Visconti Copernicus Fountain Pen - Burgundy ringed celluloid, gold trim
Nib: Medium 14k Firenze Visconti
What is commonly known as a “Crescent Filler,” but that name is a Conklin trademark, so Visconti has named their version of the system the “Arc Filler.” You fill the pen by depressing the metal “arc” protruding from the top of the pen’s barrel. Pressing down on the arc compresses a metal bar inside the pen which in turn compresses the sac. When released, the sac re-expands, sucking ink up into the pen. The system is quick and efficient and cleans fairly easily as well. It can also hold a better-than-average amount of ink. To keep the arc from being accidentally depressed, the pen also includes a clear plastic collar which can be rotated around the pen’s barrel to “lock” the arc in place. It is a nifty system that isn’t quite as easy or convenient as cartridges of converters but is still nice enough for regular use.
Condition: New old stock box with paperwork