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Having Trouble With Quink Cartridge And My P45

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#1 pmitchell82

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Posted 16 July 2015 - 19:23

I bought a 45 on ebay and ordered some Quink long cartridges. They aren't fitting. The ones I bought are on the top. Do I need the cartridge on the bottom? 

 

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#2 carlos.q

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Posted 16 July 2015 - 19:38

I don't have the answer to your question. However if you should ever wish to use a converter with your P45 you can use a Lamy Z26 converter.

#3 swanjun

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Posted 16 July 2015 - 20:29

I've used some cartridges with my P45s and they were more that top shape. I've never seen any that look like the bottom.

 

How are they not fitting? Are they not attaching to the section or are they too long for the barrel?


Edited by swanjun, 16 July 2015 - 20:29.


#4 pmitchell82

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Posted 16 July 2015 - 20:35

They aren't attaching in the section. The cartridges pictured on the bottom look more similar to the converter, so I'm just wondering if the newer cartridge isn't compatible. 



#5 Sasha Royale

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Posted 16 July 2015 - 23:43

The ones on top are the standard Parker cartridges that I have used in several Parker 45's for decades.  Since this pen is new to you, are you certain that everything is intact inside the pen ?  

Might it need cleaning ?  


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#6 pmitchell82

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Posted 17 July 2015 - 00:31

I wish I could get a good pic inside the section. There's a plastic ring inside the section that looks like it would take a skinnier cartridge



#7 bsenn

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Posted 17 July 2015 - 01:09

The carts on the bottom appear to be Lamy. The ones on top should fit. If there is something in the way in the section is it something that broke off a converter sometime in the past?

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#8 pmitchell82

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Posted 17 July 2015 - 01:33

Brian, 

 

I'm beginning to think it's a broken converter. But it really appears to be molded to the plastic internally. I don't know if anyone's ever converted a P45 to an eyedropper...but this is baffling me. 



#9 bsenn

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Posted 17 July 2015 - 02:29

There is some info here showing the collector, shell, and feed: http://pencollect.co.uk/parker45.htm


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#10 GeneralSynopsis

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Posted 17 July 2015 - 04:45

The ones at the bottom are double ended, one end is international sized, the other Parker/Lamy sized. You should be using the end with the blue insert in a Parker.


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#11 pmitchell82

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Posted 17 July 2015 - 10:49

Thanks, everyone. From what I can gather, it's as if there is either a broken converter in the section that I can't get out or this pen is an anomaly of some kind...



#12 Spikey Mike

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Posted 17 July 2015 - 11:44

All of the Parker cartridges and converters SHOULD fit the Parker 45 - but you often come across things stuffed inside the either the section or the barrel. If you can't get what ever it is out soak the pen in luke warm water for a while, sometimes dried ink will act like glue so soaking it should loosen it. Then carefully try to ease it out without damaging the seal.


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#13 pmitchell82

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Posted 17 July 2015 - 17:07

Thanks, Mike, I will definitely do that. 



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Posted 17 July 2015 - 17:25

The ones at the bottom are double ended, one end is international sized, the other Parker/Lamy sized. You should be using the end with the blue insert in a Parker.

 

Cool !    I never encountered these.   Who makes them ?   Thanks.  


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#15 View from the Loft

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Posted 17 July 2015 - 17:30

Cool !    I never encountered these.   Who makes them ?   Thanks.


From memory, I think it is Monteverde.

#16 pmitchell82

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Posted 17 July 2015 - 20:56

FINALLY!!! I worked and prodded and after drilling...yes, drilling (gently :) ) I got out what looks like a broken off converter that was somehow glued into the pen...it smelled like super glue when I was getting it out. Unbelievable. Thank you all



#17 mitto

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Posted 18 July 2015 - 00:34

Good that you saved your pen. Congrats. Now enjoy using your pen.
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