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#1 Gerry

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Posted 21 May 2006 - 16:00

Books
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The Complete Guide to Repair and Restoration - Frank Dubiel - [Da Book]
(Available from most pen supply stores)
Pen Repair by Jim Marshall and Laurence Oldfield.
(It is available through penpractice.com)

Nib Adjustments - Flow Problems
Richard Binder's Post
Arthur Twydle's web site

Nib Smoothing/Grinding:
John Mottishaw's Site
Ludwig Tan's site
Wim Geeraets' (wimg) article

Nib Smoothing Threads:
Thread in Repair Forum
Thread in Writing Instruments

Nib Grinding Threads:
Thread in Repair Forum
Thread 2 in Repair Forum
Thread 3 in Repair Forum - Grit info too
More Grit Info (Abrasive Grades)

On-Line Pen Reference Material
Richard Binder
John Mottishaw Nib Articles
Peter Twydle
Parker 75 Reference

Pen Maintenance:
John Mottishaw
Nathan Tardiff - Snorkel
Richard Binder

Pen Polishing Threads:
Repair Forum post 1
Repair Forum post 2
Repair Forum post 3
Repair Forum post 4
Repair Forum post 5

Pen Repair Don'ts
Repair Forum post
Pen Repair Don'ts - David Nishimura
Interesting FPN thread with a number of tips. Feel free to add to the thread itself...

Pen Sac Information
Pen Sac Company
Woodbin (Martin Smith)

Pen Sac Replacement
Richard Binder
Ernst Bitterman

Salad Spinner Centrifuge
http://www.fountainp...n...st&p=116874

Supplies (General - Materials)
McMaster Carr

General Q&A's
FP FAQ's

Further links will be added as found/identified...

Gerry/Ron

Edit: Fixed links, added 'da book', removed duplicate link, added titles in Grinding and Smoothing references (hope that helps in remembering which one you want to refer to again...), added DVD's link, added poishing section.
Edit: Added Pen Repair Don'ts (Gerry)
Edit: Added Pen Sac Information / Pen Sac Replacement Info. (Gerry)
Edit: Added Nib Adjustments - Flow Problems, reordered topics and removed most http references. (Gerry)
Edit: Added Parker 75 Reference (Gerry)
Edit: Added McMaster-Carr link (Gerry)
Edit: Added Salad Spinner Centrifuge (Gerry)
Edit: Added FAQ thread (Gerry)
Edit: Added Ernst Bitterman (Gerry)
Etit: Added Woodbin to pen sac list (Gerry)
Edit: Added 'More Grit Info' (Gerry)
Edit: Added Pen Repair (Gerry)
Edit: Fixed Richard's Links (Gerry)
Edit: Checked all links (Gerry)
Edit: Fixed link to nib smoothing article (wimg)
Edit: Fixed links to Mottishaw's site (Gerry)

Edited by Gerry, 28 November 2010 - 18:20.
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#2 EHLawyer

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Posted 22 May 2006 - 15:20

This is a great idea, and much appreciated. Unfortunately, the "smoothing" links both lead nowhere.

[ed: That's fixed now - Gerry]

Edited by Gerry, 02 July 2006 - 14:50.


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Posted 22 May 2006 - 18:32

da book by frank dubiel heads the pack in terms of utility, plus it is a classic.

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Posted 23 May 2006 - 01:06

da book by frank dubiel heads the pack in terms of utility, plus it is a classic.

I second the motion. No book is perfect, even Frank's, but Da Book is the one piece of literature anyone who wants to work on pens should absolutely have.
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Posted 23 May 2006 - 23:37

Richard - I bought Da Book after reading about it on your site - thanks for the steady flow of information & advice, it really is appreciated.
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Posted 29 May 2006 - 23:04

Gerry,

I would recommend listing the real name for Da Book, too:

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The Complete Guide to Repair and Restoration

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Posted 17 June 2006 - 01:12

Is there a guide to repairing the old mechanical pencils?

Thanks,
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#8 Gerry

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Posted 17 June 2006 - 04:00

Don't know of one - would appreciate anyone identifying info sources they know of. I did a search on FPN for Mechanical Pencils, and didn't find any specific repair related info other than identification of jammed leads as being the most frequent cause of problems (DWL I think).

Thanks,

Gerry

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Posted 15 November 2006 - 02:47

I am not aware of a comprehensive single volume on the repair of pencils, but many manufacturers published their own factory repair manuals for the use of their dealers or authorized repair stations back in the day. I can't attest to what other manufacturers put out, but Eversharp (Wahl-Eversharp) did make and send out repair manuals for their pens AND pencils. My library includes a good number of these, mostly from 1923 on the traditional eversharps and then again from the period 1937-8 through about 1948. I have to believe that this type of material exists from other manufacturers as well.

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Posted 19 November 2006 - 09:14

Hello Everyone

The above is a terrific resource and much appreciated. Whilst it is useful to those in America, perhaps it would be nice to see a companion list for Europe. Any chance we could put one of those together?

