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>> Fisher Space pen - great disappointment << 2011

Zombie Apprentice Posts: 12,461
>> Fisher Space pen - great disappointment <<
« on: November 22, 2020, 11:03:20 AM »
So yesterday I wanted to replace the ink cartridge of my 1994 Fisher Space pen. It's still writing but I thought since it's the original still I couldn't hurt to put a new one in.

To my very surprise the expensive original Fisher refill is faulty. It draw a short line and then nothing  :-\



I've bought the refill together with the pen back then. I don't understand how this could happen  :D

Seriously now, coming to the point/question I really had in mind...

Does anybody know what the expected shelf life is on those?
What's your experience with the Fisher refills?
I guess 27 year like in my case is too long?  :D


Formerly known as MTMatt
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 8,807
Re: >> Fisher Space pen - great disappointment <<
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2020, 11:53:21 AM »
Yeah, but can it write under water?

Zombie Apprentice Posts: 12,461
Re: >> Fisher Space pen - great disappointment <<
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2020, 12:02:42 PM »
Don't dismiss that feature Fuzzbeart.
Do you remember how often Mags U-Boat was flooded  :pok:

Formerly known as MTMatt
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 14,995 Yoo-hoo, big summer blowout!
Re: >> Fisher Space pen - great disappointment <<
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2020, 12:07:49 PM »
Man, I want to buy a fisher bullet.  :-\

Hooked, like everyone else. ;)

All hail the hook!
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 12,461
Re: >> Fisher Space pen - great disappointment <<
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2020, 12:14:01 PM »
The raw brass one is 22£ on Amaz.. uk currently.
Maybe something for Christmas?  :pok:

Formerly known as MTMatt
No Life Club Posts: 2,234
Re: >> Fisher Space pen - great disappointment <<
« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2020, 12:16:52 PM »
You know, I hear the Chinese just use pencil.. Writes in space, rain, probably under water too..

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Zombie Apprentice Posts: 12,461
Re: >> Fisher Space pen - great disappointment <<
« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2020, 12:26:05 PM »

Formerly known as MTMatt
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 8,807
Re: >> Fisher Space pen - great disappointment <<
« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2020, 12:41:03 PM »
Man, I want to buy a fisher bullet.  :-\

Me too. I miss my old one - Christmas gift 1988, lost while in an underage drunken stupor 1992... (sigh)...  :'(

Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 8,807
Re: >> Fisher Space pen - great disappointment <<
« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2020, 12:44:43 PM »
... or there abouts.

Zombie Apprentice Posts: 12,461
Re: >> Fisher Space pen - great disappointment <<
« Reply #9 on: November 22, 2020, 12:52:51 PM »
Yes yes... sad story.
But was it worth it?  :pok:

Formerly known as MTMatt
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 14,995 Yoo-hoo, big summer blowout!
Re: >> Fisher Space pen - great disappointment <<
« Reply #10 on: November 22, 2020, 01:08:21 PM »
You know, I hear the Chinese just use pencil.. Writes in space
You won't be saying that after bits of electrically conductive pencil dust and broken tips short-circuit the computers and air conditioning.  :ahhh
Or you breathe them in...

Hooked, like everyone else. ;)

All hail the hook!
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 12,461
Re: >> Fisher Space pen - great disappointment <<
« Reply #11 on: November 22, 2020, 01:15:56 PM »
You won't be saying that after bits of electrically conductive pencil dust and broken tips short-circuit the computers and air conditioning.  :ahhh
Or you breathe them in...

... imagine that happening on the ISS  :iagree:

Formerly known as MTMatt
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 8,807
Re: >> Fisher Space pen - great disappointment <<
« Reply #12 on: November 22, 2020, 01:53:04 PM »
You won't be saying that after bits of electrically conductive pencil dust and broken tips short-circuit the computers and air conditioning.  :ahhh
Or you breathe them in...

