Fountain Pen Design

Function, Development, Construction and Fabrication

3.3 Ink Bottles

At the moment I have not written much on ink bottles.  Some of them are quite special.  For now, I paste some photographs of those bottles, which asked to be mentioned.

arty ink bottle

Then pen can’t fall over…? Or is it fashionable?





Montblanc ink well

Montblanc ink well – stylish, traditional, costly

Montblanc Liegeflasche side on

Montblanc “Liegeflasche” – laying bottle

Montblanc Liegeflasche

Montblanc “Liegeflasche” laying bottle, an older version


Pelikan inlk bottel.jpg

Pelikan ink bottle – clever idea

waterman bottle on side

Waterman bottle on its side – who came first?








I must admit, three years later, I almost have forgotten about this page.  There are interesting features of these bottles to write about; however, writing about fountain pens has kept me busy.  One day…

Since you have arrived here, allow me to suggest to return to the Home page and choose one of the topics. Surely, you will find something you are interested in finding out more about.

Above all: Enjoy!


Amadeus W.

26 August 2014

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2 thoughts on “3.3 Ink Bottles

  1. At age 76 after 13 years of retirement — I have decided to take up calligraphy to prove both self-discipline and focus with a learned skill.

    Then, I came across your site — and owe you a strong debt of gratitude. I have had some ideas of melding dip pens and fountain pens but could not, until now, find reasonable clear answers to my questions about materials, moulding, nibs and feed fits.

    SO, consider this my affordable note of thanks to you for sharing your knowledge in the spirit of the way the net was originally founded as an open community to spread knowledge to those who may use it for improvement of the world around them.

    A Curmudgeon
    in Tucson, AZ, USA


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