Friday, 18 April 2014

Travelling pens

Palimpsest always packs some writing instruments to accompany her in her travels and is always nervous about the effects of air pressure. This time I've packed my yellow Lamy, my TWSBI Diamond and my Montblanc. Will I get to use them? 


Nevertheless, I've inked them as follows:
the Lamy got a good dose of Rohrer & Klingner Solferino picked from Boesner; Montblanc got its usual Mystery Black ink and the TWSBI was filled with Waterman Havana brown.


I've used some felt to wrap them up and put them in a writing case from the shop (I don't intend to sell that one, it's too stained). Et voilĂ ! (Notebook pictured is courtesy of Fabriano Boutique).


Update: Pens arrived to destination. No leakages recorded. So far I'm using my Montblanc and enjoying the smooth nib. 

5 comments:

  1. Do you think your good fortune with traveling pens is due to making sure they are completely full of ink? I have read that the key is filling completely.

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    1. It is possible, yes. I'm not well versed in the laws of physics. :)

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  2. That notebook's latch looks very much like that on my Dad's briefcase, bought in Germany ca. 1950. A lightly sprung, normally raised metal tab hinged at the bottom with decorative vertical ribbing. You slipped the tab beneath a raised bar on the other side of the case; the tab sprung up again securing the case.

    Who's the manufacturer, Palimpsest? Those notebooks, often called portfolios in the States, aren't that popular here. Jack/USA

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  3. Jack, it's called a writing case here. This particular one doesn't have the name of the maker on it, it's just marked "Real Morocco Made in England". Thanks for dropping by.

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    1. " . . . a writing case here." Oops! Brain fizzle. Thanks. The world of Palimpsest is a pretty good place.

      Writing cases, some padfolios, those zip-around things, etc. are pretty handy for keeping a writing project together. I'll use a long, fat rubber band, Alliance Pale Crepe Gold, as needed, to secure papers and what-not on the outside. Not elegant, but it works. The padfolio I used years ago fell apart, and I've never really found a good, well-made replacement.

      Thanks again, and a tip of the hat. Jack?USA

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