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#21 fortytwo

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 10:59

I just bought one of these in an unused condition from an old pen shop. Cost me $8.66 (by today's exchange rates). Grey body with a medium nib. Both cap and end are conical.

 

It writes like a charm. And there are two more available with the seller - one black body and another maroon body, both with fine nibs.

 

I should go out and buy the other two, right?



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#22 fortytwo

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 11:00

And jar, these pens are older than I am  :D



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Posted 08 September 2014 - 20:14

Does anyone know if a converter exists for this type of fountain pen (Sheaffer school/student pen)?  I have tried a standard Sheaffer converter, but no luck.  It connects fine, but the issue is that the barrel will not screw back on, as the converter is too long for the pen I have.

 

Thanks in advance if you know of a working converter for these types of pens.

 

John L.

 

 



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Posted 08 September 2014 - 20:17

Does anyone know if a converter exists for this type of fountain pen (Sheaffer school/student pen)?  I have tried a standard Sheaffer converter, but no luck.  It connects fine, but the issue is that the barrel will not screw back on, as the converter is too long for the pen I have.

 

Thanks in advance if you know of a working converter for these types of pens.

 

John L.

 

 

 

The early squeeze type converters might fit but it is a trial and error, unit by unit solution.


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#25 Ernst Bitterman

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Posted 08 September 2014 - 21:08

I either apply a syringe to an old cartridge or put some silicone grease on the threads-- it's an eminently eye-dropper-able pen.


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Posted 16 September 2014 - 15:15

Ernst,

Thank you for the reply. Do you use any "O" rings along with the grease or do you just use grease for this? I would love to start using these again, even if I can find cartridges to work with it. These pens (3) were my grandmothers, so I'm fairly sure they are from the late 60's or early 70's.

Thanks again,
John L.

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Posted 16 September 2014 - 16:48

 

The early squeeze type converters might fit but it is a trial and error, unit by unit solution.

The button convertor should fit but the squeeze convertor may get stuck in the barrel.

The later pens has a squared shaped section, if you look under the nib.  The earlier pens, with the round ends, has a triangular or bow shape.  Apparently the first series of NN pens came with triangle shape but I have not seen one.

There is also a pen with a semi hooded nib similar to the Imperial I.



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Posted 16 September 2014 - 19:18

Ernst,

Thank you for the reply. Do you use any "O" rings along with the grease or do you just use grease for this? I would love to start using these again, even if I can find cartridges to work with it. These pens (3) were my grandmothers, so I'm fairly sure they are from the late 60's or early 70's.
 

 

Just grease.  The threads are fine enough that they can hold the ink back (when greased) without the assistance of an o-ring.


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Posted 18 September 2014 - 02:34

I used the center blue pen in JBBs pix, with the conical ends.

This was 5th or 6th grade, about the mid 60s.

I used a "clear" pen and it was cool to watch the ink moving in the cartridge.


Edited by ac12, 18 September 2014 - 02:35.

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