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Noodlers Boston Safety Fountain Pens

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About the Noodlers Boston Safety

The Noodlers Boston Safety Pen has been created for use with bonded inks such as Committee of Safety inks, India inks gum Arabic and shellac, iron gall, etc.

The Safety pen bathes the nib and feed in ink and is unlike any other fountain pen. For this reason it is safe to use inks that will damage a regular fountain pen.

Created from ebonite with o-ring seals so it will not survive petroleum based writing fluids but it will survive other inks other fountain pens cannot.

Product Specifications
Nib Material: Stainless Steel
Fill Mechanism: Eye Dropper
Cartridge Type: Bottled Ink

Available Sizes & Colors
The Noodlers Boston Safety Fountain Pens usually ships within 1 business day unless otherwise specified.


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Each Noodlers Boston Safety Fountain Pens we sell is guaranteed to be genuine, authentic and will arrive brand new & unused!
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Noodlers Boston Safety Reviews

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I love safety pens, and have 4 Watermans, 2 Moores, and now 3 Noodlers. This most recent purchase, the Chestnut version, is a good pen. It has great fit and finish, and performs well (better than my 2 black ones which came from the first batch Noodlers released). It operates more smoothly, and has better ink flow than the earlier iterations. I love the swirled brown and black ebonite! Be aware that safety pens aren't for the faint of heart. This is a good pen, but it is still a design from over 100 years ago. It cannot be quickly deployed for use, and will reward you with massive ink stains if you are careless.

Portland,
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Do you love the look and feel of a solid black ebonite pen? Do you want a pen with quirky features, high-tech a century ago but practically unheard of today? Noodler’s Boston Safety is exactly that sort of pen. True to the original safety concept, this model features design improvements Nathan Tardiff conceived doing repair work on vintage safeties. Something about the nib feels delightfully “different” to me (old-fashioned, a bit flexy, perhaps?). By design, this pen does not easily dry out if you leave it sitting untouched for weeks on end. Strangers have admired my Platinum Preppy, and say it must be a very exotic pen. Fair enough, but this Boston Safety is so exotic it almost makes the Preppy seem commonplace as a Bic Cristal ballpoint by comparison. I think Nathan has produced a beautiful, and practical, recreation of the old vintage designs. Practical that is, either if you need a pen which can survive India or other inks which destroy modern fountain pens, or if you simply like the fussy quirks of a design which CAN handle such inks. I think this pen is exceptionally easy to use and maintain TAKING INTO CONSIDERATION it derives (beautifully) from a century-old design. Contemporary fountain pens rarely splash blobs of ink if you open them too abruptly (as Noodler’s Boston Safety can do), nor will they ever dump their ink supply if you forget to point them skyward before removing the cap (as Noodler’s Boston Safety most assuredly will do). On the other hand, you can completely disassemble the Noodler’s Safety with bare hands (perhaps using a piece of rubber for added traction if your grip isn’t that strong), and use it with wickedly aggressive inks if you are so inclined. I would call this the perfect pen for a certain breed of artists, tinkerers, and vintage fountain pen buffs.

Dallas, TX
5 out of 5
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This is my second Noodler's Boston Safety. My first is a Chestnut model. I like it so much that I decided to get another in black. I use Manjiro Nakahama Wheelman's Sepia in the Chestnut one and X-Feather in the black one. Both are wonderful pens. I only recommend these to people with brains and who have informed themselves of how these special pens work. I have taken both pens completely apart with no special tools. I totally trust these. If a future model come out in a different ebonite, I may collect them all. I like them that much!

McKinney, TX
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After watching Noodlers videos an other information I could not to get the pen inked. It is very tight when the nib is out of the reservoir or barrel. I have tryed to use silicon grease into the barrel in order to get some softness of use but without success. It is a beautiful pen and I would hate to return it.

Miami, FL
3 out of 5
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I have the chestnut finish. It’s a good looking pen, but it’s not that great. You absolutely will spill ink everywhere. My unit doesn’t twist to lock, so you have to hope your extension stays tight enough when you flex. The nib does not flex well at all. It’s a very long pen until you extend the nib, then it’s a good size. I could see this pen being good for glitter ink, but it’s honestly not that great.

Apple Valley, MN
3 out of 5
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Have a Waterman Safety, wanted a modern update, and this was it. Works fine. Service was excellent and this was one of the few sites carrying this pen

lexington, SC
5 out of 5
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Perfect Modern Safety pen.
If you are FP ( weather new / vintage) collector, must have this in your arsenal.
Grab them when they are available. They just fly off the shelf in few minutes due to their limited quantity.

