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When The Ink Level Is Too Low To Fill A 149


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#21 txomsy

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Posted 23 June 2019 - 10:54

I concur with the second bottle suggestion.

 

Do not want to "waste" the last drops of ink? Easy, pour them on the new bottle.



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Posted 25 June 2019 - 21:33

My solution to the problem in the title is, firstly, that I have another pen and, secondly, dregs go into the Random Mix Bottle.

 

I'm with Zaddick and torstar. :)

 

The Random Mix Bottle.... I'm not that brave of a soul....  i assume BSB isn't eligible in this wheel of fortune?


Edited by torstar, 25 June 2019 - 21:45.


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Posted 25 June 2019 - 21:59

My solution to the problem in the title is, firstly, that I have another pen and, secondly, dregs go into the Random Mix Bottle.

 

I'm with Zaddick and torstar. :)

 

+1

 

Most open nib pens would leave some ink in the bottle, naturally bigger #9 nibs (such as MB149) would leave more ink behind. I use hooded nibs (second pen) such as P 51 or 21 to suck in but the last few drops


Edited by jslallar, 26 June 2019 - 19:40.

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#24 praxim

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Posted 25 June 2019 - 22:13

 

The Random Mix Bottle.... I'm not that brave of a soul....  i assume BSB isn't eligible in this wheel of fortune?

 

I use only water-washable dye-based inks from major manufacturers, having researched those characteristics. This has not proved limiting to my range of colours or ink characteristics, other than water-fastness, glitter, or the ability to dissolve spare bones.  :)


Edited by praxim, 25 June 2019 - 22:13.

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#25 torstar

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Posted 26 June 2019 - 19:08

 

I use only water-washable dye-based inks from major manufacturers, having researched those characteristics. This has not proved limiting to my range of colours or ink characteristics, other than water-fastness, glitter, or the ability to dissolve spare bones.  :)

 

i used to order samples from a company well repped on here, then filled the small plastics bottles with "whatever" and have no clue what is in a few of them.  I could mix them and see what happens, probably going to never be used any other way.



#26 Gilberto Castaneda

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Posted 28 June 2019 - 09:35

You have a 149 and are too cheap to buy a bottle of ink to fill it?

 

(something isn't adding up here....)    :lticaptd:

 

 

:lticaptd:  :thumbup:

 

Although I don't have the pleasure of knowing Barry Gabay personally, he is a recognized expert and collector.

By no means cheap. His note is very clear: ..."in an antiques shop in a city far from home..." . You might know the itch to use a newly aquired pen and shortage of resources to get ink during travels.

I would recommend you to search his articles and you'll appreciate his advise. 

 

Cheers Barry, another nice package of knowledge from you!


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Posted 28 June 2019 - 11:34

Hey friends!! Been a while :)

Thought to chime in.. when a bottle of ink gets too low to properly fill a 149, I dedicate the ink to 146 size nibs then 1906 size nibs.

After that, I throw the rest of the ink in a mix bottle of choice- youll be surprised how many wonderful new ink colors Ive discovered on the melanges produced.






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