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SamChevre

I'm fairly new to fountain pens: this is my first pen with a clear sac.

 

I have a black M2; I replaced the old, cracked sac that it had when I bought it with a clear PVC sac.  When I squeeze the filler bar the first time, it bubbles.  The second and third times, it does not--it appears to be pushing ink in and out, rather than air out and ink in.  I can see the ink in the sac if I take then pen out of the ink and turn it upside down for a few minutes, but not otherwise.

 

Is this normal?  Or should the sac be visibly full of ink after 3 squeeze and release cycles?

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corgicoupe

Sounds like it might be filling with the first squeeze? But surely by the third.

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SamChevre
1 minute ago, corgicoupe said:

Sounds like it might be filling with the first squeeze? But surely by the third.

What's confusing me is that there is no visible ink at all unless I turn the pen upside down, and let it run down to the top of the sac.

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corgicoupe

Strange. Perhaps you should try allowing more time for the sac to fill.

Baptiste knew how to make a short job long

For love of it. And yet not waste time either.

Robert Frost

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Yeah, give it about 10 seconds.  I have used silicone sacs on the M2, and you should be seeing more ink when you fill it.

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