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Soennecken 444 Piston Removal


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#1 ToasterPastry

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 05:18

I have a Soennecken 444 pen, with broken seal. I have removed the nib. But would like to get access to the piston. How is this best removed to replace the seal?
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Posted 26 January 2012 - 03:43

A couple of years ago, I would have received at least 2 or 3 replies. Now nothing. These days if I post a question like "What Noodler's ink goes with Burberry plaid?" or "What's your favorite brown pen?" I'll receive dozens of replies.

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 05:27

A couple of years ago, I would have received at least 2 or 3 replies. Now nothing. These days if I post a question like "What Noodler's ink goes with Burberry plaid?" or "What's your favorite brown pen?" I'll receive dozens of replies. Disappointed.


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Posted 26 January 2012 - 06:26

A couple of years ago, I would have received at least 2 or 3 replies. Now nothing. These days if I post a question like "What Noodler's ink goes with Burberry plaid?" or "What's your favorite brown pen?" I'll receive dozens of replies.

Disappointed.


Well, probably you are right in general. But it may help when you post at least one picture of your pen that people can see what's your problem. I am quite familiar with Soennecken and surely have had one or two 444 in the past. Unfortunately I do not have one currently and can't remember how it works exactly. I don't want to give you wrong advice...

One thing is sure about Soennecken: The piston mechanism can be screwed out from behind.

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 08:17

A couple of years ago, I would have received at least 2 or 3 replies. Now nothing. These days if I post a question like "What Noodler's ink goes with Burberry plaid?" or "What's your favorite brown pen?" I'll receive dozens of replies.

Disappointed.


Well, probably you are right in general. But it may help when you post at least one picture of your pen that people can see what's your problem. I am quite familiar with Soennecken and surely have had one or two 444 in the past. Unfortunately I do not have one currently and can't remember how it works exactly. I don't want to give you wrong advice...

One thing is sure about Soennecken: The piston mechanism can be screwed out from behind.


I do not have a Soennecken but I have a couple of Tower pens. That was the brand name that was used by Soennecken in Sweden. All of these can be dismantled by screwing out the mechanism from behind. The cork sealing is fastened by a cap that also can be screwed out in order to fit a new sealing. The piston mechanism is very sturdy but I would recommend that you soak the pen and use some dry heat before dismantling.

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 07:16

Before you do anything, Soennencken used three different types of piston mechanisms. I believe the 444 piston is of the same era as the 111 and 222 pens and the removal technique is a little different. I'm going by what Laurence Oldfield wrote in his book.

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 08:48

Before you do anything, Soennencken used three different types of piston mechanisms. I believe the 444 piston is of the same era as the 111 and 222 pens and the removal technique is a little different. I'm going by what Laurence Oldfield wrote in his book.


...as I said, a picture would help.

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 11:01

...as I said, a picture would help.


Fully agreed !

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 12:43

Can anyone clarify whether the Soennecken piston mechanism is unscrewed counterclockwise(RH thread) or clockwise(LH thread)?

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 12:46

Can anyone clarify whether the Soennecken piston mechanism is unscrewed counterclockwise(RH thread) or clockwise(LH thread)?


unscrew = counterclockwise

finally found a picture in my archive!

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 13:58

What Noodlers color SHOULD I use when wearing my Burberry Plaid Beret? :roflmho:

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 15:40

Can anyone clarify whether the Soennecken piston mechanism is unscrewed counterclockwise(RH thread) or clockwise(LH thread)?


unscrew = counterclockwise

finally found a picture in my archive!

thank you greatly for the info & photo!

#13 ToasterPastry

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 15:53

Sorry to not get back sooner. Here's my picture of the pen. The nib has been removed, which you don't see anyway. It is press-fit, and with feed, simply pulls out by twisting it back and forth.

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 20:10

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