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Mont Blanc 149 Feeders

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#1 roberthansjorg

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Posted 15 August 2018 - 11:39

Hi,

 

I take it "Alimentador" just means ink feeder in the world of

Mont Blanc 149 fountain pens?

 

I've noticed that 149's can come with a variety of  feeders

and I'm wondering what that's all about.

 

Do some deliver ink to the tip better than others?

 

Another thing is the ebonite feeder as opposed to the plastic feeder.

 

What's the difference if any?

 

thanks,

Robert

 



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Posted 15 August 2018 - 13:18

Hi,

 

I take it "Alimentador" just means ink feeder in the world of

Mont Blanc 149 fountain pens?  Yes it just means feed.

 

I've noticed that 149's can come with a variety of  feeders

and I'm wondering what that's all about.  They have had differently designed feeds over the many years they have been produced.

 

Do some deliver ink to the tip better than others? No I don't think they do. Some think they do.

 

Another thing is the ebonite feeder as opposed to the plastic feeder.

 

What's the difference if any? One is an older version made from ebonite and one is a newer version made from plastic.

 

thanks,

Robert

 

 

Answered within your post.  :)



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Posted 15 August 2018 - 17:28

Can't speak of the ebonite feeds, but the modern plastic one on my o3b 149 works like a charm, and if it does with a nib that wide they're probably good all around.

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Posted 15 August 2018 - 18:20

Different feeds represent different eras of production. Ebonite phased out in the early 1990s.

To me the biggest advantage of ebonite is the ability to heat set it to a feed for better flow. There may be aesthetic preferences for one over theother, but any should preform well.

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Posted 16 August 2018 - 01:35

I have one of the last of the ebonite feeds they made, and I love it. Ebonite will always be non-negotiable to me as the best feed material. it just FEELS better in the hand and I prefer the designs they require.

 

If you send in a 149 for restoration, it will return with a plastic feed if the ebonite one is damaged. I personally wish modern ones came with an ebonite feed. I know it's more expensive, but MB's profit margin per pen is ludicrous, the $150 in gold spent on that nib and another $20 in materials for the rest of the pen is definitely not going to change the margins on the $1000 pen by returning to a feed that costs a buck more.


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