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Old 03-12-2017, 08:25 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Hello,

I am starting the kitless adventure and like the idea of using the Schmidt PRS or cartridge rollerball section since they swap out with Jowo nibs.

However, after a lot of searching I have only found one thread recently regarding the system and it was not talking about the functionality of it but what tap to use and where to get it.

I find several posts from 2015 and earlier which makes me think they don't work well or nobody uses them for whatever reason. I don't want something leaking in a pocket or desk.

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Try here:
Schmidt Rolling Writer System - Pen Kits & Parts

I believe https://richardlgreenwald.com still carries them as well but I can't connect to his website at the moment.

Schmidt still shows them in their catalog here: SCHMIDT® Cartridge-Rollerball-System PRS

I didn't use them enough to form any kind of an opinion one way or another, although they're cheap enough to be worth experimenting with. Interchangeability with Jowo doesn't seem right. Are you sure? Schmidt--Yes.

Hope there's something helpful here.

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The rolling writer and the Schmidt #5 nib, feed and housing are an exact match so are interchangeable. When I got mine it was through Indy Pen Dance but since then they have stopped selling. I don't know who sells the fountain pen nibs now. The tap needed is a 6.4 x .5mm.
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Try a site search using the terms roller writer and go back to around 2010-2012 or so and you will find quite a few threads discussing it. This one in particular by Richard Greenwald is pretty interesting and informative:
Schmidt Cartridge Rollerball System

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Try a site search using the terms roller writer and go back to around 2010-2012 or so and you will find quite a few threads discussing it. This one in particular by Richard Greenwald is pretty interesting and informative:
Schmidt Cartridge Rollerball System

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I read through that. I just haven't seen much of anything about it since 2015 or so.

According to Mike Redburns article the Jowo #5 and the Schmidt PRS are interchangeable, though I have no actual experience.
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The rolling writer and the Schmidt #5 nib, feed and housing are an exact match so are interchangeable. When I got mine it was through Indy Pen Dance but since then they have stopped selling. I don't know who sells the fountain pen nibs now. The tap needed is a 6.4 x .5mm.
Curly, Does anyone else sell Schmidt fountain pen nibs besides Schmidt?

Bmachin, Thanks for the link to Schmidt. I see they offer a chrome tipped PRS but I haven't seen one on any sites for sale. Anyone know where to get one?

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The metal tipped PRS or my name for it, Rolling Righter is:https://richardlgreenwald.com/shop/s...erball-system/


and the fountain pen nib units are:https://richardlgreenwald.com/shop/f...arts-stroke-f/


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The metal tipped PRS or my name for it, Rolling Righter is:https://richardlgreenwald.com/shop/s...erball-system/


and the fountain pen nib units are:https://richardlgreenwald.com/shop/f...arts-stroke-f/


I hope this answers your question.
Perfect! I find it hard to navigate Richards site for some reason. I thought I had looked there before but must have missed it.

Have you used the rolling writer and if so, what are your thoughts?

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Glad there is somewhere to get the fountain pen nibs to match the Rolling Righter. The OP mentioned the JoWo was a match too but I thought it had a longer feed housing. Does it interchange with the rolling righter or does it just share the same threads?
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Glad there is somewhere to get the fountain pen nibs to match the Rolling Righter. The OP mentioned the JoWo was a match too but I thought it had a longer feed housing. Does it interchange with the rolling righter or does it just share the same threads?
By interchange I meant the threads are the same. I don't know if they simply swap out.

My thinking was I could make a pen as a rollerball which most people like but if someone wanted that particular pen as a fountain pen I could swap it out. I suppose now that you mention it I might have to make a section at the very least.

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