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Don't know if anyone else has posted this...........

I've seen a few posts on the VAC50 inkwell availability, for those who are interested, I just noticed that TWSBI has them back in stock as well as Amazon.

 

If this is old news, please disregard.

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TWSBI inkwells are also sold on Gouletpens.com, where I usually buy my fountain pens and ink samples from. But what is so special about TWSBI inkwells? and will it fit with any TWSBI pens? I have a TWSBI Vac 700R

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TWSBI inkwells are also sold on Gouletpens.com, where I usually buy my fountain pens and ink samples from. But what is so special about TWSBI inkwells? and will it fit with any TWSBI pens? I have a TWSBI Vac 700R

There are two types of inkwell. The type 50 works well with the pens like a TWSBI Classic, the TWSBI Mini, and the TWSBI 580. It has a double cap. Open one way and you have a standard inkwell with a nice well for drawing ink even when the bottle is almost empty. Open another way and you have a mechanism for filling the pen without the need to clean the nib. Your Vac 700 would have to work with the standard opening. It will not fill from the TWSBI opening.

 

But, the type 20 inkwell is designed for the Vac 700. Open one way and it's a tall, narrow bottle of ink that will fill any pen. Opened another way, you can actually screw your Vac 700 into the inkwell, turn the assembly upside down, and get a full fill in one stroke and with minimal mess.

 

I will caution you that I haven't purchased a TWSBI in a few years and there has been some redesign of pens and inkwells. I'm not sure how compatibility is affected, but I know the basic operation I just explained is still the same.

 

But you may want to watch a YouTube video to picture what I am describing.

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The cap setup on the Vac20 inkwell also can be used on the vac50 inkwell. The vac20 ink well is plastic and the vac50 is a nicer glass ink well.

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