Double Sided / Two Compartment Handmade Ebonite Eyedropper Fountain Pen. Eyedropper Pens get their name from the way you fill the pen with ink - with an eyedropper.
These are the original & simplest type of fountain Pens. They have no internal filling mechanism, and do not need ink cartridges or converters.
The barrel of the pen acts as the ink reservoir. Most modern fountain pen uses an ink cartridge which contains between 0.5 and 0.75ml of ink.
Convertors and Aerometric fillers hold about the same. Eyedroppers pens usually hold between 2 -3ml, almost 4-6 times more ink. Ebonite is a very hard, inflexible version of rubber invented by Charles Goodyear in 1839. It's made from natural rubber and sulphur, treated with heat in a process known as vulcanisation. Ebonite is durable, chemically stable, machinable, mouldable, polishes to a natural high gloss and is an excellent electrical insulator.
Its name comes from the natural wood Ebony which it closely resembles. Ebonite was used in just about every aspect of life from the 1800s to the 1960s when it was gradually replaced by petroleum based plastics. Ebonite was used to make: knife handles, casters, combs, hairbrushes, buttons, jewelry, bowling balls, electric plugs, smoking pipes, fountain pen bodies and nib feeds, car batteries and everything from domestic power plugs to giant mains supply insulators. Ebonite is still used for guitar picks, saxophone and clarinet mouthpieces because of it's unique acoustic properties. Ebonite also is a brand name of ebonite bowling balls manufactured by Ebonite International, a U.Although it is an extremely durable material, high heat, strong light or prolonged exposure to water can adversely affect the polished surface of ebonite. The item "Double Sided / Two Compartment Handmade Ebonite Eyedropper Fountain Pen" is in sale since Thursday, January 24, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Pens & Writing Instruments\Pens\Fountain Pens\Other Fountain Pens". The seller is "sundaystreets" and is located in Faridabad, HARYANA. This item can be shipped worldwide.