Fountain Pen Design

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Feeds from Plastic

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Hello Fountain Pen Friends

Rubber was one of the first, if not the first plastic materials.  Ever since, the feed of a fountain pen was machined from this hard rubber.  And like often in tradition, things are done the way they always were done, because of that very reason, no questions asked.

Plastics came with the advantage that they can be moulded, a process not only much cheaper than machining but also more precise, thus, delivering more consistent quality of performance.  Even though, feeds were still machined from rubber, supported by the conviction, that they were better.

Better in what?  How was it substantiated?  Click here and have a read.


Enjoy and explore
Amadeus W. Penmacher



Brisbane, 2:30 AM, 28 February 2015




One thought on “Feeds from Plastic

  1. Very informative post. I’ll need to reread it few times before I fully get it 🙂


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