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#1 caric

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 06:51

I have a Pelikan 400 tortoise from the early 1950s. I posted a review here

Now that I have a bit more experience looking at nibs under magnification, I've discovered the tines on this extra fine nib were out of alignment and the entire tip of the nib itself is crooked and a bit twisted.

I was able to align the tines but the nib is still twisted. Fixing only the alignment leaves the nib very scratchy. Ink flow is very good and I think just as it should be for an EF and even keeps up when I add pressure to my writing to get line variation.It's so scratchy though that I want to get someone to fix it for me.

Not sure what my options are; any recommendations?

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#2 sargetalon

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 11:59

Some possible options would be to source another nib and just exchange.  You could send it out to a nibmeister who should be able to straighten you out.  If you do anything yourself, be careful.  These old ebonite feeds can be very fragile.  Good luck with it.


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Posted 22 March 2014 - 16:07

I have a Pelikan 400 tortoise from the early 1950s. <a href="http://www.fountainp...50-1954-review/">I posted a review here</a>

<a href=http://www.fountainp...r/#entry2906233>Now that I have a bit more experience looking at nibs under magnification</a>, I've discovered the tines on this extra fine nib were out of alignment and the entire tip of the nib itself is crooked and a bit twisted.

I was able to align the tines but the nib is still twisted. Fixing only the alignment leaves the nib very scratchy. Ink flow is very good and I think just as it should be for an EF and even keeps up when I add pressure to my writing to get line variation.It's so scratchy though that I want to get someone to fix it for me.

Not sure what my options are; any recommendations?

 

First remove the nib from the feed. You need to be careful about that.

Then you need to straighten the nib. Lay it on a flat surface to see how much is it bent, and what's the point it needs to be corrected from. It shouldn't take much to fix the bend. Then re-align the tines.


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