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Ink For 447?

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#1 JessLJessup


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Posted 22 February 2018 - 14:06

What is a suitable ink for a dipless base like the above?


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Posted 22 February 2018 - 23:56

I have just begun with dip pens and discovered that Pelikan 4001 ink worse well with them, so I would expect it to work nicely with your 447 dip-less pen.

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Posted 26 February 2018 - 17:19

If you can find vintage inks (Parker, Sheaffer, Waterman in particular) they work superbly in the dipless ink wells. Because the ink never sits inside a pen and because the Esterbrook renew points are hardy, new inks (including some of the potent chemical mix versions) do not damage things. A search on this forum will turn up quite a few threads on the dipless sets, including pictures showing the disassembly of the ink well for thorough cleaning. One warning about soaking, if the lid has a decal and it sits in water for any amount of time--you'll lose it (don't think anyone needs to guess too hard how I know that :(


The 444 units have a glass base that I think is tougher than the 447 (which is plastic). That might make some difference in how they resist a potent ink.

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