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  1. Bristol24

    Solv-X: Apparently It Works

    So as many of you know, I dabble in restoring pens from the 1930s and 40s. Recently I acquired a few celluloid Wearevers from the 1930s and, one by one, took each apart, right down to the nib before installing new sacs and actually writing with them. I had one pen, however, where I got lazy and decided not to knock out the nib. Instead I cleaned the section and nib in the ultrasonic with some Dawn and ammonia until there was no sign of ink and then flushed it with clear water using a bulb. When I put the pen back together it wrote quite well. Recently I loaded it with some vintage Quink w
  2. Hi Folks, I bought some old Parker Quink Blue-Black with SOLV-X. The bottle has been opened, but doesn't smell bad and the ink doesn't have any odd consistency. There doesn't appear to be any blue to the color, and it is not very saturated at all, in fact looks like a mid-grey. Nice shading, but not dark enough for my EF nibs. Does anyone have any suggestions for darkening the ink? Leave the top off the bottle for a number of weeks? Just live with it? Thanks!
  3. If anyone wants a large bottle of red Super Quink with Solv-X, there's one for sale in The Junk Shop in Greenwich. They also have a half-bottle of (I think) permanent blue-black, and a few large bottles of Swan ink with very little ink in. If it's still there in a week or so I might be compelled to buy it myself Super Quink by Robin Inkysloth, on Flickr
  4. Hello everyone! I posted to the Parker forum about the 10000 Word Pen, but I thought those interested in ink would like my experiements with Parker's Quink. Here's my post on the 10000 word experiment: https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/topic/342182-can-the-10000-word-pen-really-write-that-much-merry-christmas/ I recently bought a bottle that had a lovely crystal inside -- who knows how many decades of undisturbed rest that took to form. I preserved it before diluting some of the ink to use (I only diluted a small portion for use with distilled water - the color looks as true as the
  5. Hello everyone! I have recently fallen in love with the Parker-Eversharp 10,000 Word Pen, which I think is so odd-looking it's beautiful -- it's like the Edsel of pens! At any rate, I wondered if the claim was true, and how to test it. I obtained some original cartridges, and then was so excited at the fact that I could buy some of the original Quink with Solv-X. The chemist in me is still fascinated by what Solv-X could actually be. I have one pen that came to me with cartridge attached and still with fluid, useable ink. It's just incredible to me that a product like ink could last so many
  6. Just got hold of several old bottles of Parker Super Quink Blue ink that came in cheap looking, black plastic bottles that look nothing like Parker Quink ink -or any other ink for that matter! They were manufactured in Parker's plant in Mexico sometime in the 1980's and they differ from their American counterparts in that there's no mention of Solv-X in them -which from what I've read, these inks had- and it only states the ink as permanent. Upon opening the first bottle I found that evaporation took the better half off it and that it has a chemical aroma that is not present on any other i
  7. There's a wide variability in the scans available (ranging from an indigo to a lightly toned blue-black to a bluish grey) so I'm having a hard time matching more accessible inks or making a blend with all the variables involved so I thought I should crowd-source this since I'm sure others have tried, with the end goal of finding an alternative or a series of alternatives much like the Faux Penman Sapphire series. A modern, affordable clone will do or a blend of such inks. From what I have gathered, the following are supposedly close: 50% Quink blue-black, 40% Waterman blue-black, 5% Quink
  8. I just found a rather large cache, about 7 bottles, of Quink with Solv-x in a stationery shop. It's the white packaging. I was in a hurry so could only do a cursory check. There seems to minimum evaporation if any. No sludge, deposits etc. at the bottom. Should I buy the lot? Are the colors better than Quink's current lineup?

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