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    Default Sheaffer scrip v-black

    So I just got this at an antique store. It was sill full and stored in its box. I put it in a cheapie amazon pen that was gifted to me and the ink seems to wright well. Does anyone have any experience with old inks like this or thoughts about putting it in a good pen.

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    Default Re: Sheaffer scrip v-black

    I often write with vintage ink in good pens. I check for sediment or floaters and if those are absent, I use the ink. I check "permanent" inks with a dip pen. I dip the pen and let the ink dry on it. If the ink won't rinse away completely with distilled water, I discard it.
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    I use a lot of vintage Sheaffer, Parker Quink and Waterman inks. I have not had any problems with them. (V-Mail was a WWII thing for those who don't know.)
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    V-Mail ink was used to send letters to WW11 servicemen because it copied better and they copied the letters onto rolls before sending them. It was meant to be a very black ink but the swab looks like a fairly normal black.
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    Default Re: Sheaffer scrip v-black

    Iíve been using vintage Sheaffer Skrip ink before it was vintage 😂, and some thatís older than I am that Iíve gotten from EBay. Very old bottles and cartridges tend to have some water evaporation loss, so I add a bit of distilled water.
    Itís famously safe and well-behaved ink, and assuming you donít have contamination or separation (neither of which I have ever seen) therefore should be fine in any pen. Sheaffer used to advertise that it was good in all pens ó it never had problems such as the notorious Parker 51 ink or Superchrome, for example. It was sold when now-vintage pens were new and meant for them.

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    That sure brings back memories! I was post-V-Mail, but in the '50's when I started using fountain pens, the Skrip bottles and boxes still looked the same except for the V-Mail notation.

    A very practical bottle with the built in inkwell.
    Last edited by oldCop; February 26th, 2020 at 04:52 PM.

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    Default Re: Sheaffer scrip v-black

    Quote Originally Posted by oldCop View Post
    That sure brings back memories! I was post-V-Mail, but in the '50's when I started using fountain pens, the Skrip bottles and boxes still looked the same except for the V-Mail notation.

    A very practical bottle with the built in inkwell.
    I just moments ago re-filled one of my pens from one of those Sheaffer ink bottles.
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    I think I need to find a bottle of that in Blue/Black for my desk! Second childhood!😊

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