Push mechanism converters for Pilot fountain pen
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I put the Con-70 in my Pilot Custom 74 and was instantly transformed into the coolest of the cool — a street fightin’ night raider graffiti artist.
Inside the Con-70 is a metal agitator that slides up and down to keep the ink flowing. Clack-clack clack-clack. It’s like I have a can of spray paint in my hand.
In a way, that’s great. We should all want our writing to colour the walls of our readers’ minds. Agitate for change; lampoon the establishment; tell the man where to put it. Make art.
But I can’t do that with a noisy pen.
I swapped out the Con-70 for the Con-40 that came with my pen. It has tiny ball bearings to agitate the ink; they’re far less noticeable. The thing is, the Con-40 doesn’t hold much ink at all. So…
There are a few converters available from Pilot, this one has the biggest capacity. It uses a "push button" style to draw ink. You have to be swift when pushing the button, or else there won't be any ink drawn into the converter. One downside for me is that it can be tricky to clean, since ink can get into the upper spring part of the converter