With pleasure, I have noticed that there are almost as many Australians visiting my website as from the United States. If anyone of you lives in Brisbane, contact me, and we could arrange to meet over a cuppa. That would be bonza, mate!
Till soon, Amadeus W.
As far as I am concerned, another chapter on the Fountain Pen Design site has been completed. The chapter on the cap. You may ask what’s so noteworthy about it? There are some points to consider when designing a fountain pen.
As usual, I have separated the chapter into several pages. The link to the opening page: The Cap – History-Overview
Above all: Enjoy!
04 March 2019
Recently a fountain pen acquaintance sent me an article on fountain pen nib production in the Farber company. It was published in the Scientific American in 1879. I posted it to show how it was done then and also to demonstrate that nothing much has changed. Today, machines are driven by electric motors and workers don’t wear vests and ties to work. And we have OHS procedures. In a way the pictures / engravings also provide an impression about life and fashion.
Here is the link to the article: Nib Manufacture in 1879
Enjoy, and as always feedback is very appreciated.
2:30 AM, 28 February 2015
During my browsing through fountain pen forums I noticed several times the topic about pens being designed for routinely swapping their nibs. I wrote this article to prevent users adhering to such habit; it can render the pen useless, eventually. One reason: nib and feed are tuned. The background details you can find on my website under the heading
As always, enjoy. Amadeus W.
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
Brisbane, 2:30 AM, 28 February 2015