe I will now.

 

 

A nice upgrade because those nibs don't have a hard tipping material on them.

The feed for the Prelude, No Nonsense, Balance, and Connoisseur are the same diameter.  What is different is the ID of the section.  Pens that have the gold nibs have a smaller ID section because the nib is thinner, which means that a steel or gold plated nib won't fit, and a gold nib will be loose in the sections for a gold plated nib.


You can change the radius if you have a nib block.

 

Oh, the complications. I don't have a nib block. Any suggestions on how else I might get a nib to fit, especially on a Sheaffer cartridge pen, or school pen, from years ago? What I have is a broad nib and I'd like to get that onto a pen. Thanks for the reply.


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