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#1 Ron Z

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Posted 15 June 2016 - 20:27

Fountain Pen Magic is a site worth reading if you are interested in repairing fountain pens.  I have said for a long time, that when you go to repair a pen, its a good idea to try to understand why a pen was made the way it was before you go tinkering with it.  Even today, there's a lot of science and engineering built into a pens design.

 

Amadeus Wolfgang has created a website that will keep the repair geek entertained for hours.  Detailed information on each facet of pen design.  I don't know how I missed it, but miss it I have.  No more!  Follow the link above and enjoy!


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Posted 15 June 2016 - 21:29

Looks very interesting, thank you for the heads up.

#3 pajaro

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Posted 15 June 2016 - 22:08

Thanks for that link. It really wasn't more fun ruining all those pens finding out how they work. The heart-stopping moments when an Esterbrook Transitional starts smoking or when a feed breaks, and on. Had enough of that old sinking feeling.

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Posted 16 June 2016 - 01:51

Thanks!

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Posted 05 September 2016 - 20:02

Thanks Ron. Just sampled a bit of it-wow!

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Posted 15 November 2016 - 00:10

His papers on how nibs work speaks to most of the questions repeatedly asked about nib behavior. Sometimes it's like taking a drink from a fire hydrant, but you will come away smarter.

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For love of it. And yet not waste time either.

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Posted 21 September 2017 - 19:39

The nib and ink sections were interesting, and make it plain the pen manufacturer's inks will work better in their pens, and their pens work better with their own inks.  Interesting that they optimize on blue ink. 


"Don't hurry, don't worry. It's better to be late at the Golden Gate than to arrive in Hell on time."
--Sign in a bar and grill, Ormond Beach, Florida, 1960.

 

They took the blue from the skies and the pretty girls' eyes and a touch of Old Glory too . . .


#8 tamiya

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Posted 22 September 2017 - 17:50

Konigsblau is a staple in German schools :)

#9 Pen_Ingeneer

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Posted 23 September 2017 - 07:48

The nib and ink sections were interesting, and make it plain the pen manufacturer's inks will work better in their pens, and their pens work better with their own inks.  Interesting that they optimize on blue ink. 

Ahm... it's blue because that's was sold most :D ... 80%, 15% black and the rest all the others.  I found red the nastiest  :sick:


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#10 Pen_Ingeneer

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Posted 23 September 2017 - 07:50

Konigsblau is a staple in German schools :)

still?  I was when I went to school... won't tell you how long ago!   :unsure:


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#11 Pen_Ingeneer

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Posted 23 September 2017 - 07:51

Fountain Pen Magic is a site worth reading if you are interested in repairing fountain pens.  I have said for a long time, that when you go to repair a pen, its a good idea to try to understand why a pen was made the way it was before you go tinkering with it.  Even today, there's a lot of science and engineering built into a pens design.

 

Amadeus Wolfgang has created a website that will keep the repair geek entertained for hours.  Detailed information on each facet of pen design.  I don't know how I missed it, but miss it I have.  No more!  Follow the link above and enjoy!

OOOHH! thanks, blush!  :blush:  Nice to hear.

 

Any questions, let me know.  B)  Writing on a chapter on flex nibs...   :rolleyes:


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#12 mresimulator

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Posted 11 November 2017 - 09:00

Nice work PenIngeneer! 



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Posted 12 November 2017 - 08:30

Nice work PenIngeneer! 

Thanks.  :rolleyes:


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Posted 09 February 2018 - 15:07

Thank You Mr. Pen_Ingeneer!! For your simple yet concise explanations of fountain pen design aspects.

As they say, true master is one who can explain complex things in a simple way.

Out of curiosity if I may ask, which pen company did you work for?

 
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Posted 11 February 2018 - 09:09

 

Thank You Mr. Pen_Ingeneer!! For your simple yet concise explanations of fountain pen design aspects.

As they say, true master is one who can explain complex things in a simple way.

 

Out of curiosity if I may ask, which pen company did you work for?

 
 

 

Thank you very much for your kind words.  Ha ha ha... no, I don't want to tell you, however, there are hints, which the fountain pen enthusiasts can see.  :rolleyes:

 

By the way, the paper on flex nibs is finished.  The main reason for writing it was my search for a standard classification and test method for flex nibs.  It turned out to be much more.  B)  It's on my website.


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