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#1 eckiethump

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Posted 06 November 2011 - 18:51

Been very busy lately and my work bench will become clear in the very near future. So I'll be taking work on with a fairly quick turn around for all but cosmetic repair work, where curing times are involved. Prices as below remain competitive and references if required can be provided. My spares stock is quite comprehensive and for use during a repair, so even though your pen may be incomplete, I could possibly provide the parts to finish it, as part of a repair.
1. Basic lever and Button all standard brandsfiller £12
2. Parker Vacumatic, Parker 51 and modern Parker£15
3. Sheaffer touchdown filler £15. SheafferSnorkel pens including PFM £18
4. Sheaffer Vac fill, using 'O' ring and closurewasher for barrel seal and Sheaffer specification rod seal material £18
5. Cork sealedpiston fill pens including Montblanc146/149, Pelikan and Soennecken £22
6. Onoto plunger filler pens £18
7. Swan leverless £18
8. Swan Visofill both types, parts for these arevery scarce if required £28
9. Blackbird Topfiller £28
10. Stephens button filler £24
11. Mentmore button filler £18
12. Piston fill pens where piston rod has to berebuilt to service £28
13. De-ding of Parker 51 caps £8
14. Cap lip cracks start at £6
15. Engraving removal start at £10
16. Re-blackening a BHR m/c pens complete £15
17. Riveting Waterman clips £15
18. Dunn piston pens £22
19. Ford patent pen £28
20. Gold solder nib cracks £10
21. Fitting new lever to Conway Stewart andsimilar pens £8
22. Tightening or fitting new cap bands £6 &£8, cap band supplied by customer
23. Oxidisation removal on cap buttons, sectionsper piece £4 barrels caps £10
24 Re-build cap lip to badlychipped or cracked to repair original £18
25 Seal Japenese eyedropper type pens £2
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Not comprehensive on all makes, but hopefully I can help out with any types of pens not listed here

Eric

Edited by eckiethump, 06 November 2011 - 18:53.

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Posted 02 January 2017 - 14:35

Hi Eric,

appreciate this is a long time ago - but thought Id give it a shot - are you still taking on pen repairs ?

 

Nothing to earth shattering Im afraid - I was into pen collecting about 15-20 years ago and then left it and so have a number that need resacs etc.. Vacs, duo fold etc... 

 

If I don't hear back  - completely understand.

 

Best Wishes

 

Simon


Edited by Spoony, 02 January 2017 - 14:35.


#3 eckiethump

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Posted 03 January 2017 - 10:02

Yes, I plan to be very active in pen repair his year, contact details sent by messenger.

Eric


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Posted 07 January 2017 - 15:15

I too would be very interested in having a pen fixed :) From what I can tell, you're the only one I've heard of who has repaired a similar one.

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Posted 22 January 2017 - 09:44

Hi I just had 3 pens repaired by Eric (Eckiethump)  and it has been an excellent service from start to finish.  It was for 2 vacumatics late 30s/40s - speedlines and also a Parker Duofold Senior 1928.  

I contact him via FPN and he was very helpful.  Sent the pens off and got a report on what was required - services and some cosmetic work Eric spotted -  he provided the cost (very reasonable) and timescales - I got the pens back about 1-2 weeks later.  Im delighted - I cant stop using them - I can imagine this is how they were when new. He also included a hand written  note about each pen:  its age any issues - I never knew all this detail.  Apparently my large Vacumatic has 2 tone flex nib which is rare - I haven't stopped writing with this one.  

Im not a commercial collector - I just love beautiful pens that inspire me both in physically writing and the ideas that spring from  having a piece of history/art in my hand. Thank you - will send the next 3 up shortly.   Perfect all round !



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Posted 22 January 2017 - 17:40

Just to say that I'm one of Eric's probably many satisfied customers. 



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Posted 23 January 2017 - 14:29

I don't see mine listed but I will ask anyway. I have an old Aurora 88(50's-60's) with a cork piston seal that needs to be replaced.

Something you might tackle?

#8 eckiethump

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Posted 23 January 2017 - 14:46

Yes, not a problem at all
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#9 eckiethump

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Posted 23 January 2017 - 14:47

Yes, not a problem at all
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Posted 23 January 2017 - 19:13

I'd just like to add my voice to those vouching for Eric's work. It is speedy and superb, both mechanically and cosmetically. A strong recommendation.

 

Ralf



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Posted 24 January 2017 - 21:15

And may this be the best year ever, Eric.


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#12 eckiethump

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Posted 25 January 2017 - 05:50

Thanks Jar, my workshop has been tidied up (those having visited me there, will find that hard to believe), feeling very positive about pen work this year, selling some of my repaired accumulation, but only at pen shows.

Eric


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Posted 28 April 2017 - 02:56

My 50's Aurora 88 has just come back from Eric and it is working beautifully.

Great work.

Thank you.

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Posted 20 November 2017 - 16:54

I have a Sheaffer PFM transparent demonstrator. The main body seems to be in excellent condition and is fully functional. However, the cap is internally dirty with a small crack just below the clip.

 

Is there anything you think you can do to the pen to improve it's look? Are there replacement caps available?

 

I have a picture of the body and cap but cannot see how to attach them here.

 

Thank you,

 

Simon



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Posted 20 November 2017 - 17:06

This is quite an old thread Simon, I will see if I have Eric's email address and forward it to you by PM.

 

If you are in the North and can get to Sheffield for this Sunday I think he will be at the Yorkshire Pen show.

 

In the meantime I will see if I can find his email


Edited by Parkette, 20 November 2017 - 17:09.


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Posted 20 November 2017 - 18:11

Eric's name, email address and telephone number is on this web-site


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#17 eckiethump

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Posted 21 November 2017 - 00:26

I have a Sheaffer PFM transparent demonstrator. The main body seems to be in excellent condition and is fully functional. However, the cap is internally dirty with a small crack just below the clip.
 
Is there anything you think you can do to the pen to improve it's look? Are there replacement caps available?
 
I have a picture of the body and cap but cannot see how to attach them here.
 
Thank you,
 
Simon

Without seeing the pen, I would say there is not much that can be done to a demonstrator cap in this condition regarding internal cleaning,ones I have seen are painted? inside to hide the metal inner cap, which I would not attempt to remove on a demonstrator pen. Spare parts,would be like finding the proverbial hens teeth.
I will be at the Sheffield show this sunday and look forward.to saying hello to a number of people.
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