Common pen repairs. Common fountain pen repairs and adjustments Typically, when you find a fountain pen "in the wild," it is going to require a bit of refurbishment (or at least a good cleaning and polish) to get it back into proper shape.
Even newer pens sometimes fail or get damaged and have to be repaired. On this page I will describe a number of typical problems with pens and how they can be repaired or adjusted. Rebuilding fillers Refurbishing pen fillers is the most basic and frequent type of repair done on vintage pens. Fountain Pen Repair & Restoration. Basic Fountain Pen Restoration, Part I. So, you've discovered a cup'o'pens at the local flea market, and found that amidst all the cheap Bics and broken mechanical pencils are a few fountain pens.
Sure, they're covered with grime, tarnish, and bent bits, perhaps there's a crack or two, but still -- they are fountain pens, a relic from a bygone age when people's worth was often determined by their words, and their words were defined by their pens. You roll them over, shake them a little, inspect the dirty tips. While they'll never sell for much on the market, you suspect that you might be able to get some decent daily writers out of the lot. But what's involved in that? After all, you don't have any fancy pen repair supplies, and don't have the first clue where to begin with restoration techniques.
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W. Akkerman Button Filler This week’s restoration comes to me from across the Atlantic ~ a P. W. Akkerman Button filler, from the Netherlands. Below is a photograph of the pen after I have taken it apart. As with most button fill repairs, the pressure bar also needed replacing as this one had lost its rigidity. I fit a size 16 sac to the cleaned nib/feed/section and screwed this back into the barrel with the assistance of a bit of silicon grease. Common pen repairs. Repair Q&A. Repairs, Materials, Technical Issues. Parts, Pens, Tools. Repairs, Materials, Technical Issues.
Fountain Pen Repair Restoration and Fountain Pens for Sale. AusPens.com - Pens, Pen Parts, Pen Tools & Pen Repair Master Classes. Basic Fountain Pen Restoration, Part I. Eraser Refills. Unfortunately, as with most writing things, erasers were not very standardized over the years, nor are they now!
However, there are a few common sizes that fit a good many of the pencils made. The easiest way to determine what size eraser you need for your mechanical pencil is to measure the diameter of your old eraser in millimeters. If the eraser is gone, take a measurement of the opening where the eraser goes. Forum anzeigen - Ersatzteile / Spare parts. Fountain Pen Guide Series, Session 1: Nibs, Feeds, and How They Come Together.
Next Session: Filling Systems -> This is the first in a long list of guides all about fountain pens, ink, and everything that makes a fountain pen what it is.
Fountain pens are one of the most difficult writing instruments to get used to after coming from ballpoints or pencils, and maintaining them can sometimes be just as confusing. This series is designed to help you get the most out of your pens and become versed with what makes them tick. Fountain Pen Hospital. Fountain Pen Repair and Upkeep Material. Fountain Pen Repair & Restoration. Fountain Pen Repair Supplies, Sacs and Tools. Fountain Pen Sacs.Com. Henry Dreyfuss and the 20th Century Limited « Fountain Pen Restoration. I love trains, especially old ones and there is a nice tie-in to fountain pens.
Henry Dreyfuss, a noted industrial designer of the 20th century, actually assisted in the design of the Wahl / Eversharp Skyline. The Skyline was produced by Wahl in Chicago, IL. during the period 1941-1948. In 1945, it was the best selling pen in the US. Home Page. Ink Sacs for Wahl-Eversharp Pens. Main Street Pens - Quality Pen Repair. Pen Repair: Cheap Tools, Part I If you’re like most pen collectors, you’re long on desire, and short on money. So many pens, so little cash! That gap can widen further if you like to collect vintage fountain pens, but can’t afford to have all of them repaired by a professional restorer. That’s the reason why most collectors start doing their own repairs. It’s inevitable. So you buy a book, maybe some copies of the old repair manuals to figure out how to do things, a few sacs, maybe some vac diaphragms and dive in.
There’s a way around that particular problem though, if you’re at all handy with tools. Nibs, Parts, and Supplies for Vintage Fountain Pens and Pencils. We offer only a limited selection of parts.
The main reason is simple: most vintage pen parts aren't interchangeable. They exhibit a maddening range of variations, and often as not even a correct original part must be hand-fitted. Pen Sac Charts. All pen sacs sold by Pendemonium are made exclusively by The Pen Sac Company Conklin's Self-Filling Fountain Pens Parker Lucky Curve Fountain Pens.
PenBookmarks.com. Penbox: Fountain Pen Nibs for Parker, Waterman, Sheaffer, Cross, Pilot, Lamy and Pelikan Pens. Pendemonium - Fountain Pens, Pencils, Inkwells, Stationery, and other Writing Equipment for Fountain Pen Enthusiasts. Common pen repairs. Repairs. Services.html. Satisfaction is guaranteed; if I cannot fix your pen I will return it without charge.
All work guaranteed for quality. If the repairs on your pen fail to perform within 1 year of service return it for reworking at no charge. I do this work for the pens and friends, the money just helps me enlarge my collection. Order Form Packing Tips Restoration of your vintage fountain pens Lever and button fillers $ 15.00* Parker Vacs $ 20.00* Sheaffer Snorkels & TD’s $ 20.00* The Ink Flow. Fine Pen Collections Pens are for us, works of art. they are sometimes, made of precious metals and gems; others are inlaid with lacquer designs.
An avid community of pen enthusiasts enjoys collecting them, and others just want a fine pen to make their writing as pleasurable as possible. Bottom line, the medium itself becomes an integral part of the message; on top of giving you, that look that speaks of how individual you are. At your left you will find an extensive list of worldwide reputable pen makers, click the one of your preference, and you will be pleasantly surprised , with their latest models. For further details click on the image. The Pen Sac Company. The Southern Scribe. Tools. Please note that the tools illustrated below were designed and hand made by me. As with all hand made items, subsequent productions will not be identical to the originals and will likely incorporate improvements resulting from experience in use. I do not carry a large stock, so please enquire regarding delivery dates for specific items. All tools include instructions, and in some cases, a full repair manual is available.
I am willing to quote for tools made up to your design specification. If you wish to purchase, please e-mail me (firstname.lastname@example.org) for availability, shipping cost and method of payment. Mabie Todd Swan Visofil VT tools. Nut tool £26 (including 8 page repair manual). Tools. Waterman Pens and Nibs. Waterman Safety Repair. Up until now, restoration of Waterman safety pens has typically been categorized as advanced repair. No longer! The difficult part has always been cutting and fitting a new thin-walled cork seal, but now a pair of fluorocarbon rubber O-rings can be used instead. A few easily-made tools make installation a snap -- to the point that the most time-consuming operation becomes cleaning old ink from the pen's innards. Wood Bin - Tools. Pen Turning. Sin-city2-eva-green-poster1.jpg (1382×2048)