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Which Vintage Pens Have Large Ink Capacities?

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#41 AlohaJim

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Posted 20 July 2019 - 02:33

OP here.

 

I wanted to thank everyone for your tremendous help.

I now have a Parker Vacumatic, a Parker Senior Duofold, a Parker "51", and a Pelikan 400NN. (all with "fine" nibs) all tuned.

They write beautifully and look great, all in mint condition restored.

I got them over a period of time from these outstanding vendors: (also recommended to me from FPN members).

 

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Posted 20 July 2019 - 02:55

awesome!

 

What nib size did you go for on the 400?

 

With my next paycheck I'm going to be on the hunt for an EF one. 


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#43 AlohaJim

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Posted 20 July 2019 - 04:45

awesome!

 

What nib size did you go for on the 400?

 

With my next paycheck I'm going to be on the hunt for an EF one. 

 

Fine. It flows out well. Nowhere near "Fine" in some modern brands. But very nice. The balance and writing experience on the Pelican 400NN is excellent. The one I bought is in mind condition, fully restored, and nib tuned.


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Posted 20 July 2019 - 16:22

Fine. It flows out well. Nowhere near "Fine" in some modern brands. But very nice. The balance and writing experience on the Pelican 400NN is excellent. The one I bought is in mind condition, fully restored, and nib tuned.

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Posted 26 July 2019 - 05:34

I have a number of 20's Sheaffers, Diamond Point, and National pen company flat tops and I don't know the capacity but they use size 22 sacs which hold a ton of ink and when I ink them seem to last forever.

 

Just a thought.

 

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Posted 26 July 2019 - 14:51

I have a number of 20's Sheaffers, Diamond Point, and National pen company flat tops and I don't know the capacity but they use size 22 sacs which hold a ton of ink and when I ink them seem to last forever.

 

Just a thought.

 

dan

 

thanks,

So far I've been having luck with Pelikans, and the Parker "vacumatic" anything.

What are "20's Sheaffers"?

Are these the plunger/vacu fill ebonites?

 

jim


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Posted 27 July 2019 - 01:15

The mention of size 22 sacs implies a lever filler (or crescent/coin slot style). Plunger systems tend not to use sacs (barring the Touchdown filler of ~1949 and later, in which the "plunger" compresses air around the sac to then compress the sac, and at the end of the stroke releases the air, letting the sac expand).



#48 AlohaJim

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Posted 27 July 2019 - 02:22

The mention of size 22 sacs implies a lever filler (or crescent/coin slot style). Plunger systems tend not to use sacs (barring the Touchdown filler of ~1949 and later, in which the "plunger" compresses air around the sac to then compress the sac, and at the end of the stroke releases the air, letting the sac expand).

 

Is a 1942 Sheaffer Lifetime Triumph 1250 "Vac Fil" a plunger system?

 

Or is it more like the Parker Vacumatic and Pelican 400NN?

 

thanks for your help.

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Posted 27 July 2019 - 02:58

Lots of great suggestions here (except the brown paper gag thing).

 

At page 3 I think it is time to graduate to the next level, in no particular order.

Dunn Dreadnaught

Any 8 size Waterman eyedropper or safety pen.

A Parker Giant (Black or Red)


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Posted 27 July 2019 - 03:15

Yes the good Baron is correct. 20's was short for 1920's- and lever fillers.

 

I apologize for any confusion. 

 

dan



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Posted 03 August 2019 - 16:42

My MB with telescopic piston.....if it were not bloody broken...







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