Parker Superchrome Ink

Oh hi! It’s me, the delectable Tuppence again. It’s been a very busy day and it’s time for a nap! Deb was writing a letter with her dip pen and those little nibs are ideal for chasing around the floor. There are now several in every corner.

The main reason I took this job of Assistant Pen Restorer is that things are not good at home. You see, before I had the op I had kittens. You’ll meet them all around our street as neighbours adopted them. Unfortunately my owner kept one and it grew to be twice my size and is a BRUTE and a BULLY. Would you believe she lies across the window and won’t let me in! So it’s much nicer here with Deb.

Someone kindly gave Deb a sample of Superchrome ink. This stuff has a bad rep, even worse than Baystate Blue. Deb has filled a very cheap piston filler with it. Seems the main problem is that it destroys celluloid and metal, so we await the demise of the steel nib.


4 thoughts on “Parker Superchrome Ink

  1. Some of the old and ancient dip nibs are not great when writing with them for script purposes. So when having a fair few to try out? I love using wall ‘lining’ paper (with a heavy grade) cut into a workable A4 or A3 or square sized piece. Then just have freedom to create all sorts of writings and drawings of large/small letters, poetry or buffoonery ramblings, odd unusual words, ink splash imagery, etc. with them. Sometimes you find a little unlooked for gem of a nib too which becomes one to add to the favourites box. I didn’t realise you saved pens with your restoration work. My little excursion into the attempted saving of the Sheaffer Taranis nib showed me how difficult this skill is. You have a worthy skill there. Love the application of giving life back to those amazing ancient/vintage pens out there. 👍 All the best.

      1. Thank you. The heavy weighted paper can tend to bend a little due to it being a roll. Don’t laugh….but I ironed it flat! Worked a treat. 👍

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