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Piston filler

One of the oldest techniques used to fill fountain pens. Originally developed from German brands and from the U.S. Conklin "Nozac" , it consists in a piston activated from a non-ending screw under the blind cap or directly connected to the blind cap.

  1. Unscrew the cap of the pen and the prospective cover at the bottom of the barrel
  2. Turn the knob at the bottom of the barrel counterclockwise to empty the ink reserve
  3. Turn the knob clockwise to fill the pen holding the nib completely immerged in the ink
  4. Release a few drops back into the ink well
  5. Again, turn clockwise to finish filling by holding the nib pointed upwards
  6. Carefully wipe using Visconti blotter or a soft tissue.