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#1 sidthecat

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Posted 23 January 2015 - 18:40

I bought a Carter's ringtop about a month ago and I've been wearing it to the office. This morning, as I was walking to my office, the pen literally fell apart: the barrel broke at the threads and a large chip fell out of the cap - all at once. I can only assume that the plastic came very suddenly to the end of its natural span, but I really like the nib. 

 

Has anyone had this happen? I imagine that people dealing with early polymers encounter this sort of thing fairly often. I don't really think it's repairable, so I may try to find a modern pen to fit the nib. Any suggestions?



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Posted 26 January 2015 - 00:08

I do not personally own one, but a good friend of mine has the Coral Ringtop and he uses it almost every day with no problem. Perhaps the pen was neglected before you purchased it? I have never had a pen fall apart "all of a sudden" without some prior cause. Still, depending on the model, these pens can get pricey. If you like the nib, try to find another pen to put it in. As for your options, you'll have to figure out what size the nib is and go from there.

 

That must be really disappointing.



#3 sidthecat

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Posted 26 January 2015 - 06:21

It was slightly tragic, since those Superwear nibs are very nice. I got the pen at a very good price from a dealer who sells in the FPN. I'd only blame him for an inability to predict the future, since the pen was perfect when I got it.
BTW, my Waterman Commando just broke cleanly in two while it was quietly lying in my desk drawer. This is unnerving, to say the least.





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