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Offline katherine

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Apparently Sheaffer pens can take international cartridges!
« on: November 22, 2015, 01:30:06 PM »
This isn't really a question... But I just really wanted to share and my boyfriend thinks this whole fountain pen thing is crazy...

Anyway, my mom gave me her green Sheaffer Modern Crest a few months ago, which she never really took care of. I bought Sheaffer cartridges and a converter, it neither fit, and eventually showed it to Brian Anderson, from Anderson pens who diagnosed it as a shrunken barrel. I guess due to improper storage (high humidity) in the Philippines, the barrel shrank, causing Sheaffer converters and cartridges to no longer fit.

This morning I was attempting to cut a Sheaffer cartridge short then seal the end... and after getting ink everywhere, I was looking at other cartridges and noticed that international cartridges are about the same dimension. In went the Kaweco cartridge and it fits! After probably 10 years, the pen writes again!

It's a beautiful pen and a much wetter feed than the Kaweco. (So the same ink looks much, much darker)

Just wanted to share. I'm very excited.  ;D

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Re: Apparently Sheaffer pens can take international cartridges!
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2015, 06:32:56 PM »
Congrats!  Hey, whatever works!
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Re: Apparently Sheaffer pens can take international cartridges!
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2015, 08:19:06 PM »
Thats great!  So much more variety in the international cartridges.

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Re: Apparently Sheaffer pens can take international cartridges!
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2015, 11:41:29 PM »
Yep! I'm excited to try out all sorts of ink with it. It writes so smoothly!


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Re: Apparently Sheaffer pens can take international cartridges!
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2015, 02:04:55 AM »
I use my fountain (and parallel) pens like dipping pens, I never use the cartridges, only the bottles of fountain pen ink. They suck up quite a bit of ink, so you don't need to load the pen as often as a dipping pen.

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Re: Apparently Sheaffer pens can take international cartridges!
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2015, 01:53:50 PM »
Oh interesting -- you just dip the nib part? Don't you end up with the first couple letters/strokes being super super wet?