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Posted 20 June 2020 - 09:44
Posted 20 June 2020 - 14:11
I also had some Skrip brown from the 90s that had turned green. It did not have a bad smell or visible sediment, but I discarded it anyway, to be safe.
My guess is that you could disinfect and reuse the bottle, but let us hear what others say.
Posted 20 June 2020 - 15:32
I used to freak out over things like this. Color can break down over time, which does not necessarily mean the ink is contaminated. I have an old bottle of Noodler's Army Green (before the reformulation and the re-reformulation) and it's now closer to a yellow than a green. Otherwise, it's fine - and I have to say, it's a more pleasing color than it was originally in my opinion. I've not had any problems with it - it seems stable and none of my pens have grown whiskers.
If the smell is OK, if there is no discernable mold, I would absolutely try using it in a cheap pen, just in case something is off.
First, I'd shake the heck out of it to see if the sediments dissolve, let it sit a day or two, reinspect and then I'd try it in a pen.
Others will warn against this I'm sure. It really depends on your comfort level.
Posted 24 June 2020 - 18:12
I concur with the "use a cheap pen" idea!
Throw it in a twsbi Eco, that way you can totally see what's going on inside the pen, AND use the ink!
(this brown is on my TO BUY list! )
Posted 28 June 2020 - 07:30
Possibly the dyes changed a bit, but that is not the same as fungus or mold. I say give it a good shake
and use it.
FYI a green dye is a component of the color brown. Possibly another component faded more.
Also tagged with one or more of these keywords: sheaffer, skrip, vintage ink, ink
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