WANTED: Specialists in...

Nib Repair / Smoothing / Adjusting - Sac / Piston Repair and Replacement, Etc.

Testimonials would be useful, too.

Just a thought.

Regards,

Nick

(Edited typo)

Edited by doctorcornelius, 19 November 2006 - 09:21.

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Posted 19 November 2006 - 18:33

I am not aware of a comprehensive single volume on the repair of pencils, but many manufacturers published their own factory repair manuals for the use of their dealers or authorized repair stations back in the day. I can't attest to what other manufacturers put out, but Eversharp (Wahl-Eversharp) did make and send out repair manuals for their pens AND pencils. My library includes a good number of these, mostly from 1923 on the traditional eversharps and then again from the period 1937-8 through about 1948. I have to believe that this type of material exists from other manufacturers as well.

Syd the Wahlnut

Thanks for the reminder Syd. I have a copy of the Pen Fanciers Club (PFC) compilation of repair manuals for Sheaffer Parker and Eversharp - and indeed, there is some info there about the pencils.

Thanks,

Gerry

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Posted 19 November 2006 - 18:48

Hello Everyone

The above is a terrific resource and much appreciated. Whilst it is useful to those in America, perhaps it would be nice to see a companion list for Europe. Any chance we could put one of those together?

WANTED: Specialists in...

Nib Repair / Smoothing / Adjusting - Sac / Piston Repair and Replacement, Etc.

Testimonials would be useful, too.

Just a thought.

Regards,

Nick

(Edited typo)

Thank you Nick.

There are many reasons for some reluctance to offer a list of repairers complete with 'ratings'. Some of them were discussed elsewhere in this forum. I am willing to consider establishing one that lists known repairers in each country however. I would certainly prefer if the names were added as a recommendation from a satisfied customer, but that shouldn't be a necessary factor.

We need to start this topic in the regular forum, perhaps asking for testimonials, and if there is a good response, We'll consider adding it to the pinned list of topics here...

Regards,

Gerry

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Posted 19 November 2006 - 20:00

Hi Gerry

Thanks for your response. I'd offer to help, but I'm a bit new to all this - which, of course, is why I asked for the list in the first place!

Also, it should drum up some business for those who wish to be on the list, which can't be a bad thing.

Cheers,

Nick
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Posted 19 November 2006 - 22:41

Hello Everyone

The above is a terrific resource and much appreciated. Whilst it is useful to those in America, perhaps it would be nice to see a companion list for Europe. Any chance we could put one of those together?

WANTED: Specialists in...

Nib Repair / Smoothing / Adjusting - Sac / Piston Repair and Replacement, Etc.

Testimonials would be useful, too.

Just a thought.

Regards,

Nick

(Edited typo)

Hi Nick,
There are over a dozen repair people/repair services in the U.K. in this handy list of links on Penhero.com:
http://www.penhero.c...s_PenRepair.htm

Edited by Gerry, 28 November 2010 - 18:26.

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Posted 20 November 2006 - 15:51

Hello Maja

Thanks very much for that. Whilst the Penhero site is, in itself, a terrific resource, I was rather hoping we could get a simplified list onto FPN (which is, after all, the best resource of all!). What I'm asking for is a sort of handy 'quick-reference', though comprehensive, affair that people over on this side of the Atlantic could use to help them find repair people.

Best regards,

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Posted 12 February 2009 - 22:13

Hello Maja

Thanks very much for that. Whilst the Penhero site is, in itself, a terrific resource, I was rather hoping we could get a simplified list onto FPN (which is, after all, the best resource of all!). What I'm asking for is a sort of handy 'quick-reference', though comprehensive, affair that people over on this side of the Atlantic could use to help them find repair people.

Best regards,

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 21:33

Great list of repair information, but do you not know about the latest book on pen repair?

It is called 'Pen Repair' and is by Jim Marshall and Laurence Oldfield. In three parts, it deals with the basics of pen repair (including some data on pencils), specific pens (mostly US and UK pens) and specialist techniques. The book is in full colour and the text is centred around high resolution photographs of dismantled pens.

It is available through penpractice.com

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Posted 17 March 2009 - 12:22

Great list of repair information, but do you not know about the latest book on pen repair?

It is called 'Pen Repair' and is by Jim Marshall and Laurence Oldfield. In three parts, it deals with the basics of pen repair (including some data on pencils), specific pens (mostly US and UK pens) and specialist techniques. The book is in full colour and the text is centred around high resolution photographs of dismantled pens.

It is available through penpractice.com

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I did a full review of it here when it first came out last year. I guess we need to update the pinned list....

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Posted 29 April 2011 - 18:43

Where can I find basic repair information regarding restoring a piston filling mechanism?
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Posted 17 July 2011 - 02:41

I have a Stipula fountain pen that I've had for 7 years. It has started skipping, the cap split and the cap ring fell off...lost. Where do I send it for repairs? Italy? Where do I obtain a performa to send with the pen? Thanks.






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