Jump to content

The Fountain Pen Network uses (functional) cookies. Read the FPN Privacy Policy for more info.  To remove this message, please click here to accept the use of cookies


Registration on the Fountain Pen Network

Dearest Visitor of the little Fountain Pen Nut house on the digital prairie,

Due to the enormous influx of spammers, it is no longer possible to handle valditions in the traditional way. For registrations we therefore kindly and respectfully request you to send an email with your request to our especially created email address. This email address is register at fountainpennetwork dot com. Please include your desired user name, and after validation we will send you a return email containing the validation key, normally wiithin a week.

Thank you very much in advance!
The FPN Admin Team






Photo

Rapidograph Pen + Esterbrook Or ~Pelikan Nib

rapidograph esterbrook nib pelikan nib rapidograph pen.

  • Please log in to reply
No replies to this topic

#1 OCArt

OCArt

    OBB

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,630 posts
  • Location:San Diego
  • Flag:

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.


----------------

"Pens a'plenty in 2020" Chuck Montano from The Nib Section podcast


Sponsored Content





Also tagged with one or more of these keywords: rapidograph, esterbrook nib, pelikan nib rapidograph pen.



Sponsored Content




|