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    Hi all,

    I have wondered for some time now about the springs in RB pens. One end of the spring is more tightly wound than the other. Does it make any difference which way around the spring is inserted? Not the world's most burning question, but I would like to know if there is a purpose to these springs being wound in such a manor.

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    The thinner end is intended to be nearest the refill
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Dart View Post
    The thinner end is intended to be nearest the refill
    Thanks Phil

    Is there a reason for that? I suppose there must be otherwise both ends would be the same.
    I shall now insert them all this ay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frederick View Post
    Is there a reason for that? I suppose there must be otherwise both ends would be the same.
    I've no idea why the concept came about in the first place as I can't speak for other manufacturers. But personally I hate the fact that the spring falls of most kits when you change the refill, and stands a good chance of being lost , so I designed the springs on Beaufort rollerballs to be just the right size at the fat end to stay in place. You can't lose the spring in a Beaufort rollerball because it's either a captive fit or a friction fit inside the pen depending on the kit.
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