… a collection of stories about my adventures developing a fountain pen around 1980
It was in the middle of the year 1978 when a fountain pen model arrived at my desk. Actually, they were two models of the same, one with and one without a cap, all made from a solid piece of painted Perspex and wires. It took almost three years for the wright to make it right, write!
What is so special about Fountain Pens? You know why they are special. As you read along, you will discover, it’s a miracle that it all works. For an ingeneer (there is a reason behind this spelling) to accept and build on unknown was a big hurdle to leap. I did jump.
And no stress! You won’t find long tables of test results and only scientific information that is essential for understanding. Pick and choose. Did it work? Yes, the proof is in the pudding. The pen was released to market in the early eighties and is still sold in large quantities.
I have structured the topics through starting with general information, providing enough scientific background to support the technical and quality details, leading to the production of the component and finally, rounding it all off with a bit of discussion.
Here is the Table of Content ⇒⇒
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How does magic enter? I love my work, am passionate about it and I highly care about the user of my product.
Mark Twain said this: “None of us can have as many virtues as the fountain-pen or half its cussedness, but we can try.”
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