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My mom is 82, and I'm documenting her stories -- 200 pages and counting! She talked about using Scripto in high school, and I'd love to include an image of the style, but I can't find anything online, whether pen or a similar ink bottle. Maybe Scripto just made the ink, and not the slurpee pen. Does anyone have clarification and/or an image I could look at? This stuff is fascinating, and y'all have a marvelous forum here! Here's what she said, recently, about high school, circa 1954. We used to carry ink. They didn't have ballpoint pens, or maybe they did. We used to have to carry around a little bottle of ink – Scripto ink. You had a pen where you suck up the ink into it, and you had a little lever and it would suck in the ink. The bottle had a little glass pocket up at the top and you’d tilt the bottle so the ink would go into that little pocket and you open it up and you go slurp and then you close it up and you have ink in your ink pen, so we had to carry ink around.
Howdy Fellow Penners, it's me, the Leverist. (AKA Busy New Guy) I am in the throes of restoration right now, fixing a box of third-tier beauties, and was given yet another old clunker today. You can't beat free, but you can't always fix it either. It's a Scripto lever filler, hooded nib and steel cap, with a black barrel. The J bar is nice, the sac is due for replacement, and the end of the barrel is crushed. I don't have the pieces, they're long gone. It's someone's old junk pen. I was thinking about removing sac and J-bar, then making a new distal end with black epoxy putty and sanding it down smooth to form a tip. It won't be perfect but it will look better than the sad piece of pen carnage it is now. Also--this is cool. There's an imprint on the barrel reading "WHEN EMPTY LIFT LEVER ONCE, POINT DOWN, TO RELEASE INK RESERVE." Was there some sort of hidden reservoir in it? It looks like a plain old lever filler to me, though I haven't gotten the section off yet. Anyhow, see what you think. Sincerely The Leverist.
I recently picked up a vintage Scripto Fountain pen with a hooded nib for less than $2 at a flea market. I brought it home and opened it up. The ink sac is in fairly good shape, holds ink but could be replaced. The nib and feed ( see picture) was very damaged and chipped. Does anyone know where I can find a nib, feed and new sac that will fit this pen? If you need more pics let me know, it will do no good to look on eBay, I don't buy from there. Thanks