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#1 Dave_g

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Posted 26 September 2017 - 20:52

 

HERE is a link to my initial observations from using the new Noodlers Boston Safety Pen with a couple of inks and writing samples.

 

I was able to buy the pen because I attended the New England (Boston) Pen Show.

 

Hope you like it.

 

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Posted 26 September 2017 - 22:06

Cool video! I can't wait to get my hands on one of these. :)



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Posted 26 September 2017 - 22:42

Thanks for the review. I'm tempted to get one.

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Posted 27 September 2017 - 00:55

It looks suspiciously like a Moore Non-Leakable eyedropper filler!  I have a collection of Moores, made in Boston in the early 1900's.  It is interesting that Noodler's has a striking resemblance.  I have three of my Moore pens pictured below.

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#5 Waski_the_Squirrel

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Posted 27 September 2017 - 03:35

I think Mr. Tardif was attempting to emulate the Moore pens with some improvements in the mechanism. It was a long video and I'll admit my attention was in and out.


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Posted 27 September 2017 - 11:11

Moore made safety pens but the ebonite interior rods tend to break and be brittle and you can damage the nib when capping. Noodler's has made an ebonite safety pen with a metal rod and a safety feature for the capping so as not to damage the nib. It won't leak with the nib extended, but with the nib closed you should always open it pointing up or it will leak. Being a pen favoured by artists he made some nice inks to go with the pen (not for normal fountain pen use)....which may or may not be released and the pen will be released....at some point. But it will cost $55. It has a small steel nib.

 

Now.....it took Nathan 2 hours and 20 minutes to let everyone know this info. I do love Noodler's and I do enjoy his rambling from time to time, but boy oh boy did he lose the run of himself on this one! He could have said it all in about five minutes!



#7 linearM

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Posted 27 September 2017 - 13:26

I doubt Noodler's nibs will be better than the Moore nibs, one reason I started collecting them.  In the later versions of the Non Leakable there was provision to prevent a cap being put on with an extended nib.  I imagine the Noodler's will have a better solution than the Moore's cork.  Being someone who loves to draw I may just have to get one of Noodler's Boston safey's.



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Posted 27 September 2017 - 14:11

I've never heard of a safety pen. I want one just for the novelty. Maybe it'll even become my EDC. The regular noodlers dry out so quickly.

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Posted 28 September 2017 - 23:06

I do hope some pen retailers pick upon this pen. I'd love to get hold of a couple, as well as some of the ink, although it sounds as if one can use india ink in these.



#10 KellyMcJ

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Posted 02 November 2017 - 14:29

Does anyone know if these are going to be widely available? I can't find any place to buy them. I really want one!



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Posted 02 November 2017 - 21:27

Does anyone know if these are going to be widely available? I can't find any place to buy them. I really want one!

 

Goulet Pens did a live Instagram video yesterday, and answered the question re availability by saying these pens are not in mass production yet. So you may have somewhat longer to wait!



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Posted 02 November 2017 - 22:37

 
Goulet Pens did a live Instagram video yesterday, and answered the question re availability by saying these pens are not in mass production yet. So you may have somewhat longer to wait!


That's OK I don't need to spend any more money right now. But some day!

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Posted 03 November 2017 - 00:57

I was at the Commonwealth Show and didn't realize the the safety pens were even for sale there.  I did ask Nathan how much they would be when they go into production (he was apparently having some issues trying to get all the mechanism be made out of ebonite, I think he said).

Did you get the pen with the special inks just for it?  I looked at those (some of the colors were quite nice) but decided to hold off.  I did get a bottle of Brexit from the people from the UK who were kitty corner to the Noodler's table.

Of course, there's a part of me who wishes he'd come out with more colors of the ebonite Konrads....

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#14 calvin_0

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Posted 06 November 2017 - 06:19

I was at the Commonwealth Show and didn't realize the the safety pens were even for sale there.  I did ask Nathan how much they would be when they go into production (he was apparently having some issues trying to get all the mechanism be made out of ebonite, I think he said).

Did you get the pen with the special inks just for it?  I looked at those (some of the colors were quite nice) but decided to hold off.  I did get a bottle of Brexit from the people from the UK who were kitty corner to the Noodler's table.

Of course, there's a part of me who wishes he'd come out with more colors of the ebonite Konrads....

Ruth Morrisson aka inkstainedruth

 

well this is just the 1st edition... i'm sure more design would show up later.... and i'm hoping for a demostrator version even though that is most likely not going to happen...



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Posted 09 November 2017 - 14:58

 

and i'm hoping for a demostrator version even though that is most likely not going to happen...


Why didn't I think of that? That would be awesome! I just hope it doesn't yellow like the other 3 noodlers clear that I have.

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Posted 10 November 2017 - 00:21

 
Why didn't I think of that? That would be awesome! I just hope it doesn't yellow like the other 3 noodlers clear that I have.

 

Not sure you can get a demonstrator that's ebonite....  My impression from what Nathan said is that he wants any part of the pen (with, I guess, the exception of the nib, or course) in contact with the ink to be ebonite.

Although I *suppose* you could possibly design a safety pen in some sort of clear plastic....  Me, I'll wait for the ebonite.  Ebonite just has such a nice warmth to it in your hand.  

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#17 wallylynn

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Posted 10 November 2017 - 18:58

I do want an ebonite pen... But with so many mechanical going-ons, I also really want to see all the parts doing their thing.

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Posted 10 November 2017 - 19:34

Any one have any indication when this pen will see general release?



#19 Uncial

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Posted 10 November 2017 - 23:28

Any one have any indication when this pen will see general release?


I thought it was due very soon, but haven't seen anything about them since.

#20 calvin_0

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Posted 11 November 2017 - 07:23

I do want an ebonite pen... But with so many mechanical going-ons, I also really want to see all the parts doing their thing.

 

finally, someone who understand XD








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