I recently acquired a Visi-Ink FP for £5 on Ebay. On arrival, it's quite nice. I can't see any markings on cap or clip at all. The blind cap to the bulb-filler is marked 'VISI-INK Pat No 439182 Made in England'. That's it. The pen has a Warranted 14CT nib with no other markings. Dipped, the nib is quite nice, although the tines are misaligned.
There was some of the bulb of the bulb-filler left but ossified and I can clean that up easily enough, although it'll need a pretty wide-mouthed sac to replace it. The dilemma comes up the other end of the barrel. There is a breather tube which didn't extend into the bulb. I suspect it was broken off at some point (I may have done it when I removed the remains of the bulb), but it was left flush with the bulb end of the barrel. The tube runs up through into the barrel but falls short of the section end, where it looks to have broken off. But looking at the end of the section, I can't see how it would have attached anyway..... It almost looks as if the section itself once had a sac as well....??? There is also a hole drilled through the section 'nipple' from one side to the other.
So, with my poor description and my poorer photos, can anyone tell me about this pen and whether it's possible to repair it?
Edited by Aysedasi, 07 January 2013 - 14:23.