As we’re all pretty much working from home right now, we’re all about classing up our workspaces and, if you’re anything like us here at Coolector HQ, your stationery will be one of the fundamental additions to your desk set up and you’ve just found your next essential in the shape of this Machine Era Co Fountain Kit which is funding over on Kickstarter right now.
The Machine Era Co Fountain Kit on Kickstarter has been designed with the novice user and the avid fountain pen collector in mind and allows you to effortlessly switch between Fountain Nib, and Rollerball depending on your writing style and comfort levels with different sorts of stationery. This excellent piece of EDC from Coolector HQ favourites, Machine Era Co, is available for the bargain price of $75 during the crowdfunding campaign.
Years in the Making
This is a special one for Machine Era Co. After years of design work, they, at long last, have a fountain pen in their line up of stationery. By taking cues and the finest characteristics from their Original Pen, and some help from friends in the fountain pen world; they’ve come up with a compact, sleek, simple, everyday carry, easy to use writing tool that we’re loving here at Coolector HQ.
The Machine Era Co Fountain Kit ($75) is 100% made by them, in their awesome Richmond, Virginia, workshop. As mentioned, this stationery essential is made with the first time user and the avid fountain pen collector in mind, and makes use of Schmidt components. Machine Era Co have crafted an incredibly versatile EDC writing tool that will ramp up the style of your stationery line up exponentially.
The fountain pen nib is easily switched over to the super smooth flowing rollerball tip. It comes in both Solid Brass and Stainless steel so you can choose the one that best suits your EDC aesthetic. It’s precision machined using Swiss-type turning techniques. This eye-catching design uses a screw on cap that’s postable on the back during use. The body has three windows cut through so you don’t need to take the pen apart to check your ink level.
The Machine Era Fountain will easily fit Monteverde, Kaweco, Pelikan international standard cartridges and included in the kit is a black cartridge from Monteverde. Also included is a plunger type converter that lets you use whatever you want to suck up from an inkwell. The $75 price tag is excellent for such a brilliantly crafted piece of EDC and we’ll definitely be getting our hands on one here at The Coolector.
Weight and balance are pivotal in a piece of stationery like this. Machine Era Co have specifically designed every inside and outside diameter, holes and slots, to put all the weight in the right places. It isn’t too heavy to write fast, but also has a pleasing heft and quality in hand feel unlike die drawn metal or plastic pens. Head on over to Kickstarter now to get your hands on one for a bargain price.