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Ink Capacity Of The Mb Edgar Allan Poe


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Hi,

 

I received my MB Edgar Allan Poe fountain pen from GoPens today. It is one of the most beautiful pens I've ever seen. A BLUE Montblanc! I'm in heaven.

 

When I unscrewed the piston, however, I noticed that it didn't unscrew very far. I've inked the pen and am writing with it quite happily. But, I am wondering about the ink capacity of the pen. It just didn't seem like it sucked up much ink with so few turns of the piston.

 

I've looked on the MB website and Googled, but I can't find the specs for this pen. I am afraid to twist the piston past what seems to be the stopping point, though I discovered that my vintage MBs have a sort of two-step turning process.

 

Any help would be appreciated.

I can't stop buying pens and it scares me.

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Don't know much about Montblanc but most pistons fill to at least more than an Intl cart which hold about .9ml.

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i just filled mine with water and the turning knob traveled approximately 4 complete revolutions (I didn't mark it). The filling doesn't feel any different from filling a MB 146 on which this pen is based. I emptied the pen of water into a vial and measured it with a pipette, revealing that it holds at most 1.1 ml of ink. Like the 149, this is a one stage piston.

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i just filled mine with water and the turning knob traveled approximately 4 complete revolutions (I didn't mark it). The filling doesn't feel any different from filling a MB 146 on which this pen is based. I emptied the pen of water into a vial and measured it with a pipette, revealing that it holds at most 1.1 ml of ink. Like the 149, this is a one stage piston.

 

Thank you. That is helpful. On my next fill, I will do the same thing with water and see if I'm getting a complete fill. I appreciate you performing this test for me!

 

Susan

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I do wish they brought back two step telescoping mb149,

 

maybe in one of the LE very similar to L139

'The Yo-Yo maneuver is very difficult to explain. It was first perfected by the well-known Chinese fighter pilot Yo-Yo Noritake. He also found it difficult to explain, being quite devoid of English.

So we left it at that. He showed us the maneuver after a sort. B*****d stole my kill.'

-Squadron Leader K. G. Holland, RAF. WWII China.

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If you happen to have a 146, you could fill that and the Poe, then empty them both into sample vials and see if there is a difference

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