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    Default Glass Fountain Pen

    Iím looking for a glass fountain pen (basically a glass dip-pen style nib that is built into a fountain pen body so a cartridge or converter can be used for a steady ink supply). Iíve seen reviews of them by Yaching Style in Japan, but I canít find a website or way to order them from here in the US.

    Anyone know of any makers of glass fountain pens who have websites?

    Thanks in advance!

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    Default Re: Glass Fountain Pen

    All the ones I've seen have been vintage. That's not to say they may not be available somewhere.

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    Default Re: Glass Fountain Pen

    Thatís perfect ó thanks! For some reason I canít actually purchase any of these pens, though, just look at them in detail. Will have to try later in a desktop (as opposed to a mobile) browser and see if that makes a difference!

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    Default Re: Glass Fountain Pen

    I'll duplicate here as well, there's also the ultra-cheap moonman version. This link's to ebay uk, but I'm pretty sure it will be the same wherever you are:

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Moonman-M...-/183405103813

    Though I'm not sure whether these actually have a feed on the dip pen bit - though I suspect it could be made to work with a bit of tinkering.
    Last edited by mizgeorge; December 20th, 2020 at 08:36 PM.

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    Default Re: Glass Fountain Pen

    Quote Originally Posted by mizgeorge View Post
    I'll duplicate here as well, there's also the ultra-cheap moonman version. This link's to ebay uk, but I'm pretty sure it will be the same wherever you are:

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Moonman-M...-/183405103813

    Though I'm not sure whether these actually have a feed on the dip pen bit - though I suspect it could be made to work with a bit of tinkering.
    Thanks for that link -- I saw something similar on Etsy as well and enquired of the seller -- the glass nib is dip only, whereas the steel nib attaches to the converter or a cartridge. The bottom of the glass nib is solid, so can't be altered to use as a feed :-(

    (P.S. -- it's a lot less expensive on eBay!!)

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    Default Re: Glass Fountain Pen

    I was looking for something completely different earlier today, and came across this - which might be exactly what you're after:

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-M....c100013.m1986

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    Default Re: Glass Fountain Pen

    Quote Originally Posted by mizgeorge View Post
    I was looking for something completely different earlier today, and came across this - which might be exactly what you're after:

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-M....c100013.m1986
    Thank you! I actually have a Merlin fountain pen, a bit older than this one, so am very familiar with the button filler. I had no idea glass nibs were, or could be, installed on the pens. I notice the seller doesnít ship to the US (where Iím located), but I think I will contact him/her anyway just to get more info on the pen itself.

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    Default Re: Glass Fountain Pen

    Happy to help - it looks a very pretty little pen.

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    Default Re: Glass Fountain Pen

    Not sure if you're still looking, but I spotted this:

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VINTAGE-F...8AAOSwwWZf9u~9

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    Default Re: Glass Fountain Pen

    There are quite a few vintage pens that sported a glass nib. The German brand 'Haro' springs to mind. Most of those I've seen have been from Germany.

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    Default Re: Glass Fountain Pen

    Quote Originally Posted by mizgeorge View Post
    Not sure if you're still looking, but I spotted this:

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VINTAGE-F...8AAOSwwWZf9u~9
    Thanks for that referral! Looks like the nib was added later to the vintage pen. Good price, though!

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