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Which Pen Do You Wish Came In Demonstrator?


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Which pens do you wish came in demonstrator versions, but don't already? Personally, I'd love to see a demonstrator Jinhao X450 or a demonstrator Vanishing Point.

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A VP would be a really cool demonstrator. Along that same line a lamy dialogue 3 would be pretty cool as well.

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By demonstrator do you mean 'clear pen'?

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Ditto on the VP. I'd jump all over a 149 if it came in a Demo. Even an LD3 would be cool.

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By demonstrator do you mean 'clear pen'?

 

Demonstrator pens are clear barreled pens that "demonstrate" the mechanics inside, so yes!

 

I'd love a Visconti Homo Sapiens with a true demonstrator (they tend to add a lot of design to their demonstrators).

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Demonstrator pens are clear barreled pens that "demonstrate" the mechanics inside, so yes!

 

I'd love a Visconti Homo Sapiens with a true demonstrator (they tend to add a lot of design to their demonstrators).

 

+1 for Visconti Homosapiens.

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Actually there are some demonstrator pens, such as the Pilot Custom Heritage 92, which I would like to see in opaque versions, with perhaps just an ink window near the nib. :)

 

But to answer your actual question, I would like to see a lever filler or other sac filler in a transparent version with a transparent sac. There was a prototype demonstrator Esterbrook J, and the sac could be replaced with a translucent one if I found one, but the plastic of the barrel and cap would probably have not survived very well all these years. Among modern pens, there was a transparent version of the reproduction Conklin Crescent which I considered briefly, but I decided that I didn't really want it at the price.

 

Mind you, if someone actually did come out with a modern demonstrator lever filler, it got good reviews, and didn't cost too much, I might still not buy it. And if I did, the novelty of seeing exactly how the ink goes into the sac would soon wear off. But it still would be interesting to see.

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I'm pretty sure Delta has made Demonstrator with clear sac for Lever and Button filler Dolce Vitas.

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One of the problems with a clear lever filler is the sac itself.

David Nishimura did a write up on sacs, and silicone sacs seems to be the one that will not stain as bad as PVC which does stain, badly. But the pressure-bar or J-bar will have to be smooth, so as not to tear the silicone sac.

http://www.vintagepens.com/FAQrepair/pen_sacs.shtml

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