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Recently I received a Bayard Souverain cartridge fountain pen, made in France probably in the 1970s. It has a nice 18-carat nib with a good amount of flex. I wanted to get it back in service. After exhausting my supply of various makes of cartridges an internet search and French pen blogs indicated pens made by Bayard, Unic and Stylomine use a ‘BUS 5’ cartridge (BUS = Bayard, Unic, Stylomine). The BUS 5 is no longer manufactured. Fortunately my local pen store (Bromfield Pen Shop) came up with a solution. After a number of tries the answer is to use S. T. Dupont propriety ink cartri
Hello to all on the FPN, I've been collecting fountain pens for some time but got into it more so since retiring recently. I have often visited the FPN to read the interesting posts when I see one close to my own interests. I have mostly collected Parker and Sheaffer FPs but recently started to buy a few Pilot pens. I probably spend way too much so I've decided to limit the number I buy and restrict myself to some more obscure pens. Besides I have most of the Parker and Sheaffer pens I want for now and most Pilots I want are far too expensive to justify but I keep looking just in case. I r
INTRODUCTION Last weekend I was searching for a Lamy Pico to gift it.While I was waiting the seller searching a box to prepare my present, my eyes fell over the tray where stay other Lamy pens.Among these pens one of them catch my attention: a slim pen, dark and rough, with a little red dot in the cap. Typical 80's age like design, similar to CP1 model, but more prestige. Was the first time that I seen this pen, I'm a lover of Lamy pens so I know almost all models produced but this one was unknown. It wasn't cheap, but I wanted it! So, now, this pen is mine. At home I done a research and now I