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    In a recent eBay purchase I got four pens - one Platinum pocket pens, two look-alikes for it and one Hero something.

    One of the Platinums came with a cart in it, which I washed out and refilled. The two look-alikes did not have carts, so I looked and figured I could try a Parker Cartridge - which did not work - it was a used cartridge, but just did not seem to fit.

    Is there any other cartridge out there which can somehow be convinced to sit and play pretty in a Platinum brand pen? If not, can anyone tell me a good mail order source for these things? Not every place seems to carry them. And then, of course, when I am paying postage I am tempted to, you know, make it really worth while...

    Thanks in advance for any help I get here...

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    Quote Originally Posted by scrivelry View Post
    Is there any other cartridge out there which can somehow be convinced to sit and play pretty in a Platinum brand pen? If not, can anyone tell me a good mail order source for these things? Not every place seems to carry them. And then, of course, when I am paying postage I am tempted to, you know, make it really worth while...

    Thanks in advance for any help I get here...
    I'm pretty certain Amazon is an easy go-to, but there are any number of online retailers. It begs the question, though, on a forum that has an international membership: where are you located? If postage/shipping cost is an issue, it makes no sense for me to recommend a US vendor if you are in Sri Lanka or Peru.
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    Default Re: Carts for Platinums??

    You might also consider Platinum's cartridge adapter, which allows their pens to accept standard international cartridges.


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    I asked the same question after I was given a '70s Platinum pocket pen. I was sent a couple more old cartridges as a result (they have what looks like a ball bearing in the section end), but I continue to refill the original cartridge via a syringe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Szanto View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by scrivelry View Post
    Is there any other cartridge out there which can somehow be convinced to sit and play pretty in a Platinum brand pen? If not, can anyone tell me a good mail order source for these things? Not every place seems to carry them. And then, of course, when I am paying postage I am tempted to, you know, make it really worth while...

    Thanks in advance for any help I get here...
    I'm pretty certain Amazon is an easy go-to, but there are any number of online retailers. It begs the question, though, on a forum that has an international membership: where are you located? If postage/shipping cost is an issue, it makes no sense for me to recommend a US vendor if you are in Sri Lanka or Peru.
    You are correct, and I was just not thinking. I live in that funny shaped state between New Jersey and Connecticut, but not in the big city, which I do not get to visit that often. (So I can't just try to find one, say, on my lunch hour. Which would be cool. But I can't have everything...)

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    This is brilliant. Do you know where I can buy one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FredRydr View Post
    I asked the same question after I was given a '70s Platinum pocket pen. I was sent a couple more old cartridges as a result (they have what looks like a ball bearing in the section end), but I continue to refill the original cartridge via a syringe.
    I have no problem with the idea of re-filling carts, but I would like to have at least one for each pen. I'm looking forward to trying out the look-alikes.

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    Default Re: Carts for Platinums??

    Last edited by junglejim; November 24th, 2021 at 08:05 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scrivelry View Post
    This is brilliant. Do you know where I can buy one?
    You'll see a number of links that JungleJim left, so check those. Caveat, though: I looked at JetPens earlier, and they are out-of-stock on the adapter.

    Beyond that, though - remember, Google can be your friend. All of these items can be found in seconds with a search.
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    Default Re: Carts for Platinums??

    And then looking at junglejim's link to an adapter on nibs.com, this converter for Platinum pens shows up: https://www.nibs.com/accessory/platinumnakaya-converter

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    Quote Originally Posted by scrivelry View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by FredRydr View Post
    I asked the same question after I was given a '70s Platinum pocket pen. I was sent a couple more old cartridges as a result (they have what looks like a ball bearing in the section end), but I continue to refill the original cartridge via a syringe.
    I have no problem with the idea of re-filling carts, but I would like to have at least one for each pen. I'm looking forward to trying out the look-alikes.
    I can send you some if you don't mind black.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scrivelry View Post
    In a recent eBay purchase I got four pens - one Platinum pocket pens, two look-alikes for it and one Hero something.

    One of the Platinums came with a cart in it, which I washed out and refilled. The two look-alikes did not have carts, so I looked and figured I could try a Parker Cartridge - which did not work - it was a used cartridge, but just did not seem to fit.

    Is there any other cartridge out there which can somehow be convinced to sit and play pretty in a Platinum brand pen? If not, can anyone tell me a good mail order source for these things? Not every place seems to carry them. And then, of course, when I am paying postage I am tempted to, you know, make it really worth while...

    Thanks in advance for any help I get here...
    Years ago, I got some vintage Platinums from Speerbob on ebay. They came with an adapter that would take international cartridges. It just plugged right in.

    Just a thought...

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    Default Re: Carts for Platinums??

    Thanks to kind members here, I now have an adapter and some carts.

    Sometimes I am just overwhelmed by the generosity of fountain pen people. This has been an especially gracious week. Y'all are gonna restore my faith in humanity if you don't watch it!!!

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