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A varied assortment for a quiet moment…

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  1. I have done this with a Preppy, and I am also using a “made for the purpose” already converted one that came with a bottle of Noodler’s Nikita Red. I’ve been very pleased with this type of pen conversion.

    I use the red ink filled eyedropper conversion at the office. I tend to keep it in my portfolio case and the pen travels around with me to different client sites. I don’t have to worry about checking to see if the pen is filled for months. Since the actual pen is only a four or five bucks, were it to go missing somewhere in my local travels, it can be replaced at little cost.

    I use both an o-ring gasket and the silicone grease, and I’ve not had any real trouble with leakage.


  2. In addition to the earlier post about an eyedropper pen, I also wanted to post something about inkwells.

    I have both antique and modern inkwells. I love my fountain pens, but I still employ an inkwell on my desk at home. Using an inkwell and a dip pen lets me “customize” my writing, and I have ended up with my own variety of black ink used just with my dip pens.


    • Thank you for the additional information. Don’t get me started on inkwells. Fancying another beautiful collectible I do not need. One does have limits…of sorts…


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