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I just bought a Faber-Castell Loom and inside was a full cartridge and an empty cartridge.

The empty cartridge doesn't have a closed bottom. Whats the purpose of that empty cartridge? Is it to just prevent the full cartridge from slipping down? Or is the empty cartridge suppose to have a closed bottom and I just got a defective one?

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I don't know for certain, but I'd think the empty cart. was in there to demonstrate to you that two small carts. can fit into the pen in this fashion (one plugged in, and one stored 'upside down' in the back) while only in fact supplying one ink cartridge with the pen.

 

But as I said, this might just as well not be correct.

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The empty cartridge is to fill the void at the back of the pen. Some pen brands use them instead of putting a full cartridge in the back.

 

You need a schmidt K5 convertor if you feel inclined to use one.

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The empty cartridge is to fill the void at the back of the pen. Some pen brands use them instead of putting a full cartridge in the back.

 

You need a schmidt K5 convertor if you feel inclined to use one.

Wow! I can understand why they would charge for a converter (make more money on a not so expensive pen :wacko: -imho) but to only include one cartridge - with a $35.00 pen????

 

There is a point beyond cheapness that I really do NOT understand. What would the extra cartridge cost, seriously, 10 cents??? :glare: :glare: :glare:

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Wow! I can understand why they would charge for a converter (make more money on a not so expensive pen :wacko: -imho) but to only include one cartridge - with a $35.00 pen????

 

There is a point beyond cheapness that I really do NOT understand. What would the extra cartridge cost, seriously, 10 cents??? :glare: :glare: :glare:

Usually it is not a cost issue but rather space. They use a shorter cartridge so that the full one does not get pierced during storage and transit but it does take up space to keep the full one from moving.

 

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Maybe they got a great deal on a lot of partially-assembled cartridges somewhere.

On the plus side, if you have room inside the barrel, you can cement a short piece of sac to the open-ended cartridge to make a nifty bulb-fill converter.

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Thanks for the info. Would have been nice though if the empty cartridge could have been used. At the end of the day it's not that big of a deal since I will use a converter in the pen anyways. I didn't get a converter from massdrop, because massdrop was charging too much for the converter. I got a great price on the pen though. I have to say the Nib is amongst my favorite of all the pens I have.

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Usually it is not a cost issue but rather space. They use a shorter cartridge so that the full one does not get pierced during storage and transit but it does take up space to keep the full one from moving.

That makes sense jar.

 

AND I still think they are being VERY cheap on a pen at that price point. Also, why not charge $5.00 more and include a converter - and make an additional $4.00??

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Maybe they got a great deal on a lot of partially-assembled cartridges somewhere.

On the plus side, if you have room inside the barrel, you can cement a short piece of sac to the open-ended cartridge to make a nifty bulb-fill converter.

ron

Now here is someone who thinks creatively. Definitely an out-of-the-sac perspective!

Thanks for the idea. I wonder if it might work?

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That makes sense jar.

 

AND I still think they are being VERY cheap on a pen at that price point. Also, why not charge $5.00 more and include a converter - and make an additional $4.00??

You'll have to ask them but I imagine that it's because the vast majority of their customers don't want to mess with bottled ink.

 

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Now here is someone who thinks creatively. Definitely an out-of-the-sac perspective!

Thanks for the idea. I wonder if it might work?

 

It's not my idea. Someone suggested cutting the end off a cartridge to make a squeeze converter here years ago. As far as I know, there were reports that it worked fine--not as well as an aerometric filler with a breather tube, where you can squeeze the bulb repeatedly until it fills up, but well enough to fill most of the cartridge body.

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