How to Clean a Koh-I-Noor Rapidograph Pen (And Revive A Completely Dead Pen)

Cry The Bird

While this will probably only be interesting to anyone who is actively searching for “How to Clean a Rapidograph Pen” or “Can you save a Rapidograph Pen with dried ink in it?” – I feel compelled to create this post because if you are one of these sad and frustrated people, there’s not a lot on the net that really goes into how to rescue so-called irreparable Rapidograph Pens.

So, before you stop reading because this is of no interest to you – at least know this – Rapidograph pens are expensive but exquisite. They’re a pain in the ass to most because they are not the typical “one-use” experience most people are used to. They’re worth it though…. hence why I just spent 4 hours reviving 3 “dead” pens.

If you just want to find some basic information about normal cleaning (video) or a copy…

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Rutherford Tabletop Scientist

Einstein regarded Rutherford as the second Newton.

Ernest Rutherford, Albert Einstein, and Niels Bohr regarded particle bombardment as useful in furthering knowledge of nuclear physics but believed it unlikely to meet public expectations of harnessing the power of the atom for practical purposes anytime in the near future.

Ernest Rutherford ( Biography ) became known as the father of nuclear physics

“Anyone who expects a source of power from the transformation of the atom is talking moonshine”

Einstein compared particle bombardment with shooting in the dark at scarce birds, while Bohr, the Danish Nobel laureate, agreed that the chances of taming atomic energy were remote.  …..Rutherford, Einstein, and Bohr proved to be wrong in this instance, and the proof was not long in coming.

“… all scientific men will be delighted to extend their warmest congratulations to Tesla and to express their appreciation of his great contributions to science.” —Ernest Rutherford

Timeline

Atomic Theory

The Oppenheimer of Biology

Erwin Chargaff

his work preceded Frances Crick, James Watson and Rosalind Franklin.

In 1962 James Watson (1928– ), Francis Crick (1916–2004), and Maurice Wilkins (1916–2004) jointly received the Nobel Prize in medicine or physiology for their determination in 1953 of the structure of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA). Because the Nobel Prize can be awarded only to the living, Wilkins’s colleague Rosalind Franklin (1920–1958), who died of cancer at the age of 37, could not be honored.

http://www.cumc.columbia.edu/news/journal/journal-o/fall-2003/dna.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2002/06/30/nyregion/erwin-chargaff-96-pioneer-in-dna-chemical-research.html?pagewanted=1

http://www.chemheritage.org/classroom/chemach/pharmaceuticals/watson-crick.html

Dystopia American Style

SANTA CLARA COUNTY
v.
SOUTHERN PACIFIC RAILROAD COMPANY
ERROR TO THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE UNITED STATES FOR THE DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA.

Argued January 26, 27, 28, 29, 1886 Filed May 10, 1886.

Santa Clara County case: 1886 with no apparent precedent, Court’s presuming to rewrite the Constitution, obiter dictum.

CITIZENS UNITED v. FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION:

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