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Re: [Rollei] Re: still OT: My New Fountain Pen

At 04:15 PM 5/22/2003 -0400, you wrote:
> >> When the pen clogged and needed repair, I sent it to F.P.H.  They said
> >> the problem was I hadn't used Montblanc ink, which contains special
> >> cleansers, kind of like automotive gasoline.  Sheesh!
> >>
> >> BTW, I think Pelikan pens also require special ink.
> From my experience, neither one of them do. Just use fresh ink from one of
>the majors, don't let the ink sit in the pen for weeks at a time (in other
>words, use the pen!) and you should be fine...
>Eric Goldstein

My MountBlanc has been sitting around for 5-6 years, from the time when I 
had to make a good impression on clients (Now I work in a home 
office).  All this posting caused me to take it out, disassemble it, wash 
it, and it cleaned up just fine.  Just as a matter of course I used their 
ink, both in a bottle and in those little cartridges you can plug in in 
place of the plunger-filler assembly.

The only problem is that the nib was never very smooth, and that's not good 
for a $300 item.  Just too lazy at the time to take it in.  At the time I 
bought it the company would refurbish the pen for nothing, but those days 
are over.  The local dealers won't send them in any more.

Maybe it will smooth out if I use it more.

Don Williams
La Jolla, CA