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Old 04-28-2010, 09:18 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Question Parking a Fountain Pen?

In a post in the "Show off your Pens" forum Whaler shared a beautiful Desk Set featuring a rollerball and it's desk stand. ( My Desk Set )


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This has inspired an idea and I would like to substitute a fountain pen but have serious questions. Is it feasible to park a fountain pen with the nib down? Does gravity eventually turn your pen stand into an ink well?
Does anyone have experience or advise they can share? I would certainly appreciate it.
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Old 04-28-2010, 09:24 AM   #2 (permalink)
 
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Sorry to say yes you'll eventully have and ink well, all fountain pens need to be stored nib up because of Newtons law. I'm now working with a member here making a stand for 9 Emperor fountain pens with the nib up.....
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Sorry to say yes you'll eventully have and ink well, all fountain pens need to be stored nib up because of Newtons law. I'm now working with a member here making a stand for 9 Emperor fountain pens with the nib up.....
Thanks Roy. Curses, that's what I thought. Another idea scrapped, back to the drawing board.
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Thanks Roy. Curses, that's what I thought. Another idea scrapped, back to the drawing board.
I dont know that it would be a curse if you were to make it so the bottom was actually an ink well that you would use to prime.
It not a bad idea IMHO..
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I dont know that it would be a curse if you were to make it so the bottom was actually an ink well that you would use to prime.
It not a bad idea IMHO..
Sounds kind of messy. Want to be the test pilot?
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