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Moore Ringtop Without A Ringtop

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#1 sidthecat

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Posted 31 May 2015 - 20:28

There's a nice Moore 72 on ebay, a pretty nib. I collect the sturdy little ringtops, but it looks like the ringtop was pulled off sometime in the dim past, leaving a shallow divot behind.

 

It could be a bargain or a world of hurt. My strategy is to buy a gutted Wahl ringtop (which has a nice ring mechanism - nicer than Waterman's) for cheap, and ask one of my expanding series of pen repairers to try to marry the pieces together. 

 

I'll do a lot for a good nib, but is this an idiotic idea? Please advise.



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Posted 31 May 2015 - 21:32

Early Moore (pre- Maniflex) nibs can be really sweet. Makes good sense to me.

Every year at the LA Pen Show I stop at the Lott brothers' tables and stock up

on parts. That includes nibs, feeds, #10 sacs, a cap or two, and rings for ring- tops.

Every year I buy five, and by October I'm out-of-stock. Gotta up the inventory.

Do you really need someone to do that for you??



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Posted 01 June 2015 - 00:14

Good point - it's a nice nib with a good pen attached to it - assuming we can marry another ring to it.

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Posted 01 June 2015 - 03:39

I'm going to pass on the Moore - I got a Waterman that I like better, with a New York nib. It needs work, too, of course.





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