repairing old wearevers
Posted 04 January 2010 - 09:34
Posted 04 January 2010 - 15:28
As for the cartridge pens, you are on your own. The cartridges are no longer made. The piercing fang in the Wearever pens is rather large and tends to split the end of the cartridge, making its re-use a rather dodgy practice.
Posted 04 January 2010 - 15:32
You will probably need wither a 16 or 18 for your Wearever's. Use at least one size smaller a snug fit in the barrel. You don't want your sac jammed in the barrel for all sorts of reasons.
Also - buy a pint can of orange shellac at your hardware store and transfer some to an old nail polish bottle to have a handy bottle and brush for your shellac. If you know someone with a pool table or a good local pool hall, pick up some talc residue from their talc cones. You will be surprised at how many pen repair supplies can be sourced locally.
Good luck and have fun.
Posted 05 January 2010 - 00:33
Does not always foot up columns correctly.
Does not always sign big checks.
Posted 05 January 2010 - 04:08
Edited by penismightier, 05 January 2010 - 04:12.
Posted 29 February 2012 - 15:12
My one Wearever (a tapered-section, tiny-nib lever-filler with gold-tone cap) took a #16 sac without complaint (I should disclaim, however, that I'd had previous experience fitting rubber tubing over glass tube and laboratory gas barbs). Unfortunately, I hadn't yet seated the new J-bar to the correct depth when I trimmed the sac, else I could have left it a quarter inch or so longer, which would increase the ink capacity a bit.
Edited by Donpen, 29 February 2012 - 15:13.
Posted 29 February 2012 - 21:14
It's just a pen for heaven's sake.