Filling Your Fountain Pen with Bottled Ink

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Using the Convertor

Your pen will come with a Convertor—a twist action piston that creates a vacuum to suck ink into an ink chamber from an ink bottle. Use any fountain pen ink from a reputable make. It will be in a small bottle.

Filling Your Fountain Pen
To fill your pen refer to Diagram C, above.

· Remove the cap and the top half of the pen’s body. It will normally twist off.
· Twist the top of the convertor to see the movement of the piston. Move the piston to the bottom of the ink chamber.
· Hold the pen so that the pen nib dips into the ink in the ink bottle.
· Hold the middle of the convertor and twist the top the opposite way to suck ink into the ink chamber.
· Repeat a couple of times to fill the ink chamber. It may not fill fully.
· Allow any drips to fall back into the ink bottle.
· Wipe off any surplus ink on a paper towel and clean up the nib.
· Refit the body of the pen.
· Start writing.
This might be seen as teaching many to suck eggs.
In our experience many younger people have never gone through school and college etc having had any experience of ink. They have never got their fingers semi-permanently stained blue or black or their shirts covered in ink from a leaking pen.
They have never been frustrated by a pen not working first time. They've never stuck ink pellets to ceilings, either.
They've never really seen how their handwriting can look when applied in such a beautiful way.
We apologise - these Guides are therefore to help users through the wonderful minefield of using a Fountain Pen.


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