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OK, so when I hear about an inventor churning something out of his home workshop, I have to buy one; I'm a sucker for it. My latest toy is the Ackerman Pump Pen, a pen that purports to take regular dip pens and India ink. The reason fountain pens cannot take India ink is because there are breather passages that allow air to enter the pen as ink exits. This prevents a vacuum from forming, and keeps everything flowing. But these passages are tiny; they clog easily and are very sensitive to ink viscosity. Ackerman took a novel approach to this problem; he eliminated the breather system and inste
I wanted to be able to practise Copperplate without having a bottle of ink and dip pen out, mostly due to having young children who are fascinated by the ink and pen, and always manage to find them if they're not locked away! *The ink and pens, not the children! I decided to try out a couple of Ackerman pump pens, and compare them to the Desiderata Daedalus. My aim is to have an easier, less risky way of practising. Apologies again for the photos quality, handwriting, and verbosity in this review. Ackerman Junior Hunt 101 & Gillot 303 AU$17.29 each Postage AU$2.67 each 3 we
After lurking around these parts, I finally took the inky plunge bought a flex pen, an Ackermann Pump pen with a Gillot 303 nib because it was pretty cheap for the amount of flex it seemed to offer, and I can always bum a few nibs off my school if need be. After a literal month of anticipation, it finally arrived and this was the result: This seems to be my natural hand if I write slowly, I quite like the rhythm it gets going once you start writing it Bad attempt at copying out some script from the internet Some rambling bs, was just looking for some excuse to write So what do you (