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#1 scrivelry

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Posted 07 November 2013 - 22:45

A Franken-Plumix has come my way - it has one color body, anther color cap, and is missing the nib.

 

Reading carefully on FPN, and calling a supplier or two, it seems that:

 

Pliot does not sell nibs for these pens

 

Pilot Varsity nibs will not work

 

Generic nibs will not work

 

But

 

nibs from Pilot Prera, 78-G, Plumix and Penmanship should be replacements for each other.

 

So... if anyone happens to have  nib for any of these, and no longer has a workable pen to go with it, and would be interested in getting rid of that nib, maybe we can work something out.

 

(I know the pens are not expensive.  It's more the challenge here...)

 

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#2 grainweevil

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Posted 08 November 2013 - 10:20

A nib from Metropolitan/MR would, I believe, also fit. Sorry, don't have a spare. :(  But figured the bigger the potential pool, the better your chances. (And I totally get the challenge aspect; best of luck!)

 

Cheers, Al



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Posted 08 November 2013 - 13:59

I think nibs from the Petit1 pens may also work? They look like they work but I haven't actually tried yet (experimenting is on my to-do list after I smooth the Petit1 nib a bit). If you do wind up buying a pen then I think a Petit1 through JStationery.com is the cheapest option (eBay is surprisingly more expensive).

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#4 scrivelry

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Posted 08 November 2013 - 14:37

A nib from Metropolitan/MR would, I believe, also fit. Sorry, don't have a spare. :(  But figured the bigger the potential pool, the better your chances. (And I totally get the challenge aspect; best of luck!)

 

Cheers, Al

Thank you!

 

The challenge has led to some rather interesting activity this morning.  I can summarize

 

1. My Jewelry wire cutters are not perhaps the best tool for converting  a Pilot Varsity to a stub.

 

2. The search for the Jewelry files led to the discovery of a .Fountain pen and Ball point pen set I'd been looking for

 

3. I'm not about to hang out my shingle as a nib grinder anytime soon, but considering that I was getting no use at all from the Varsity because it was too broad, and that it is now a nicely wet italic nib - even if it is a bit rough - not a total loss...

 

Of course, none of this solved the Plumix nib problem, but...

 

T



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Posted 08 November 2013 - 14:39

I think nibs from the Petit1 pens may also work? They look like they work but I haven't actually tried yet (experimenting is on my to-do list after I smooth the Petit1 nib a bit). If you do wind up buying a pen then I think a Petit1 through JStationery.com is the cheapest option (eBay is surprisingly more expensive).

 

Petit nibs interchange only with the Varsity/Vpen

 

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Stolen: Aurora Optima Demonstrator Red ends Medium nib. Serial number 1216 and Aurora 98 Cartridge/Converter Black bark finish (Archivi Storici) with gold cap. Reward if found. Please contact me if you have seen these pens.

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#6 scrivelry

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Posted 08 November 2013 - 14:48

I think nibs from the Petit1 pens may also work? They look like they work but I haven't actually tried yet (experimenting is on my to-do list after I smooth the Petit1 nib a bit). If you do wind up buying a pen then I think a Petit1 through JStationery.com is the cheapest option (eBay is surprisingly more expensive).

Looking at JStaionery, squinting at both the penmanship nib and the petit nib, they don't look the same.  However, it is an extremely ill wind that blows no good,  since the prices there and the free shipping over 20 dollars have inspired me to consider buying my three nieces petits in their favorite colors, that or preppys.  Along with refills and notebooks from B&N so they can write books.  Because one  has to give a bizarrely unexpected gift every now and then...



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Posted 08 November 2013 - 15:01

Get the Petits. Preppys crack.


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#8 scrivelry

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Posted 09 November 2013 - 21:02

Get the Petits. Preppys crack.

Thank you!

 

Very good info - their mother is not the sort of person who could deal with cracking fountain pens...

 

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Posted 09 November 2013 - 23:27

Thank you!

 

Very good info - their mother is not the sort of person who could deal with cracking fountain pens...

 

T

The nib won't fit since it is a very different type. It is clipped to the feed instead of being set in the section the way the other nibs are set. That said, the Petit is an excellent pen to use. I can try to ask my family and take some pictures to show you that they do not fit if you want.

 

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#10 scrivelry

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Posted 10 November 2013 - 02:08

The nib won't fit since it is a very different type. It is clipped to the feed instead of being set in the section the way the other nibs are set. That said, the Petit is an excellent pen to use. I can try to ask my family and take some pictures to show you that they do not fit if you want.

 

Dillon

Oh that's so nice of you, but not, not necessary.  I can see that they don't, and I can believe it - the idea of getting the Petits for my nieces is another thing entirely and has nothing to do with these nibs - I just thought they were affordable enough that if the girls don't love them, fine, and cute enough to make them try them at least once.

 

No, my crazy search for a nib goes on.  I can make another stab at making a nib from soda bottle plastic - last one dint' work, but practice may make - well, better.  Or I can try to use a feather shaft to see if that will make a useable nib, or I can dig around whatever other sorts of nibs I find in random places to see if one can be made to work well enough...

 

This nib thing is not really about getting this pen to work so much as it is seeing what I can manage. Getting a Pilot nib from Pilot would have been very nice, they don't sell them that way, so brain goes into overdrive.  Maybe crazy, but fairly harmless.

 

But I can' t get over how nice you are, willing to take photos and everything to show me - that's really above and beyond.  I appreciate it, but I already believe you, so I will just thank you most sincerely, and keep looking at the pens that might have  a fitting nib for this project, and only at the Petits and Varsity and so forth for other, different things.

 

Thanks a ton because your willingness to help me really made my evening!

 

T



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Posted 10 November 2013 - 03:08

The petit is really excellent pen and comes in a lot of colors, and I'm sure they would enjoy them very much. I hope you can find a nib for the pen! Of course you could always find another Plumix to take the nib from. They weren't that expensive the last time I checked.

 

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Posted 10 November 2013 - 04:05

I have an extra Plumix nib you can have if you want PM me.



#13 scrivelry

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Posted 11 November 2013 - 03:54

I have an extra Plumix nib you can have if you want PM me.

How lovely of you!  I have pm'd

 

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#14 scrivelry

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Posted 15 November 2013 - 04:25

The nib tguk911 so kindly and generously sent me is installed and the pen is writing!  Thanks to him and to all of you for your advice.

T







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