1. Does this pen have a section similar to most others, that can be removed through the gentle application of heat? A relatively close examination of the pen through a loupe did not reveal any obvious seam between the section and the body.
2. Aside from the obvious location of a seal at the open end of the copper cartridge, are there any other seals that will need to be replaced in order to make the pen functional again?
I plan on fashioning a replica of the copper-tube cartridge, either out of copper or brass, the original of which still has the color of a new penny, and some minor deformations. Overall, the pen is in very good condition, still lightly shiny externally, and sports a colorful green band integral to the body. The nib is in excellent shape, with full tipping material and close to a full flex in the M-XXB range. The feed needs to be adjusted slightly, as its tip has separated a wee bit from the spine of the nib. Other than these and a good, light polishing, the pen should be capable of full functioning with a very nice variable line.
Any help and/or guidance would certainly be appreciated. Thanks.
Edited by reedmaven, 28 September 2010 - 05:56.