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First Year Jotter Mystery

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#1 Mob Mentality

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Posted 16 February 2019 - 23:09

Hello all,

 

I recently got a first year Parker Jotter in grey. I've noticed that this pen seems to only work with Parker branded refills. I have tried other refills such as the Schmidt Easy Flow and it seems when I click the pen it sort of gets stuck in the out position. This doesn't happen at all with Parker branded refills even after clicking the pen 20-30 times in a row. I was wondering if others has experienced this phenomenon. Also I was wondering which refills have worked well in first year jotters besides Parker Branded refills. ThanksFirst%20Year%20Jotter_01_zpsfqsuju9d.jpg


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Posted 17 February 2019 - 07:44

I have never tried a non Parker refill in any of my Parkers so have never come across this. However I do have a Schneider refill in a Schneider pen that I was presented with at Siemens in Germany when we were training our drivers on our new trains. I tried it in my first year Jotter and experienced exactly the same problem that Ralph experienced. On close inspection I notice that the Schneider refill is a fraction longer than the Parker one. I do not have a Schmidt refill to hand but I suspect it may be the same.


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#3 Mob Mentality

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Posted 17 February 2019 - 18:38

Interesting. I just took out my digital caliper and can indeed confirm that Schmidt refill is longer than the parker refill. 20190217_132942_zpsol4qplsc.jpg20190217_132751_zpsmumuptrx.jpg


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Posted 29 March 2019 - 22:43

I have just encountered the same problem that I was having with the first year jotters with later 50s jotter with the ridge ball clip. Just wanted to let everyone know. The same refill works fine in 1960 jotter seems strange. 


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