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Sheaffer's Skrip Chemopure


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#1 jamesem

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Posted 09 January 2006 - 03:58

Hi everyone,

I have a question about a bottle of Sheaffer's Skrip Chemopure ink I bought over the weekend.

I have never heard of this ink nor can I find any information on the internet, or at least the searches I have tried. It is the larger 4oz. bottle and is still full of the blue-black ink in the original box. The box is in good condition except the glue on the seams has come undone so the seams are falling apart. If anything, it is a cool bottle and box, bigger than the normal skrip bottles I see in the antique stores. I already have four of those and use the ink from one of them...smile.

What I want to know is if this ink would be safe to use in my vintage or newer pens. I will try it on my dip pens so in case the ink is bad, I don't mess up my fountain pens. But aside from that, was this ink ever as popular as the regular Skrip ink? Was it a safe ink when it was new?

Thank you and have a great day!

James E. Merrit
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Posted 10 January 2006 - 23:08

Hi James,

Although I have a few of the 2 oz. and very tiny dip pen bottles of Old Skrip, I haven't heard of this particular ink before, so thank you for sharing! That's a great find!

Regarding use of it in a pen: if there is no stuff floating in the ink, blobs or molds or something, it should be safe to use in a pen. I would put a little in a small jar or vial, cover it with some filter paper, and let it stand for a few days, to really make sure it hasn't got anything funny growing in it :D, and next first try it out in a cheaper pen. All of this to be on the cautious side of better safe than sorry :D.
If all of this works out, after having had it in a cheaper pen for a few weeks, without any problems, I would then try it out in another pen, and just use it, provided of course I did like the colour.

HTH, warm regards, Wim

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#3 Roger W.

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Posted 10 January 2006 - 23:29

Wim;

I had answered this on Zoss but, since you are interested as well, I'll answer it here. Chem-o-pure is 1939 scrip. I'm not sure there is any difference in the formulation as scrip never would mold or have sediment - I think it was just salesmanship. Anyway, unless it has an obvious problem, it is scrip, it is as safe now as in 1939. I only use vintage scrip, most of it is over 50 years old.

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Posted 10 January 2006 - 23:58

Thanks, Roger!

I just never could get used to the Zoss format, so I unlisted, a long time ago. So, thank you for making the effort to explain things here, too! It is very much appreciated.

Warm regards, Wim

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