… a collection of stories about my adventures when developing a fountain pen
It all started 1978 when a fountain pen model arrived at/on 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 to make it wright, right, write!
What is so special about Fountain Pens? 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 magic was a big hurdle to jump. I did jump, and the reward was magical.
And no stress! You won’t find long tables of test results and only some scientific information. The proof is in the pudding. The pen works and is still sold in large quantities.
On this site, each topic starts with general information, followed by the scientific background, then technical and quality details and finally the production of the component.
Here is the Table of Content ⇒⇒
Click on a title to get there.
Your participation helps improve this site and grow. The easiest way is to write to me through my contact page. For sure, my enthusiasm increases proportionally with your level of interest. It is my wish that you get much pleasure from reading and discovering.
Mark Twain said this: “None of us can have as many virtues as the fountain-pen or half its cussedness, but we can try.”
How this site came to exist? Click on How it began. It tells you about where I am coming from and my intentions.