Now as fate would have it, I find that I use it often, and nearly always to test inks because it is the most reliable of all dip pens, has a large reservoir and is less time consuming to ink than an ordinary fountain pen. Also testing in a proper pen, fountain or dip, is more reliable than swab tests to test colour(s).
And today I received a rare replacement nib, and guess what, enclosed inside the small cylinder is a wee tattered piece of paper with the following instructions:
Before using this point, thoroughly rinse your set with cold water. Use fresh ink supply. Genuine Morriset ink is recommended. Insure long life for your point.
|Original packaging for Morriset set © 1950s|
|Morriset Inkwell with Dip Pen|
I don't recall the history of this particular brand, but several manufacturers made similar inkwells with pens, most notably Esterbrook.