The Nib Section

78 - Ink-Filling Systems

June 6, 2021

If you’ve ever wanted a comprehensive history of fountain pen filling systems...this is not that. However, Sharyn and Di are joined by Tom May to discuss overall trends in ink-filling systems from the early 20th century to today, the potential for innovation or refinement in those mechanisms going into the future, and what our personal favourites are. 


This episode features Sharyn (@sharynzha), Tom (@harry_longbaugh) and Diana (@thegrynne). 







Episode 55: Care and Maintenance of Your Lamy 2000 



Tom: Sailor Pro-Gear Earth 

Sharyn: Lamy 2000 and Pelikan M200 White Tortoise 

Diana: PenBBS 456 w/ Montblanc Homage to Napoleon I, and Sheaffer Crest w/ Maruzen Athena Sepia 


17:04—Ink-Filling Systems


Regina Martini, Pens and Pencils: A Collector’s Handbook 

Conklin Crescent-Fillers - David Nishimura 

Conklin Mark Twain Crescent Filler - The Gentleman Stationer 

Visconti Millenium Arc Moonlight - The Pen Habit 

Filling Instructions: Lever-Fillers - David Nishimura 

De La Rue Onoto - David Nishimura 

Parker 51 Aerometric - David Nishimura 

Episode 33 - Holiday Gift Guide 2018; Pen Classics NZ 

PenBBS 469 Double-Nibbed Fountain Pen - The Gentleman Stationer 





Matewan (1987) 

Rutherford Falls 


1:35:19—Thanks and Credits 


Producer: Sharyn Zha, Diana Dai. 

Recording and editing: Diana Dai.

Music: Michael Pearce. 

Logo: Will H. Smith. 

Logo artwork: Melissa Graf.

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