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#1 Delivered

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Posted 24 March 2015 - 16:36

I received an ASA Genuis fountain pen. I filled the pen with ink and dipped the nib to assist in initiating ink flow. Pen worked great until the dipped ink ran out. I realized no ink was flowing from the barrel through the section to the nib. I soaked the section in a little soapy water and flushed it well. Still no change. Last night I laid the pen on my desk at a slight angel with the nib downward. When I awoke this morning I tried the pen and dry as a bone. My next step is to remove the nib and feed. Question is I do not know whether the stock factory nib is a friction fit or screw in nib? I am assuming it is friction fit but like to verify that before attempting to disengage it from the section. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

 

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Posted 24 March 2015 - 17:11

Hi David, sorry to hear of your troubles. Quick question: did you get the stock nib, or a German nib? And, is your pen ED filled? If so, your nib is probably friction-fit. But before you try to remove it, you might want to floss a little between the tines, and between the nib and the feed. Also, I'd try to not only soak in soapy water but forcefully flush the solution through the section and nib. Good luck! And let us know if that helps.


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Posted 24 March 2015 - 17:19

Yes it was not the German nib so it is friction fit. I received a detailed email from Mr. Subramaniam and believe this evening I will be able to address the issues. I will let you know how it progresses. This is my second Genius pen. While much shorter than the typical ebonite pen. It is easy to carry and write with. The first is with me every day. I will also be going home for a short period of time and will soak the nib for a while longer.

 

Thanks for your response.

 

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Posted 25 March 2015 - 00:38

Soaked pen for about four hours today. Rinsed it off and everything is fine. Many thanks. Deiivered



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Posted 25 March 2015 - 01:29

Good news, thanks for sharing. Enjoy your pen! Since this is your second, you already know they are great little pens!


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Posted 10 February 2017 - 11:27

Hello everyone. I got two of these pens few days ago. They have stock nib. After I ink them they work fine as long as I write using them. But when I keep them in my pocket for about say 1 hour they don't start immediately. I need give some jerks and then they start working. Is this thing normal? I don't like it though.



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Posted 10 February 2017 - 16:16

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Call me over-cautious if you will, I tend to disassemble and clean all the pens that comes into my possession, new or used; the traces of oils hiding in the innards would be the main culprit that causes poor ink flow. Besides I also take that opportunity to get the parts fitted together with higher precision, and if necessary, tune up the nib and heat-set the feed as well. Perhaps your pen could benefit from this procedure?


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Posted 10 February 2017 - 17:17

Have you read the thread about priming an eyedropper pen here?It really should be pinned. Fill the pen and do it up. Hold prn nib down an then unscrew the barrel again half way and do it up again. This should squirt a little ink out and prime nib so be careful but then you should be ready to go :)

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