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Morrison Ring Top Sac Replacement Question

morrison ring top sac sac replacement restoration namiki falcon

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#1 scribe16

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 17:34

Hello there, I just started writing with fountain pens and bought a Namiki Falcon with a fine point and some flexibility. The other day I rediscovered this little Morrison ring top pen that I acquired at a sidewalk sale in Berlin, Germany a couple of years ago. I tested the pen and it seems to write just fine but I have a few questions about restoration that can hopefully be answered here. There is information about this pen company on the internet but I did not find any technical data. 

 

1. I need to install a sac but I also don't want to buy an entire collection of them to find what size fits. Can someone tell me approximately what size sac this pen would need (I'm just looking for a ballpark size) and wether or not the sack should have a neck?

 

2. Am I right in assuming that because the pen writes fine that I don't have to do anything to the nib/feed/section assembly? I feel confident I can replace the sac but I really don't have the skills yet to extract the nib/feed. 

 

3. Is there anything else that I should do to this pen to bring it up to snuff? the inside of the barrel is clear of old rubber but it has some residue on it and the inside of the cap has some old ink but nothing badly crusted. 

 

Thanks,

Scribe16

 

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On the back of a standard business card: the Morrison on the left and the Falcon on the right (note my unrelaxed, shaky hand :wacko: ). 

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#2 anideaweb

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 17:41

A size 16 sac is one of the most common sizes, and the number of the size is based on 64ths of an inch.  So since the sac nub on your section measures a 1/4 inch, it looks like you need a 16.



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Posted 30 October 2013 - 17:44

Also, while you've got the section off, before you resac it, you can flush out the nib and feed with a bulb syringe a a 10% amonia solution.  That will make sure you can any old ink deposits out of there and flowing properly before you ink it up.



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Posted 30 October 2013 - 19:26

Thanks anideaweb, size 16 exactly? should I get a 15 and a 17 to be safe? I will use a standard medical syringe for the flushing as it fits better than my Koh-i-noor bulb syringe and has the benefit of measured markings on the side. 



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Posted 30 October 2013 - 20:24

IT might be worth your while grabbing this here http://pensac-store....t_and_talc.html

(no affiliation, just a customer) the starter combo kit comes with different sac sizes, shellac for attaching the sac, and pure french chalk for coating the sacs. The reason why I suggest this is that although a sac might fit over the nipple of the pens section, the sac itself might not fit into the barrel, or sac protector etc.



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Posted 31 October 2013 - 12:58

Thank you c4bb0ose, that is a nicely priced package with the talc, glue and all sacs. Much appreciated!



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Posted 31 October 2013 - 14:19

http://www.pendemoni...om/sacchart.htm


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#8 scribe16

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Posted 11 December 2013 - 16:40

Thanks to all for the advice. the size 16 sac fit nicely, the nib was clean (nothing came out with the ammonia/water flush), the kit from the pensac store was a great value and had everything i need and the pen now writes like a dream. So now, practicing penmanship and continuing my search for a not too terribly expensive vintage superflex fine nib (The morrison is just not suited for any lettering smaller than 5mm).

 

Thanks again,

 

Scribe16


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Posted 12 December 2013 - 08:25

Thanks to all for the advice. the size 16 sac fit nicely, the nib was clean (nothing came out with the ammonia/water flush), the kit from the pensac store was a great value and had everything i need and the pen now writes like a dream. So now, practicing penmanship and continuing my search for a not too terribly expensive vintage superflex fine nib (The morrison is just not suited for any lettering smaller than 5mm).

 

Thanks again,

 

Scribe16

I would suggest keeping an eye out for old pilot pens with long tines ;)







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