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Custom designed housing to allow a stock Platinum 3776 nib and feed to be used in a Bock #6 fountain pen. Shown here is a Conid fountain pen with the 3776 nib and feed installed.
Bock #6 nib assembly in clear cast acrylic is complete. This one has a steel Bexley nib.
I’m also reverse engineering a Bock #6 with a titanium nib borrowed from Newton Pens. The feed design is different because the nib has a different curvature than the steel Bock nib. The housing is also a little different, but it still fits existing pens that accept Bock #6 steel nibs.
Each day, with the help of my son, I’m able to work about an or so. We’ve made prototypes in acrylic of Bock #6 feeds and housings. The housing is more or less complete; the feed still needs tweaking to fit Bock #6 nibs.
I have just put up a page for my custom feed services. Please see Custom Feed Fees for a complete list of pricing for custom feed manufacture. Enquire for volume discounts. I expect to restart custom feed making on November 15.
Standard replacement feeds in black and red ebonite, and in clear acrylic, will go on sale around the end of November. I’ve put up a price sheet.
I’ve gotten considerable feedback from my beta testers on the Pilot 743 replacement feed. I’ll begin selling these next month around November 15.
Here’s an update:
- Ebonite replacement feeds/housings for JoWo #6 nibs are out to beta testers. Results are positive so far; I’ve made two improvements to the feed and housing based on tester feedback.
- Ebonite replacement feeds for Pilot 743 FA (Falcon #15) nibs are out to beta testers.
- Ebonite replacement feeds for Pilot 742 FA (Falcon #10) nibs will be shipped to beta testers about October 2.
- I am looking at creating stores on eBay and Etsy. I have shipping sorted out now, thanks to needing to send feeds, etc. to my beta testers. Replacement feeds for Pilot 743 and 742 FA nibs will be first, followed by JoWo #6 and Pelikan.
- I have completed my first custom feed design for a customer, and shipped the feeds.
- I will restart custom feed designs shortly.
I’ll be sending out some invitations to some of my Instagram followers tomorrow to participate in beta testing my new 743 FA ebonite feed.
This is a replacement ebonite feed for the excellent Pilot 743 pen, in particular, to support the full flexibility of the FA nib, shown below. This feed will become a standard product, along with the slightly smaller 742 feed, in black and red Nikko ebonite. I’m still tweaking the design, but it should be ready for beta testers by next week.
- I’ve finished the design and pre-production of feeds and housings for JoWo #6 and will ship these off to my beta testers next week. If feedback is universally positive, then I will begin sales of these shortly thereafter. These will be available in both black and red Nikko ebonite as well as clear acrylic.
- Pelikan M2xx/M4xx/M6xx/M7xx feeds and collars will go on sale at the same time as the JoWo #6 feeds and housings. These will be available in both black and red Nikko ebonite as well as clear acrylic.
- Design of my own flexible nibs proceeds, though more slowly than I’d hoped. I want to have a prototype nib for Pelikan M400 pens by the time of the Dallas Pen Show in September, but there is some risk in this schedule. JoWo #6 flexible nib will follow Pelikan, then I’ll accept custom designs. I won’t have a table at the Dallas Pen Show this year.
- I have a pretty sizable backlog of custom feed requests to service. I’ll begin these designs once the JoWo #6 and Pelikan M2xx/4xx/6xx/7xx feeds/collars/housings are in production and on my website for sale.
- I am still working on the Zebra G dip pen nib in a JoWo #6 housing. I’m still not happy with the performance across inks, so I’m not yet able to offer these for purchase. I don’t have a firm date for completion of this product.
Please send me a note at Contact Us if you have questions or comments.