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#1 usk15

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Posted 12 January 2014 - 10:09

Hi

 

I have a Parker Duofold Senior aerometric from 50's. Is nothing wrong with the pen, but i would like to change the nib from medium/broad to a fine tip. So I'm asking you guys how can I remove the nib and what nib should I get to replace. I would like a fine smooth nib, not flexible, not important if is not Parker.

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#2 Lyander0012

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Posted 12 January 2014 - 10:25

If you want a finer nib, then the solution's as simple as sending the pen off to your nearest nibmeister to have the tipping material ground down to the width of your preference! It's increasing stroke width that's a bit of an issue (because you'll have to add tipping material to the nib, on top of having to smoothen it out).

 

Hmm, there are a lot of meisters who are based in the UK, from what I can remember, so I don't think you'll have any trouble there.

 

 

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Posted 12 January 2014 - 12:26

Personally I would leave your pen exactly as it is and buy something else, you are likely to do more harm than good.


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Posted 12 January 2014 - 12:31

Greetings Usk15,

the nib in your pen is friction fit, you have to pull out to be removed.

Regards,

René.



#5 Paul80

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Posted 12 January 2014 - 12:43

Or if its been in there from new, it will probably need to be Knocked out, at all depends on how tight it is v how strong your grip is.

 

But as others have said, as you are in the UK and these pens don't have a high value in the UK go on ebay and pick up another pen with the correct nib, it will be cheaper than having your nib ground finer and you will have a pen to sell to fund the new purchase if you need to.

 

English Aerometic Duofolds rarely sell for more than £30 on eBay UK and often a lot less, the button filler versions sell for a bit more but not much, the New Style Duofolds (NS) are not as sort after as the flat top ones.

 

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Posted 12 January 2014 - 17:20

Thank you everybody for quick reply!

I don't want to sell/buy another one(it's not worth..), I will not send it to a nibmeister, probably after drying out I will soak it and try to replace the nib. Does anybody know a good fine nib where to buy? At least what size...or what should I look for?



#7 usk15

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Posted 31 January 2014 - 14:44

After soaking the section for 24 hours I manage to pull the nib and feed out, by holding them with a piece of robber. Be careful when you do that to not break the breath tube!

Now I want to know what nib I need to buy, because I don't have a clue. Like in my first post I'm looking for a fine firm nib (probably steel), no matter the manufacturer. Also where to look for this nibs, where they are for sale?







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