Consult the Doctor Episode 11

With today:

00:35 What’s the purpose of the metal coil in some converters?
05:08 Special care and maintenance for permanent inks?
10:42 Do you dip the whole section or just the converter into the ink?
16:50 How do you clean and maintain ebonite? Should you wax it?

 

Wuben E61 Gecko Ballpoint with Lights Review

This pen was kindly sent to me by Wuben – thank you!

Measurements
Length (uncapped): mm/”
Diameter (section): 12.5 – 13.9 mm/.49 – .55”
Diameter (barrel): 11.1 – 14.1 mm/.44 – .55”
Weight (all): 51.5 g

Gioia Partenope Fountain Pen Review

The pen was kindly sent to me by Gioia – thank you!

Measurements
Length (capped): 140.3 mm/5.52”
Length (uncapped): 131.6 mm/5.18”
Length (posted): 144.7/5.70”
Diameter (section): 10.9 – 12.3 mm/0.43” – 0.48”
Diameter (barrel): 11.9 – 14.3 mm/0.47” – 0.56”
Weight (all): 46.5 g
Weight (cap): 25.5 g
Weight (body): 21.0 g

 

Sailor 1911 Compass Fountain Pen Review

This pen was kindly sent to me by Tom of Goldspot Pens – thank you!

Measurements
Length (capped): 134.1 mm/5.28”
Length (uncapped): 115.0 mm/4.53”
Length (posted): 144.9/5.71”
Diameter (section): 9.4 – 10.5 mm/0.37” – 0.41”
Diameter (barrel): 6.8 – 12.3 mm/0.27” – 0.48”
Weight (all): 12.0 g
Weight (cap): 6.5 g
Weight (body): 5.5 g

 

Consult the Doctor Episode 9

00:40 What gives optimal line variation: flex or stubs?
04:31 How do you remove a nib and feed from an OMAS 360 Magnum
08:22 What to do about a loose section?
10:41 Conway Stewart Winston vs. Conway Stewart Churchill

Gioia Alleria Fountain Pen Review

The pen was kindly sent to me by Gioia Pens – thank you!

Measurements
Length (capped): 145.0 mm/5.71”
Length (uncapped): 135.2 mm/5.32”
Length (posted): 182.7/7.19”
Diameter (section): 11.9 – 13.3 mm/0.47” – 0.52”
Diameter (barrel): 13.0 – 15.6 mm/0.51” – 0.61”
Weight (all): 36.5 g
Weight (cap): 23.0 g
Weight (body): 13.5 g

 

Consult the Doctor Episode 8

Let’s answer some questions, with today: Greek roots, priming cartridge-converter pens, wet pen brands, and why psychologists like fountain pens.