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Rapidograph Pen + Esterbrook Or ~Pelikan Nib

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Posted 02 February 2019 - 05:12

I had a couple of old Rapidograph pens laying around and started playing with various nibs. Thinking German pen why not try a German nib I test fit some Pelikan 200 nib units--- they matched the threads and screwed in fine but were too long.  The nib extended out too far for the pen cap to thread on. I tried both 200 and non-M&K 120 nib units and both threaded in fine.  I did find an inner white plastic cover inside the pen cap but even with this removed the Pelikan nibs were just a little too long. (I reset the nibs and feed as far back as I could.)


Then I remembered reading something about using Esterbrook nibs in a Rapidograph pen and victory!  Recent discussion on FPN mentioned using Osmiroid nibs in Esterbrook pens so that looks like a fruitful idea to try in the Rapidograph pen too. The hybrid is a nice quality piston filler about the size of a MB146 and Rapidographs can usually be found very inexpensively. 


I would like to fit a pelikan nib though and would appreciate any ideas to do so.


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