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Platignum Converter - A Question


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Hi everyone

 

I posted about my broken No. 5 Studio about a month ago, the end (nipple) had broken off the feed while I was cleaning it. I bought a NOS pen from ebay just for the nib section, so it's now back in full working condition (it's a damned fine inexpensive pen, by the way). Having given it a bit more thought, I realised that I probably damaged the nipple when I tried to make it take a long international cartridge - others on FPN have apparently made that work but I wasn't so lucky. Because of that, I'm now stuck again with Platignum-only cartridges (they do black and they do blue - it makes Parker's cartridge selection look extensive :rolleyes:), as I'm now very wary of anything else - I don't want to have to keep buying new pens just for the section, after all! After that long-winded preamble, I will finally ask the question I started this thread for:

 

Does anyone know if the old Platignum converters from their calligraphy sets (from before it went bust and then was resurrected) work in the new fountain pens?

You see, I found this http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0083TZIAW/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A3TTQ7ZHX1X92Y which includes a Platignum converter but, as I say, it appears to be from before the company went into receivership then was bought up by Snopake and relaunched (I think - the set has the old logo, anyway, so I'm assuming so). My alternative is an ink syringe and a washed out cartridge, but I'd rather have a proper converter if one is available - you can easily pay £5 for a decent converter so I don't mind buying the calligraphy set just for the converter (though if the nibs are semi-decent, I'd probably use the set as well, occasionally) but I'd, obviously, prefer to know that the converter will work before I buy it.

 

I know it's an obscure question, but if anyone knows, it will be someone on FPN!

 

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I ruined a faber castel converter shuving it in my no4, only works in my no4 now. The new Platignums seem to be standard international (evidance being my studio) but older the no... series seem to be slightly bigger than standard international. What I would do if I liked the pen enough is to buy a Faber Castell or any other standard international converter and use it and accept that will only work in it or other Platignums know.

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I ruined a faber castel converter shuving it in my no4, only works in my no4 now. The new Platignums seem to be standard international (evidance being my studio) but older the no... series seem to be slightly bigger than standard international. What I would do if I liked the pen enough is to buy a Faber Castell or any other standard international converter and use it and accept that will only work in it or other Platignums know.

Mine's was labelled both No.5 and Studio on the packaging, but either way I'm not risking it. I'm prepared to try something that's actually made by Platignum (going slowly and gently), but short of that, I'll stick to the cartridges (with or without a syringe). By the way, I've found several posts on FPN that say that the Monteverde Mini is the best fit for Platignums (I think that this is without having to ruin the converter), when it comes to int. std. converters, but, having just got a new section, I just don't feel like taking even that much of a chance, right now.

 

Thank you for the recommendation, though. As it happens I have a Faber Castell converter (strangely enough it's in my Faber Castell ;)) but like I say, even though I may come round to the idea of a non-Platignum converter in the long-run, for now I've just bought a whole new pen because I tried an unorthodox solution, so I'll either (carefully) try an old Platignum converter or get an ink syringe (I just hope that a syringe isn't a great way for me to get ink all over my floors :yikes:).

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