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That's $76 dollars for some of you :)

 

I'm looking at adding to my FP collection, and I just like piston fillers. I'm not particularly interested in converter cartridges at the moment though. If anyone has any recommendations, I would be grateful. I'll want them all of course, but it will be a gradual process!

 

I currently have a Pelikan M200 and a TWSBI Vac700 (not a piston filler I know).

 

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TWSBI Eco or Diamond 580.

 

 

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Reform 1745 - makes the TWSBI's price to performance look like a joke - it is seriously a tough little pen that never fails to deliver the right amount of ink to paper.

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Reform 1745 - makes the TWSBI's price to performance look like a joke - it is seriously a tough little pen that never fails to deliver the right amount of ink to paper.

 

This makes me happy to read. Having just ordered three of them from isellpens. :S I'm hoping the Herbin 1670 ink doesn't really gum up the works.

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I suspect they can cope with that. Wonderful pens for the pittance you'll pay for a NOS model: I was just coming in this thread to suggest them to the OP...

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This makes me happy to read. Having just ordered three of them from isellpens. :S I'm hoping the Herbin 1670 ink doesn't really gum up the works.

 

You have a couple of great little pens. I like the 1745 a lot. Sooner or later, you are going to own a TWSBI, so why not get one now ? Using a plastic toothpick, apply a small amount of TWSBI lube to the inside of the 1745 barrel, from the nib end. Get ready for smooth operation.

 

Other pistons are low-priced from Serwex (India). In the 1950's and 1960's, there were common, unbranded piston "fullers" from Germany. These were everyday "school" pens. Keep eyes open.

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Thanks all for the suggestions :) I'm very tempted by the Eco, but hadn't heard of the Reform. I may have to get both!

 

The pen show sounds like fun, but we're about 5.5 days overdue on a little addition to the family, so won't be travelling any time soon!

 

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Thanks all for the suggestions :) I'm very tempted by the Eco, but hadn't heard of the Reform. I may have to get both!

 

The pen show sounds like fun, but we're about 5.5 days overdue on a little addition to the family, so won't be travelling any time soon!

 

Evy

 

Wishing you all the best. :)

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Many other Indian pens like Wality, Oliver, Click. Check out Fountainpenrevolution (no affiliation) or Asapens (ditto).

FPR has a number of piston fillers under their own name, from the Dilli to the Jaipur. Then, if you want a slightly bigger pen, there's the Noodler's Ahab...

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FYI, the Reform 1745 is what was called a "slimline pen."

A bit larger in diameter than a standard wooden pencil.

I like it, but some people do not like the small diameter.

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A very nice member here on FPN sold me a couple of Reforms - they look like an old Pelikan and like mentioned earlier - they are a slim pen. I have a large hand and prefer big pens but can write a few pages with this pen with no ill effects. Cleaning is a breeze - even when my gf let hers dry up completely. I would buy a dozen of these before I ever pick up another TWSBI.

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FYI, the Reform 1745 is what was called a "slimline pen."

A bit larger in diameter than a standard wooden pencil.

I like it, but some people do not like the small diameter.

Yeah, I do like them slightly wider. But it seems good value for money all the same---might be a good light one to carry round sometimes.

 

Tempted by the Ahab! I have a friend who is willing to let me try one out. I'll see how that goes first.

 

 

Wishing you all the best. :)

 

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Many other Indian pens like Wality, Oliver, Click. Check out Fountainpenrevolution (no affiliation) or Asapens (ditto).

FPR has a number of piston fillers under their own name, from the Dilli to the Jaipur. Then, if you want a slightly bigger pen, there's the Noodler's Ahab...

 

Just had a look at ASA pens. I hadn't thought of eyedroppers much but now I'm interested! So many pens and so little time/moolah :puddle: !

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I would buy a dozen of these before I ever pick up another TWSBI.

 

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You might keep an eye out for a Pelikan 120. They show up from time to time in your price range. I believe they were made from the 50's to at least the 70's. I bought one of the later Merz and Krell pens for $40. It is a very nice little pen.

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