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Dunhill Ad2000 Repair

dunhill ad2000 nib repair gold medium converter

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#1 aytri

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Posted 05 March 2014 - 23:22

Hi all,

I've recently acquired what I believe to be a Dunhill AD2000.

It wasn't the best writer, so I flushed it with water and took it apart for a good soaking. Whilst flushing, I noticed the converter seemed to "stick" a little and was reluctant to take up water.

It also has a medium gold nib, which is slightly bent.

The pen WILL write - I just get the feeling it could be a lot better if I could fix these little niggles :)

So two questions really:

1. Where can I buy a new converter? I'm sure they'll only be a couple of quid so I figure it's worth replacing.

2. Is it possible to buy a replacement nib for this pen? If so, from where? I'd ideally like an italic nib. If not, the other alternative is sending it to a nibmeister. I'm reluctant to try to fix it myself, as a: I'm clumsy, b: I simply don't know enough about how to do it, and c: (most importantly) the pen has sentimental value.

I'd assume it's going to be cheaper just to buy a new nib if they're readily available, but if not, recommendations for someone in the UK who might be able to improve the nib (and maybe convert it to an italic) would be appreciated!

Any advice you have would be greatly appreciated.

Many thanks,
aytri

Edited by aytri, 05 March 2014 - 23:25.


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#2 RMN

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Posted 06 March 2014 - 01:29

Hi, I can answer 1 question for you.

 

The Dunhill AD2000 was made in collaboration with Pilot. So any Pilot converter and the Pilot cartridges will do. I believe the AD2000 cam with the fabulous CON70 pump converter (you have to pump the ink up by pushing the button on it. Great system, but flushes awkward.

 

I have been looking for an AD2000 myself, but so far have not found a suitable one (I am not actively searching, low funds...)

 

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#3 aytri

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Posted 06 March 2014 - 18:18

I'm surprised to find that you can't easily buy a new nib. I've looked and looked but I'm not getting anywhere! My Lamy Safari... no problem :)

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Posted 06 March 2014 - 19:14

I'm surprised to find that you can't easily buy a new nib. I've looked and looked but I'm not getting anywhere! My Lamy Safari... no problem :)

The Lamy Safari is a current model. The AD2000 is from the time Dunhill worked with Pilot, with Pilot sized cartridges and converter. Today Dunhill works with Montblanc. Their standard converters these days are the shape of the MB ones, minus the coil inside.

 

Pilot just does not make these beautiful nibs any more, so any nib you want to buy must come from another pen. By the way, Pilot had a similar project with Cross, where the produced the fabulous Verve nibs.

 

 

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Posted 06 March 2014 - 19:28

So it sounds like I need to send it to someone for repair. Anyone have any recommendations for someone in the UK who could do it for a reasonable price?

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Posted 06 March 2014 - 20:15

So it sounds like I need to send it to someone for repair. Anyone have any recommendations for someone in the UK who could do it for a reasonable price?

Oxonian? If he is available... I hear his PM box here on FPN was full the other day and no other means of communication known (to me at least)

 

 

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#7 aytri

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Posted 10 March 2014 - 16:18

Well I've sent it off to Oxonian. I'm sure it will come back working nicely!

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Posted 10 March 2014 - 20:29

Bring it back to Dunhill
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#9 aytri

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Posted 10 March 2014 - 20:31

It's out of warranty. I rang them, and they wanted a fortune just to look at it. Jokers. I'm sure Oxonian will do just as good a job, if not better.





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