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scraghead

Hi all

 

I was hoping some kind person would be able to tell me the diameter of some of their round ink bottles at the base. I'm after a decorative-ish but functional one to fit in a stand my sister bought me for Christmas which has a circular well 4.5cm in diameter. I'm finding bottle dimensions (as opposed to volumes or opening widths) quite hard to come by!

 

 

 

 

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A Smug Dill
37 minutes ago, scraghead said:

I'm after a decorative-ish but functional one

 

Then chances are the base is not the widest part of the body.

 

Ferris Wheel Press 85ml bottle is shaped like a bauble with a flat base. The base diameter is about 25mm, but the widest part of the bottle is 63mm across.

 

Kobe INK Story 50ml bottles: base ⌀54mm < widest part ⌀66mm

 

Sailor STORiA 30ml bottles: base ⌀48mm < widest part ⌀55mm 

 

Hero 23X 60ml bottles: base ⌀50mm < widest part ⌀58mm

 

Monteverde 90ml bottles: base ⌀58mm < widest part ⌀63mm

 

Lamy T52 50ml bottles: base ⌀64mm < widest part ⌀73mm

 

DeAtramentis 35ml bottles: base ⌀49mm = widest part ⌀49mm

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Bottles that are largely cylindrical in shape:

 

Diamine Shimmertastic 50ml bottles: ⌀41mm

 

KWZ Ink 60ml bottles: ⌀45mm (actually ~44.4mm)

 

Rohrer & Klingner 50ml bottles: ⌀43mm

 

Robert Oster 50ml bottles: ⌀34mm

 

I've rounded the measurements up to the nearest millimetre.

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I measured the actual base diameter of an original Sailor Jentle bottle and it's bigger than 4.5cm. That rules out all of the original squat round Sailor bottles.

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Runnin_Ute

The base of the Levenger (50ml) bottle is approaching 60 mm (~58) but is very attractive. It has a vintage look and feel to it.

Brad

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"None of us can have as many virtues as the fountain-pen, or half its cussedness; but we can try." - Mark Twain

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Is there a decorative bottle that you can buy as a standalone and then fill it with your ink of choice? 

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11 hours ago, scraghead said:

Hi all

 

I was hoping some kind person would be able to tell me the diameter of some of their round ink bottles at the base. I'm after a decorative-ish but functional one to fit in a stand my sister bought me for Christmas which has a circular well 4.5cm in diameter. I'm finding bottle dimensions (as opposed to volumes or opening widths) quite hard to come by!

 

 

 

 

 

Blackbird ink comes in 30ml bottles measuring exactly 44mm in diameter.  LINK: Fountain Pen Ink | UK Pen Blanks

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scraghead
11 hours ago, arcfide said:

Is there a decorative bottle that you can buy as a standalone and then fill it with your ink of choice? 

I was looking but they are often antiques, and I go through ink quite fast anyway so I thought why not get a bottle!

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23 hours ago, scraghead said:

Hi all

 

I was hoping some kind person would be able to tell me the diameter of some of their round ink bottles at the base. I'm after a decorative-ish but functional one to fit in a stand my sister bought me for Christmas which has a circular well 4.5cm in diameter. I'm finding bottle dimensions (as opposed to volumes or opening widths) quite hard to come by!

 

From what you describe the best bottles I have in my inventory would be the 50ml Rohrer & Klingners. At 43mm in diameter, with straight sides, it should be an almost perfect fit (how deep is the well?), and with a relatively modest and traditional-looking label (or no label at all) and silver-colored metal cap, it should coordinate well with many decors. If you want to get fancy, I suppose you could even paint (or galvanize) the cap(s), which would add interest.

 

I am not sure what "decorative-ish" means in the context given, but the bottle is very simple, and it should not call an inordinate amount of attention to itself.

 

23 hours ago, A Smug Dill said:

Rohrer & Klingner 50ml bottles: ⌀43mm

 

This is the value I measure as well.

 

EDIT: also, for reference, a photo of the rough vertical dimensions of the bottle.

 

 

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Also, if a bottle a little shorter is desired, these 30ml bottles from Fritz Schimpf are interestingly also about 43mm in diameter. EDIT: upon carefully measuring, this bottle might be closer to 44mm in diameter, but still definitely under 45mm.

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13 minutes ago, Dione said:

That's exactly the same bottle that Diamine users for it's registrar's ink.

Interesting. I have never seen a bottle of Diamine registrar’s ink, but I have seen a lot of this bottle style, so one might guess it is a fairly standard bottle. 30ml is also close to 1 fluid ounce, which is handy for those of us who sometimes still measure things in thumb-widths and buckets-full.

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To bad this is bigger than the well you have. Not only is it good looking, it is one of the best to get ink out of with its internal well.

Brad

"Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind" - Rudyard Kipling
"None of us can have as many virtues as the fountain-pen, or half its cussedness; but we can try." - Mark Twain

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What would you say is the diameter of the Ferris Wheel Press ink's bottleneck? is it greater than 2.0 cm?

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