Jump to content

The Fountain Pen Network uses (functional) cookies. Read the FPN Privacy Policy for more info.  To remove this message, please click here to accept the use of cookies


Registration on the Fountain Pen Network

Dearest Visitor of the little Fountain Pen Nut house on the digital prairie,

Due to the enormous influx of spammers, it is no longer possible to handle valditions in the traditional way. For registrations we therefore kindly and respectfully request you to send an email with your request to our especially created email address. This email address is register at fountainpennetwork dot com. Please include your desired user name, and after validation we will send you a return email containing the validation key, normally wiithin a week.

Thank you very much in advance!
The FPN Admin Team






Photo

Vacuum-Fil (Sheaffer Sub-Brand) Restoration Questions

sheaffer vacuum-fil plunger capsule

  • Please log in to reply
No replies to this topic

#1 quinden

quinden

    Vintage

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 639 posts
  • Flag:

Posted 17 December 2013 - 04:11

Hi everyone, I have a couple of questions on a Vacuum-Fil that I'm working on.  

 

gmberg's post here: http://www.fountainp...-from-sheaffer/

has been very helpful, but my situation is a little different; in his post, the packing unit came out of the pen - in mine, it is still inside.

 

So, here are my questions:

 

1) Would the best method for restoration be to drill out the packing unit, as I have in the Sheaffer Vac-fils that I have restored, or is there some other method I should try? 

 

2) As this is one of the thick-rod pens, should I search for different o-rings to use in the packing unit, or will the o-ring be flexible enough for the larger rod? I am using the ones offered by David Nishimura.

 

I am sure there are other questions I should ask - I'll add them as I go. :) Here are some pictures to (hopefully) add some clarity:

 

fpn_1387253352__vacuumfildis1_800x600.jp

 

The pen, disassembled.

 

fpn_1387253410__vacuumfilcapsule_800x733

 

Closeup of the packing unit


Currently using:Too many pens inked to list, I must cut back! :) I can guarantee there are flighters, urushi, and/or Sheaffer Vac-fillers in the mix!!!

Sponsored Content





Also tagged with one or more of these keywords: sheaffer, vacuum-fil, plunger, capsule



Sponsored Content




|