May 24th, 2019
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  1. {Fountain|Water fountain} pens take us back in time and let us blissfully {remember|keep in mind} a life that wasn't so {given|provided|offered} - and times that were not so {stressful|difficult|demanding}. When we {use|utilize} {a fountain|a water fountain} pen to {write|compose} a letter to one whom we {hold dear|love}, it {takes on|handles} {special|unique} {meaning|significance} to him or her upon reception. It holds more power than a commonly-written letter. The verse there is {attention-grabbing|eye-catching} and {demanding|requiring} of {respect|regard}. Words {written|composed} with {a fountain|a water fountain} pen {are evident|appear}, and they {display|show} magic in every syllable.
  3. {Collecting|Gathering} and {utilizing|using|making use of} {fountain|water fountain} pens is an activity that {vast|large|huge} {amounts|quantities} of {people|individuals} {around the world|worldwide|around the globe|all over the world} are {extremely|incredibly|very|exceptionally} {fond of|keen on}. {But|However} there are {rules|guidelines} - {always|constantly} {rules|guidelines}! If you {want to|wish to} {maximize|optimize} your {enjoyment|pleasure|satisfaction} of your {fountain|water fountain} pen {collectibles|antiques}, you {must|should|need to} {know|understand} how to {care for|take care of|look after} them {properly|correctly|appropriately|effectively}. {Many|Numerous|Lots of} collector {fountain|water fountain} pens {demand|require} a heavy {price tag|price|cost} and they {should|ought to|must|need to} be {looked after|taken care of|cared for} as such. Here is your guide to {best|finest} {care for|take care of|look after} and {maintain|preserve|keep} your set of {valuable|important} {fountain|water fountain} pens:
  5. {Only|Just} converters or piston {fountain|water fountain} pens can be filled from a bottle of ink. To fill, depress the piston {fully|completely|totally} and {submerge|immerse} the {entire|whole} nib into the ink. Turn {the end|completion} of the converter or barrel so that the ink is drawn into the pen's {reservoir|tank}. You {should|ought to|must|need to} {repeat|duplicate} this {process|procedure} {a few|a couple of} times to {ensure|guarantee|make sure} that you getting {the most|one of the most} ink possible into the {reservoir|tank}.
  7. If you {wish|want} to {use|utilize} {disposable|non reusable} ink cartridges, you {need|require} {a fountain|a water fountain} pen that does not have a piston filler. {Simply|Just|Merely} {remove|eliminate|get rid of} the converter and {push|press} the cartridge into {place|location} {until|up until|till} you hear it snap in. Mate the pen's nib {section|area} with {small|little} ball or barrier of plastic. When you {position|place} the cartridge {correctly|properly}, it will snap in and {puncture|pierce} its end. Now your {ready|prepared|all set} to {write|compose}!
  9. You {should|ought to|must|need to} clean your {fountain|water fountain} pens {every time|each time|whenever} that you {decide|choose} to {change|alter} either the color or {brand|brand name} of your ink.If you are {cleaning|cleaning up} a converter or piston type pen, {simply|just|merely} {submerge|immerse} the pen in water {and then|and after that} draw the water into and {push|press} it out of the ink {reservoir|tank} {until|up until|till} it runs clear. If you {use|utilize} a cartridge {fountain|water fountain} pen, {simply|just|merely} {remove|eliminate|get rid of} and {discard|dispose of} the {used|utilized} cartridge and run water through the nib feeding {mechanism|system}. Let it continue to {run through|go through} the nib {until|up until|till} it runs clear. Now, sit your {fountain|water fountain} pen on an absorbant towel with the nib making contact. This will {draw out|extract} any water or {moisture|wetness} that {may|might} {remain|stay} {inside of|within} your pen.
  11. Do not {use|utilize} soap or cleansers for {fountain|water fountain} pen {cleaning|cleansing}. If you feel that your pen {requires|needs} more {cleaning|cleansing} than {described|explained} here, it is best to send it to the {manufacturer|producer|maker} for {a cleaning|a cleansing} by {professionals|experts|specialists}.
  13. {Always|Constantly} {protect|safeguard|secure} the nib of your {fountain|water fountain} pens when {transporting|transferring|carrying} them or {just|simply} {carrying|bring} them with you. {Most|Many|A lot of|The majority of} quality {fountain|water fountain} pens {come with|include|feature} {a carrying|a bring} case. {Try|Attempt} to {always|constantly} {face|deal with} the nib upwards when in {motion|movement}. {Protect|Safeguard|Secure} it {gently|carefully} and {don't|do not} {allow|enable|permit} {a lot of|a great deal of} bouncing around.
  15. {Fountain|Water fountain} pens {love|like|enjoy} {usage|use}! They {need|require} to be feel {needed|required}. {Use|Utilize} your pen {regularly|routinely|frequently} to keep it in {great|fantastic|terrific|excellent} shape.Without {usage|use}, the ink will {begin|start} to dry up {inside of|within} the {reservoir|tank}. It will coagulate and {become|end up being} {difficult|challenging|tough|hard} to {clean|tidy}. It will {also|likewise} tend to {break loose|break out} when you do {use|utilize} your pen and {cause|trigger} skips, smears and smudging. The {rule of thumb|guideline|general rule} is to {use|utilize} your {fountain|water fountain} pen {at least|a minimum of} {once|when|as soon as} a week or {simply|just|merely} {rinse|wash} it out for extended storage.
  17. {Fountain|Water fountain} pens are {wonderful|fantastic|terrific} {writing|composing} utensils, {keepsakes|mementos} and {gifts|presents}! Take {good|great|excellent} care of your and it will {literally|actually} last {forever|permanently}.
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