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  1. I somehow got the way in which nib compatibility works. I have a different question, however, and hopefully someone can provide a reply. Do you know whether the caps from these models are interchangeable ? Any advice would be extremely, extremely helpful ...
  2. Hi, I have a 149 barrel which I believe is from the 70/80's and I want a matching bare cap. I think I may have found one which has the threaded post on the end to take a screw on snow flake top which I happen to have. The present owner of the cap says it's from a Diplomat 149 Meisterstuck. I wouldn't know if my barrel would be designated a Diplomat barrel so what are the chances my barrel and this mans cap would match? Only way to find out is to try it I know. Trouble is it's a long way just for this "fitting". I looked up the Mont Blanc website and there does not appear to be any reference to "Diplomat" there. Is this label just for the American market and not used in the UK? I've included a photo of the s/f top I've got which would screw down onto the threaded post on the cap and hold the clip in place as well.
  3. Over the years I've noticed that snap on, magnetic seal and push on caps seem to have an inherent problem which is sometimes (possibly mostly) not really concerning but occasionally bothersome. I wanted to know what the experience of others was. Of the push on caps that had an issue that wasn't worrisome I would include the Lamy 2000, Safari and AlStar models, some magnetic seal pens (such as the Netunno) and maybe a few more I can't think of right now. I would say they have a failing, but not a serious one, in that the ink tends to dry out slightly in the nib and feed so that when you start writing again after leaving the pen for a day and uncapping, the ink flows perfectly fine but for a few sentences writes in a darker and more concentrated shade. It doesn't really bother me, but it's a little irritating when some snap/push/magnetic caps seem to allow the nib to dry out significantly thus producing hard starts and drying up on the nib and feed. Two culprits I know of are the old model MB 144/5's and the Pilot Prera. Anyone else noticed that this style cap has it's issues?
  4. The most basic, and probably most asked introductory question you all get is, "What is involved with making your own barrels and caps." I know there are a myriad topics that are included like material desired, time needed, cost, machining and tools, technical ability, etc. The reason I'm asking is because I've recently become the recipient of four vintage (1970's) New Old Stock Cross Townsend Nibs. I can't buy the barrels and caps and don't really want to sell the nibs, but they are otherwise useless. A Moderator suggested I take a look at this forum and I had no idea folks created their own stuff. So, I'm intrigued. Where does one find the necessary dimensions, etc. to attempt such an endeavor? OPKS
  5. sidthecat

    Where Are All The Caps?

    I've collected a few pre-1900s long eyedropper pens: Model 22s, that sort of thing. And they're capless. Is there some collector in an island fortress somewhere who has all the caps? Maybe this cap-Blofeld can come to the LA Pen Show.
  6. I have some pens without caps. I wasn't hungry it was how they came in the grab bag. But now I'm left with what looks like a decent red transitional Estie and black J Estie without caps. I've looked on EBay but I don't want to buy a whole pen just for the cap; I'd just repair the pen WHICH STILL LEAVES ME IN NEED OF A CAP! (and sounding like a pirate) ARGH!
  7. Hey guys! I'm not sure whether anyone has ever brought this topic up before (if so, I'm sorry). I ordered J. Herbin inks in two batches, both from different retailers, and my local retailer sent me bottles with plastic caps on them whereas the one in the Netherlands sent ones with metal caps (and they had stickers on the back with serial numbers, the ones from my local retailer didn't). So I was wondering whether J. Herbin made this change (a few years back maybe? because I suspect the ones I got locally are old stock). Thank you in advance
  8. rustynib

    100, 100N Caps

    Hi, Can anybody give some information about who can make replicas of the 100, 100N pens caps ? Thanks, rustynib
  9. Hi, I need a green marble Swan Eternal 4 clip and cap top and another green marble Swan Eternal 4 cap. Can You help me ? Thanks, Rusty

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