Graphite, being a dry lubricant will also potentially compromise seals, which on a space type thing can be a bit of an... ISSUE!!!  :ahhh

Zombie Apprentice Posts: 12,461
Re: >> Fisher Space pen - great disappointment <<
« Reply #13 on: November 22, 2020, 01:54:12 PM »
:ahhh

Formerly known as MTMatt
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 8,807
Re: >> Fisher Space pen - great disappointment <<
« Reply #14 on: November 22, 2020, 01:54:52 PM »


Zombie Apprentice Posts: 14,995 Yoo-hoo, big summer blowout!
Re: >> Fisher Space pen - great disappointment <<
« Reply #15 on: November 22, 2020, 02:24:47 PM »

Hooked, like everyone else. ;)

All hail the hook!
No Life Club Posts: 2,234
Re: >> Fisher Space pen - great disappointment <<
« Reply #16 on: November 22, 2020, 02:36:45 PM »
Wow I am sorry I didn't think it was getting this serious. Good thing the spacecraft thing didn't crash on earth. Thank goodness  :ahhh
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Re: >> Fisher Space pen - great disappointment <<
« Reply #17 on: November 22, 2020, 02:41:50 PM »

There is no beginning,or ending,and for this we are thankful,cos now is hard enough to understand!
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 14,995 Yoo-hoo, big summer blowout!
Re: >> Fisher Space pen - great disappointment <<
« Reply #18 on: November 22, 2020, 03:10:11 PM »
Wow I am sorry I didn't think it was getting this serious. Good thing the spacecraft thing didn't crash on earth. Thank goodness  :ahhh
Well you're right that pencils are mostly reliable (if they are not too pointy and fragile) and deadly. :cheers:

Just don't use them in space. :dwts:

Hooked, like everyone else. ;)

All hail the hook!
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Re: >> Fisher Space pen - great disappointment <<
« Reply #19 on: November 22, 2020, 03:24:21 PM »
Grease pencils have been used in spaceflight.

I have had some mixed results with older Fisher refills, some just don’t write very smoothly after sitting in a drawer for extended time.

But 27 years? That must be some kind of record.

A black Fisher Bullet rides in my pocket every day, it’s so handy to have around.
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 8,807
Re: >> Fisher Space pen - great disappointment <<
« Reply #20 on: November 22, 2020, 03:29:04 PM »


Noooo! Poor Eagle!

:ahhh are they ok? :ahhh



................................................................................ No.


Zombie Apprentice Posts: 14,995 Yoo-hoo, big summer blowout!
Re: >> Fisher Space pen - great disappointment <<
« Reply #21 on: November 22, 2020, 03:34:21 PM »
Grease pencils have been used in spaceflight.
Glorified crayons. :D

Hooked, like everyone else. ;)

All hail the hook!
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 8,807
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 14,995 Yoo-hoo, big summer blowout!
Re: >> Fisher Space pen - great disappointment <<
« Reply #23 on: November 22, 2020, 03:38:23 PM »
Go, greased pencil, you're coasting through the sign-up forms...

Hooked, like everyone else. ;)

All hail the hook!
No Life Club Posts: 2,234
Re: >> Fisher Space pen - great disappointment <<
« Reply #24 on: November 22, 2020, 04:06:43 PM »
You guys are funny  :D. It's amazing how most of the threads sidetracked and derailed off topics.  :like:
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 12,461
Re: >> Fisher Space pen - great disappointment <<
« Reply #25 on: November 22, 2020, 04:13:19 PM »
You guys are funny  :D. It's amazing how most of the threads sidetracked and derailed off topics.  :like:

Chrm... ok... what about this?
Are to allowed to sign documents with a pencil?  :pok:

Formerly known as MTMatt
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 12,461
Re: >> Fisher Space pen - great disappointment <<
« Reply #26 on: November 22, 2020, 04:14:38 PM »
Go, greased pencil, you're coasting through the sign-up forms...

Pabs please! Put your greased pencil away!  :facepalm:

Formerly known as MTMatt
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 12,461
Re: >> Fisher Space pen - great disappointment <<
« Reply #27 on: November 22, 2020, 04:16:35 PM »
Grease pencils have been used in spaceflight.

I have had some mixed results with older Fisher refills, some just don’t write very smoothly after sitting in a drawer for extended time.

But 27 years? That must be some kind of record.

A black Fisher Bullet rides in my pocket every day, it’s so handy to have around.

Thanks Nitram for sharing your experience  :hatsoff:
I might give it a try and open it up... for science.
What could possibly go wrong?  :dunno:

Formerly known as MTMatt
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 12,461
Re: >> Fisher Space pen - great disappointment <<
« Reply #28 on: November 22, 2020, 04:17:23 PM »


Noooo! Poor Eagle!

Oh, howdy Kirky  :hatsoff:

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Zombie Apprentice Posts: 12,461

 

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