ICHALKARANJI, Maharashtra
5 out of 5
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I had to heat set the feed, but it made this pen work great. I did not buy it for the normal flex, for which Noodlers is known. I bought it cause I like the color and the idea. I really like it. I've heard a waterman #2 nib will fit but that's personal choice. I am seriously glad I got it. Now please do a red.ripple kind of version.

cincinnati, OH
5 out of 5
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The Noodler's Ink Boston Safety pen is both a curiosity and a tinkerers's pen. Noodle's has already acknowledged that it's unlikely there will be more made. That means it's a curiosity as far as I'm concerned. The complexity of its mechanisms, and the disassembly process--which I have not tried to do yet--seem to be a challenge even for Noodler's pens. The things I like about it are that the nib is always wet and ready to write, it's easy to hold (11.5 mm diameter), the nib is super smooth, it absolutely does not leak when properly capped and once the mechanism is used a few times, the parts move smoothly. Getting to that requires patience because sometimes it feel like too much force is being called for; that's just the stiffness of the parts. However, care needs be taken in twisting the sleeve to expose the nib. Done too quickly ink can spill out. The retracting of the nib, just like the exposing of it, is done by twisting the sleeve from left to right. That seems counterintuitive for the retracting, but is correct. Noodler's has an extensive video which any user probably ought to watch. It's long, but complete. And, as always, there's a history lesson and a bit of politics. I rated the quality below average because there is a metal inclusion in the ebonite barrel. The value is above average because one probably could not get a pen of this type for anywhere near the price listed.

Beulah, CO
4 out of 5
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I am a fan of Noodler's Ink and I love this pen. It can be a bit slow to feed with Noodler's conventional fountain pen inks (Apache Sunset and Australian Roses mixed 50/50). However, I have yet to attempt to adjust the feed, mainly because it is also easy to simply re-cap, shake and you are good to go again for a while. The ink capacity is smaller than many of the larger pens, and when using it to take notes, I burn through the reservoir fairy quickly. I have yet to obtain any of the committee of safety inks, but am anticipating to do so in the future. I am pleased with the performance, build quality, and functionality of the pen.

I would also like to mention how great Ron and the customer service is at Pen Chalet. I was looking for this pen for a quite a while. Ron and the staff kept me in the loop as I had requested, and really came through helping me acquire this order. I really appreciate the help, and have no reservations about recommending the Pen Chalet as a top notch retailer.

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Walla Walla, WA

Walla Walla, WA
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Noodlers Boston Safety Video



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This is the Noodlers Boston Safety Pen. It comes in a basic cardboard box with the Noodlers logos and information on about the pen on the outside. Inside is the Boston Safety Pen, as well as the use and care guide information and instructions for pen. And, of course, the Boston Safety Pen. This pen only comes in the black color with chrome clip. Noodlers logo is engraved on the clip and it has a small ring. On the side of the cap is engraved Boston Safety Pen Noodlers Ink Company. And it also has the same engraving here on the barrel of the pen.

It's an interesting design. It has been created for inks that may not be fountain pen friendly. On this particular pen, the cap on the pen is threaded, it unscrews. The key into this pen is to keep your nib pointed upward when you pull the cap off if you have ink in the pen. This particular pen does not have ink in it, so you don't have to worry about that. The reason is the design is made so that the ink stays in the cap of the pen.

So, when you pull the cap off, you then screw the backside of the barrel and it extends the nib out. And once the nib is out all the way, it seals this so that it doesn't continue to leak ink. You can then turn it upside down and write with it. It comes with a stainless steel nib on the pen, silver in color, and has Noodlers Ink Co. engraved on it with the black fit on the backside.

The reason it does it is designed this way is to keep the ink inside the cap of the pen as well as the barrel of the pen. This allows the ink to continuously be on the nib of the pen, keeping it from drying out. So some of those inks that might be harmful to a regular fountain pen is not going to damage this pen.

One of the things about the pen as well is you have to unscrew the nib back down before you can put the cap back on the pen. If you leave the nib extended it can hit the end of the cap of the pen. Another thing about the pen is how to fill it. It uses an eye-dropper system. So you would fill it with an eye-dropper at the top of the pen with the nib retracted. Interesting design. A unique pen. Get your Noodlers Boston Safety Pen at PenChalet.com!
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