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#1 Alexcat

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Posted 11 May 2015 - 15:05

Im a fan of the Parker 51, and have several. One, however, no mater which ink I use, always is a very 'wet' writer; it has a medium nib. I don't have this with the others, nothing about this one looks or feels different, and I have tried different inks, and papers, but don't know what the problem is....though a wet writer isn't a problem as such, this is just a little bit too much on the wet side for me.

Grateful for any thoughts or suggestions
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#2 Arcadian

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Posted 11 May 2015 - 15:33

I actually have a similar problem. I have two  Aeros and one vacumatic 51, and the vac 51 lays down so much ink it almost seems like the poor pen has an arterial bleeding! It functions perfectly in every other respect, and doesn't leak in any way. Hitherto I thought it might just be an intentional difference between the aeros and the vacs, but seing your post makes me unsure.

 

It would be great to hear from anyone who has faced - and overcome - the same problem.

 

 

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Posted 11 May 2015 - 15:40

I recently purchased a Parker 51 (used ofc) and that one was very, very dry. I manually adjusted the nib. I am assuming that the original owners ordered it that way?



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Posted 12 May 2015 - 01:37

Im a fan of the Parker 51, and have several. One, however, no mater which ink I use, always is a very 'wet' writer; it has a medium nib. I don't have this with the others, nothing about this one looks or feels different, and I have tried different inks, and papers, but don't know what the problem is....though a wet writer isn't a problem as such, this is just a little bit too much on the wet side for me.

Grateful for any thoughts or suggestions
Alex

 

I have a simple solution for you Alex - send it to me. I have been wanting a 51 for quite a while, and I love wet writing pens! ;)


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Posted 12 May 2015 - 02:00

Send it to a PRO to be adjusted.  I say pro because the front hood has to be removed to access the nib, and to do the nib adjustments.  And removing the hood is not a simple task for most of us.  It is somewhat easy for a pro, but to me, as a learning amateur I have still to manage to remove my first hood.  Remember, you want to remove the hood without damaging the pen.  It is the "without damaging the pen" part that is difficult.  I already have a few pens in my AW SH*T box.  I don't want to add a 51 to that box.


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Posted 12 May 2015 - 02:15

There are several of the pro's here, but ac12 is right. You don't want to screw one up...

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Posted 12 May 2015 - 03:09

Thank you all....(JimCouch, to use the wonderful 'double positive' of my native city of a Glasgow, "Aye, right!".....heh...)..,.going for some nib adjustment seems like the best thing, and I have another 51 which is a wee bit 'off centre' in the hood, so I could get them both seen to at the same time.

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#8 JimCouch

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Posted 12 May 2015 - 05:31

Thank you all....(JimCouch, to use the wonderful 'double positive' of my native city of a Glasgow, "Aye, right!".....heh...)..,.going for some nib adjustment seems like the best thing, and I have another 51 which is a wee bit 'off centre' in the hood, so I could get them both seen to at the same time.

Alex

 

Aye, it was worth a try! I guess I am just going to have to break down and buy a 51 one of these days.


Jim Couch Portland, OR





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