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Moore's Non-leakable Safety Pen Repair


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#1 ohtoulouz

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Posted 19 July 2010 - 18:44

Hi,

I will soon receive a Moore's non-leakable safety pen (my first Moore) and would try to check if the seal is good or not (probably not, of course). I am used to repairing safety pens and I have seen photos of Moore's non-leakable parts: it is obviously not like other safeties that I am used to, Waterman's for instance. Well, it seems quite simple but each old pen deserves the right to be disassembled properly! So, all advices on the steps to follow to disassemble such a pen properly will be helpful.

Many thanks,

Pierre.

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#2 rsilver000

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Posted 19 July 2010 - 19:15

This is one of the easiest safety pens to repair. The bottom unscrews and the plunger shaft is exposed. The nib and feed push out the top. Before you replace the seal, look at it. The last two I had were in good condition and just needed a soak in water to swell the cork. Both good more than 1 year later.
Cheers.
Rob

#3 ohtoulouz

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Posted 19 July 2010 - 20:11

This is one of the easiest safety pens to repair. The bottom unscrews and the plunger shaft is exposed. The nib and feed push out the top. Before you replace the seal, look at it. The last two I had were in good condition and just needed a soak in water to swell the cork. Both good more than 1 year later.
Cheers.
Rob

Hi Rob!

Thank you for this quick reply! When I looked at the photos of the parts, it seemed that there was a threaded washer to keep the cork in place: I was afraid that it was a bit tricky to unscrew but, of course, it has to be removed only if the cork has to be replaced: I will follow your advice to soak the cork in water first and check whether it is ink-tight or not.

Thanks again,

Pierre






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