On Point With GoPens #22

On Point

My Swan fountain pen has a weird black rod on top of the nib. What is that?

Mabie Todd pens sometimes have an under over feed – in addition to the feed that the nib sits on, there is a feed on top to guarantee ink flow as the nib is flexed. There were also Gold top feeds – a thin gold channel on top of the nib, which served the same purpose, by moving ink to the tip.

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