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Esterbrook 447 Dipless - What Am I Missing?

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Posted 13 April 2017 - 04:17

I purchased a 447 dip-less pen+inkwell and washed both pen and inwell quite thoroughly. From what I could tell, all the parts were there. So I poured some purple Iroshizuku ink into the inkwell, installed the cover, and "dipped" the pen. The writing turned out faint black, clearly from the old (black) ink that probably still resides inside the dipping receptacle/rods. But after half-hour, still no sign of the new ink on the pen/feed. Does the pen need to sit for hours or overnight? The nib is a 9461 if that makes a difference. Am I missing a step - for e.g., do I need to dip the pen directly into the ink to prime the feed?



Apologies, please delete the thread.

Immediately after I posted this, I was informed that the pen has started to write in purple. So I guess, it takes an hour for the ink to make it. :-)

Edited by penbrute, 13 April 2017 - 04:28.

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Posted 13 April 2017 - 21:46

You probably forgot to clean the rods.

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