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Q & A: How does an ink filler work?

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Most recent answer: 09/21/2011
Q:
how does a ink filler works?
- gayathri (age 56)
gh , gujarat, india
A:
I presume you are referring to an old fashioned fountain pen that you fill from a bottle of ink.  There is a small flexible rubber sac inside the barrel of the pen which can be compressed by a lever.  When the lever is released a partial vacuum is created in the sac that sucks up the ink.  I haven't used one in years but remember having received one as a gift from my grandmother when I graduated from high school.   There is a very nice article in Wikipedia about these types of pens: 

LeeH

(published on 09/21/2011)

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