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Pilot CON-B Fountain Pen Converter

Pilot Con-B Cleaning Converter

The Pilot CON-B is an aerometric, or pump-style, fountain pen converter sold with the Pilot Metropolitan fountain pen and Pilot Parallel.

The basic construction of the converter — as is the case with most aerometric converters — is a rubber bladder inside of a metal shell with a press plate on the side. You’d submerge the bottom of the converter in ink, press the plate and the ink would bubble. After you would let go and the spring-loaded press plate would suck ink into the bladder making for a cheap, but not very good converter.

The capacity of this converter is about 0.6 ml, which is inline with that of the CON-20 and Pilot’s cartridges.

This converter is often confused with the more desirable and more expensive CON-20. That converter was discontinued in 2017 and replaced by the CON-40.

Pilot CON-B Fountain Pen Converter Information

Street Price Check Price
Manufacturer Pilot
Pen Type Fountain Pen
Sizes Converter
Ink Colors
Acid-Free? No
Erasable? No
Pressurized? No
Archival? No
Fade Resistant? No
Fraud Prevention? No
Quick Drying?No
Water-resistant? Waterproof?No
Ink Base
Tip ShapeConical
Tip Material
Refill StandardProprietary
Quantity Sold1
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