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Need Laban Celebration Nib Part Number

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#1 AV8R210

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 13:49

I have a Laban Celebration Oyster that has a badly corroded steel nib. Can anyone provide me with the Laban nib part number for a medium and/or broad nibs? I searched the forums but did not turn anything up. Also, does the Celebration have the same cap top seal issues the Mento seems to have? THANKS!

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Posted 25 September 2013 - 15:50

For the sake of future viewers of this thread, here is the answer: a Laban #5 nib will fit a Laban Celebration fountain pen. The bigger question then becomes "where can you buy one?"

 

If you go to ebay.co.uk and search that site for "Laban fountain pen nib" you will find a seller, Andreas, of a1-cufflinks, from Nicosia, Cypress. Well, at least as of September, 2013 he was on the UK eBay site.

 

No big surprise, but the Laban nibs are made by Bock in Germany. Andreas sells them for about USD20.00 (actually11.95 UK Pounds) including shipping. Add another USD 3.12 if you want faster shipping.

 

I bought two, a M and a B, but he also offers F. He also carries Laban #3 and #4 nibs. You even can get a #3 in 14k gold. He has a 99.6% positive score on over 5200 Ebay feedbacks.

 

For the sake of full disclosure, I do not work for him nor have I ever bought anything from him until today. I thought that other Laban owners who need new nibs may want this information, as it took me a lot of digging to find someone who could tell me which nib I needed and who sells the nibs.

 

I will report back to this thread when I get the nibs and get one installed and inked.


Edited by AV8R210, 25 September 2013 - 15:53.

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Posted 25 September 2013 - 19:20

BTW, I did get a reply from Laban. They sell the nib and plastic section for $30, but in the newer colors for their newer pens. Send $30 check and info containing return address,  Laban model and color you have, and requested nib size (F,M,B) to:

 
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Laban Pen Corp.
1310 E Orangethorpe Ave.
Fullerton,CA 92831

 

(I don't work for Laban either. Again, this was posted in September, 2013 ...if you are reading this in 2015, your mileage may vary.)


Edited by AV8R210, 26 September 2013 - 00:03.

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 18:41

Cyprus, not Cypress. Jees. I've obviously been in the swamps of Florida too long. (Although one school of thought is that the island was named for that tree).


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