… a collection of stories about my adventures developing a fountain pen in the late seventies
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 pen, both made from a solid piece of painted Perspex and wires. One showed the pen as it would look with the cap on and one without a cap. It took almost three years for the pen-wright to make it right, write!
What is so special about Fountain Pens? As you read along, you will discover, it’s a miracle that they work at all. Building something on such aloof grounds was a big hurdle to jump. Did it work out? Yes, the proof is in the pudding. The pen was released to the market in the early eighties and is still sold in large quantities.
Now, about this site: No stress! You won’t find long tables of test results but information you will find helpful for understanding fountain pens’ function.
Each topic unravels in a similar way. It starts with some general information followed by enough scientific background to explain the technical and quality details including the production of components and finally, rounding it all off, with a bit of discussion.
A good start for a novice would be from this page: Components of a Fountain Pen
Otherwise, go wild and click on any title in the Table of Content ⇒⇒
How does magic enter? I love my work, am passionate about it and I highly care about the user of my product. And for now, it is my wish that you get much pleasure from reading and discovering.
29 July 2014
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