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Vintage Aurora 88 Cap Replacement

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#1 FontisAtramentum

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Posted 06 October 2014 - 21:46

Hello everyone.

I recently bought a vintage Aurora 88 from the 40's. I bought on Ebay from italy because they are hard to find. I paid 100 shipped and arrived 5 days ago.

The description of the pen said that it was in good condition, and only one picture was posted. When I received the pen, it was in a sorry state. I cleaned it , and made the piston work. There was a small hole on the barrell, like the ones in the caps so they can breath. It was curious to me since I have never seen this holes on barrels. Ink came through the hole so I put some silicone grease and problem solved.

The nib is wonderful, it is a medium broad with excellent flex. The ebonite on the tip and blind cap are in great condition. However the cap had some corrosion which I sanded and polished out, but the cap on the left side of thw clip has two normal sized dings that frustrate me. I am very anal with the condition of my vintages, and I just cant ignore this imperfection on the cap.

Is there anyone that have a spare cap from a vintage 88 or 88K that can sell it to me. I dont care if it is gold or silver trimmed. The cap needs to be in great condition with no dings and dents.

Or if someone know anyone a seller or a site that I vould ask if they are willing to sell me a cap.

Thank you everyone!
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Posted 06 October 2014 - 22:10

Ask sanpei (Paolo).


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Posted 07 October 2014 - 06:28

The hole in the barrel is meant to allow the escape of the vacuum that generates when you retract the piston, so you don't want to close it.

 

If inks come from it, it means that the seals needs refurbishment.



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Posted 07 October 2014 - 12:14

Ok, never seen that hole on a piston filler before.
I already contacted Sanpei, but no spare caps .
Thanks for the information!
Vintage: 1910´s Astra Safety Pen. 1920´s Mabie Todd Swan lever filler, Royal Red Hard Rubber, The Eric Pen Woodgrain Ebonite. 1930´s Morrison´s Overlay Filigree, Waterman´s Ideal Thorobred, Conklin Endura. 1940´s Eversharp Skyline, Parker Vacumatic, Aurora 88. 1950´s Conway Stewart 15, Esterbrook J. 1970´s Sheaffer Imperial. 1980´s Cross Century Classic. 1990´s Rotring Newton Lava. Modern: Nakaya Neo Standard, Montblanc Meisterstuck 149, Pelikan Souverän M1000, Omas 360 Vintage, Sailor 1911 Black Luster, Pilot Capless Raden, Pilot Custom 823 FA, Platinum 3776 Maki-e, Namiki Falcon, Lamy 2000, Montegrappa Espressione Duetto, Delta Dolce Vita, Visconti Homo Sapiens Bronze, Stipula Etruria Rainbow, Marlen Aleph, Bexley Poseidon, Franklin-Christoph 02, Namisu Nexus Titanium, Tactile Turn Gist, Karas Kustoms Ink, Twsbi Vac 700, Levenger L-Tech, Filcao Atlantica, Kaweco AC Sport, Lamy Safari. Custom: Scriptorium Pens Idyll, Jonathon Brooks Solar Dust, Newton Pens Eastman, Fisher of Pens Hydra, Romulus Pen Works Snakewood, John Brady Solano, Lyle Ross Pompey, Troy Clark Copper pen, Antiguas Estilográficas Ebonite, Ryan Krusac Legend L14, Aileron pens Tsunami, Edison Pens Collier Amber, Sutra Pens Aquila Octopi, Hooligan Pens Buffalo Celluloid, Yoshi Nakama Snake pen, Kilk Kalem Pandora´s Box, Hakumin Urushi Ao Tamenuri Pearl, Fosfor Pens Islander, Sutra Pen Aquila.

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Posted 07 October 2014 - 12:47

Ok, never seen that hole on a piston filler before.
I already contacted Sanpei, but no spare caps .
Thanks for the information!

 

You may not see it but all piston fillers will need some way to vent the air as the piston is raised and allow air in as the piston is lowered.  As mentioned above, if ink is coming out then the piston seal is leaking and needs service.


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Posted 07 October 2014 - 16:35

And be careful that 88 and 88k caps are not interchangeable as the pens' diameter is different :-)



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Posted 08 October 2014 - 15:30

Ok! Thanks for the input
Vintage: 1910´s Astra Safety Pen. 1920´s Mabie Todd Swan lever filler, Royal Red Hard Rubber, The Eric Pen Woodgrain Ebonite. 1930´s Morrison´s Overlay Filigree, Waterman´s Ideal Thorobred, Conklin Endura. 1940´s Eversharp Skyline, Parker Vacumatic, Aurora 88. 1950´s Conway Stewart 15, Esterbrook J. 1970´s Sheaffer Imperial. 1980´s Cross Century Classic. 1990´s Rotring Newton Lava. Modern: Nakaya Neo Standard, Montblanc Meisterstuck 149, Pelikan Souverän M1000, Omas 360 Vintage, Sailor 1911 Black Luster, Pilot Capless Raden, Pilot Custom 823 FA, Platinum 3776 Maki-e, Namiki Falcon, Lamy 2000, Montegrappa Espressione Duetto, Delta Dolce Vita, Visconti Homo Sapiens Bronze, Stipula Etruria Rainbow, Marlen Aleph, Bexley Poseidon, Franklin-Christoph 02, Namisu Nexus Titanium, Tactile Turn Gist, Karas Kustoms Ink, Twsbi Vac 700, Levenger L-Tech, Filcao Atlantica, Kaweco AC Sport, Lamy Safari. Custom: Scriptorium Pens Idyll, Jonathon Brooks Solar Dust, Newton Pens Eastman, Fisher of Pens Hydra, Romulus Pen Works Snakewood, John Brady Solano, Lyle Ross Pompey, Troy Clark Copper pen, Antiguas Estilográficas Ebonite, Ryan Krusac Legend L14, Aileron pens Tsunami, Edison Pens Collier Amber, Sutra Pens Aquila Octopi, Hooligan Pens Buffalo Celluloid, Yoshi Nakama Snake pen, Kilk Kalem Pandora´s Box, Hakumin Urushi Ao Tamenuri Pearl, Fosfor Pens Islander, Sutra Pen Aquila.





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