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  1. RudraDev

    Most Durable Bottles

    Hi, I'll be going to college in a few weeks and I want to keep using my fountain pens; but I don't want to bring the easy to break fragile glass bottles that most inks come in into the chaos of college life. Is there a more durable way to store my ink?
  2. I'm looking to buy a bunch of empty 50ml(ish) ink bottles(or inkwells, but they get expensive) that have a system like the Levenger ones, in which you turn the bottle upside down and it fills a little inner cup (top well?) into which you can then dip the nib for a nice smooth fill -- thus also preventing having to tip the bottle, reach into the nether regions, etc., when the ink gets below a certain level (and there's usually a LOT of ink left at that level.) Can't find 'em anywhere except at an OUTRAGEOUS cost (such as the TWSBI bottles Goulet sells for $25 a pop.) There are individual used bottles like the Sheaffer ones which show up on ebay, but come one, this shouldn't have to be a lifelong project. (And I know about the R&K inserts, but they only fit their bottles.) Surely SOMEbody makes new, non-propriety ones at a decent price, they don't have to be desktop showpieces, just plain glass bottles. I'd be good for at least 30 of them myself, and would gladly start a Massdrop, which would likely inspire a manufacturer's cooperation. Any information would be gratefully appreciated. I also need a decent 100ml bottle, because I've two 50ml bottles of Waterman on the way which I'll be mixing into Blinder Blurple, so any ideas for that would also be, etc. It doesn't have to have the insert. Thanks!
  3. I haven't gotten huge into inks yet, mostly playing around with Goulet samples. Currently, I have a nearly full bottle of Noodler's, but I can imagine that bottle being a pain to use once it gets low. I've been playing around with the idea of adding an empty bottle to my next order. There are a couple that are just gorgeous and seem like they would be much more practical when low. That said I have a small income and even smaller apartment (one of the big reasons I got into fountain pens was to reduce my carbon footprint and clutter of having half-empty pens everywhere). Is this a good functional investment? For those of you who have done this is it worth the time and effort of decanting the ink into the new bottle or is it one of those things where you could take it or leave it? I realize it's a low cost item, it's more being in a place of reducing my consumption in general.
  4. Pendarion

    Vintage Ink Bottles?

    Hope this is the right place to ask. I'm curious. Anyone else collect or have a few, older ink bottles? I have some - only a couple - and they're not madly interesting and just ones I picked up years ago in various junk shops - probably dump finds. They're from around or just after 1900 so not so 'old' really. But I'm always looking longingly on eBay at old 19thC ink bottles - especially the fancy ones like cottages and circus tent-shaped. And I love old blue glass, in particular, as well as green. Is there any reason why I couldn't decant some of my ink into one? (Assuming I'd have to make a cork stopper?) And anyone else collect them?
  5. ralphawilson

    Collecting Cool Old Ink Bottles

    I found this nice old bottle of Parker Quink in my favorite San Francisco thrift store ("Scrap"). I believe it is a design that was used in the 1940s. There is still ink in the bottle, though it no longer looks black exactly. This is part of a tiny collection of old bottles I've started. I like the old typography and the more flamboyant bottle designs. Does anyone else collect such things?
  6. Purely THEORETICAL, but here are the rules: 1. Limited to 10 bottles MAX. 2. Can be any combination of ink and bottles as long as it pertains to rule #1. 3. DO NOT PANIC... this is not real. If you had to take or save only 10 bottles of ink, what would they be? These are the inks that you absolutely cannot live without and need to be pried from your cold, inky fingers. You can choose to take 10 bottles of the same ink or you can have 2 bottles of one ink and 3 bottles of another so long as the final result adds up to 10 bottles total. You may also opt to take one bottle of several different inks. Whatever the choice, let us know.
  7. Hi I'm looking for calligraphy pens with nib sizes from 0.7mm to 2.5mm. I'm looking for branded pens, not on the luxury side of course, but for regular script writing. Any ideas where and what to look for?
  8. I use a lot of MB Royal and Midnight blues, I can get through a bottle of each in about 6 months, I can get through a bottle of Sailor Jentle Blue quite quickly, MB Jonathan Swift too... these inks seem to have their place in my array of uses. Other colours I have more of a problem with; It might be a colour that I like bit I just can't quite find a use for. Diamine Oxblood, Monaco Red, Herbin 1670 Rouge Hematite. I like these reds, but I just don't use very much red. When I mark up I tend to use greens because I sometimes write with them and always have one to hand, or a particularly zingy blue. Pelikan Edelstein Saphire, Herbin Belu Neut and Eclat de Saphir, Pelikan Royal Blue and blue-black. I just have a lot of similar colours, I like all of the above but struggle to find a place for them amongst my regular blues. I'm sure there are many more, but Herbin 1670 Rouge Hematite would have to be my favourite ink which sees almost no time in a pen. What do you have, and like, but struggle to use? What is the one ink in your collection that you would not want to loose, but only very rarely gets used?
  9. I've started consolidating my ink bottles and now have a few empties that I'm wondering what to do with. What do you do with empty ink bottles (is there anything besides recycling them)?
  10. Chuasam

    Pretty Bottles...woooooo

    Fess up! I know we all do it. How many of us choose a particular ink because the bottle was really really really pretty. What was the last bottle of ink you got because you thought that the bottle looked gorgeous. Mine was this bottle...it sits on my desk so pretty

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