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Modifying Airmail 69t and 71JT with a new plastic feed


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I have been wondering whether Airmail 69t and 71 jt can be fitted with a plastic feed that comes with Kanwrite desire, Jinhao X750/x450 or Pierre Cardin President. I was thinking this because Sheaffer's NN feeds are unavailable and the plastic feed of the above mentioned pens have good number fins to prevent burping of 69t or 71jt . If this modification is successful then NN's feed unavailability problem would be easily solved. 

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16 minutes ago, Avishek said:

I have been wondering whether Airmail 69t and 71 jt can be fitted with a plastic feed that comes with Kanwrite desire, Jinhao X750/x450 or Pierre Cardin President. I was thinking this because Sheaffer's NN feeds are unavailable and the plastic feed of the above mentioned pens have good number fins to prevent burping of 69t or 71jt . If this modification is successful then NN's feed unavailability problem would be easily solved. 

I'm sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but those feeds are meant to be used in nib units rather than actually friction fit into the section... Therefore they're thinner than the Sheaffer feeds or the ebonite feeds, it'll just slip into the barrel.

 

I'd suggest using kanwrite ebonite feeds for no.35 nibs(similar to what they have on the kanwrite heritage), as they have a bit more fins and when heat set, can prevent burping to a certain extent, not entirely eliminating burps, but an improvement over the stock airmail feed

 

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That's indeed sad , click orion comes with a nib unit , I don't understand why Indian manufactures reluctant towards making their products better or innovating. Airmail easily could incorporate a nib unit and make 69t and 71jt a world class pen. Camlin was very innovative before it was acquired by Kokuyo. Camlin should come back into the game again! 

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1 hour ago, Avishek said:

That's indeed sad , click orion comes with a nib unit , I don't understand why Indian manufactures reluctant towards making their products better or innovating. Airmail easily could incorporate a nib unit and make 69t and 71jt a world class pen. Camlin was very innovative before it was acquired by Kokuyo. Camlin should come back into the game again! 

Airmail does have a pen that takes a nib unit... It's called the 71 duos... There is an entire thread on This pen called "airmail 71jbrcc" by Hari sir in the India and subcontinent section... That uses a kanwrite nib unit same as the desire. They also have a cartridge model called the 58c cartridge...

 

Regarding lack of innovation, I beg to differ to your opinion, companies like kanwrite and click are very much innovative in this space, and companies like ranga, ASA and guider do offer pens that take the so called 3 in 1 filling with a screw in nib unit... So innovation isn't lacking at all IMO, the thing is, most of these 3 in 1 pens from these brands, are above the 1000 rupee mark, which makes it inaccessible to many, especially in a market like India where majority of the people can't justify spending more than ₹20 on a pen(atleast that's the mindset I've seen). Sure there are more inexpensive options, the pens from V'sign, Camlin, Submarine and the like, but India atleast in the grand scheme of things is still universally known and loved for their handcrafted ebonite and acrylic eyedroppers...

 

If you wish to contact me you can via

Mail: aravindap@protonmail.com

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I got two Shaeffer feeds to use in Wality pens.

I have five Wality pens. Four are 69's. Two are stock. The other two have been messed with to fit medium nibs: One by kanwrite (stock Feed). The other is a Shaeffer feed/Jinhao nib combo.

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