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I was "antiquing" today, and came across a pen that used water to write with? Anyone know anything about these? Anyone else seen or use one?

Sounds interesting, but I did not bite. I figure that whatever compound in there that mixed with the water may have dried up already!!

Frank



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Never heard of that one, what were they asking for it?

When I come across an odd ball like that I usually scoop it up knowing I'll not likely see another soon.

If it's cheap enough, buy & flip it for a profit.

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Sounds a bit like a trench pen; Richard Binder's site says:

"trench pen (also ink-pellet pen) A pen design invented by Parker during World War I; has a small compartment at the back of the barrel, in which the user stored pellets of dried ink. Mixing a pellet with water in the pens barrel produced a supply of ink. Parkers trench pen has a removable blind cap covering the pellet compartment; other manufacturers produced pens of similar design or with improvements such as Mabie Todds nonremovable screw-open compartment (illustrated to the right). See also Camel, ink pellet, Instant Ink."

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Dennis- Yeah, I may go back and take a look at it next trip!

Mike- I read about the pellet pens. This one though looked more like something from the 40's/50's.
It actually resembled a Wearever pen from that era (like a Supreme model). I will go back and check it out!

Frank

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pics at the very least.


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Is your "Water" pen a Graphomatic? They were quite a good idea for war time usage. It was much easier to transport packages of dry pellets and suck water into the barrel to make the ink. I have one, and what impresses me about it is how efficiently it sucks fluid in. I still cannot figure out how one short press on the filler rod can displace enough air to fill the barrel in one go.

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