An excellent, handy converter...
, July 17, 2013
An excellent, handy converter that will work in many "cartridge-only" type
fountain pens. It works in early versions of the Kaweco Sport fountain pens and
it's an alternative to the Kaweco aerometric, squeeze converter for these older
pens. Please see my reviews of the Kaweco "squeeze" converter.
Besides using it to fill your pen with bottled ink, this mini-piston converter
can be used to clean and flush many small, cartridge-only, fountain pens. Some
pens may not have enough space in the barrel for this converter, but the
converter will still fit properly on the feed nipple. I have found this
converter to be very useful for flushing the nib and feed of several
"cartridge-only" fountain pens.
Simply fill a glass with tap water, insert the converter into the feed nipple,
as you would an ink cartridge, immerse the nib in the water and pump the piston
several times until the water comes out clear. Shake out excess water from the
nib and feed and let the nib unit dry before inserting a new cartridge.
Cleaning your pen like this will insure that it will continue to work properly.