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Montblanc Dostoevsky And Wilde (Broken Piston/fillers) Photos

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#1 PFM 5

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Posted 16 August 2015 - 00:11

Hello, so after years of "sobriety" from my pen addiction I've gone into a MB writers edition binge. The result of one of these binges was an apparently un-inked (Boxes/papers) Dostoevsky which I received with a broken piston. I attempted to then drown my sorrows with my Oscar Wilde which I've had for many years and the entire piston assembly came off. So the Dostoevsky has been shipped back to the seller while the Oscar Wilde will probably be visiting his birthplace in Germany. By the way I took a photo of the "precious resin" of the Wilde. It appears to be a thin acrylic or maybe celluloid acetate with a solid inner liner (What do you guys and gals think).

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#2 Dr. Eriko

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Posted 16 August 2015 - 21:19

Hello. I am not expert, but it looks just like another "do it yourself" work.  The first pen , it does not look brooken to my unexpert eyes. It looks like you need to assembly the piston again. The second pen, just screw it in its place again. But you will need to use one special tool for the piston knob of the pens.

Please do not worry, you can find a few post in this forum about the special tool, and the guidance to repair your pens by yourself.

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Posted 17 August 2015 - 00:25

Hello Dr. Eriko, thank you for the feedback. I bought the Dostoevsky from a seller who said that it was "new/unused" so I rather get my money back and not have to fool with it. With regards to the Oscar Wilde, I rather send it to the factory since I have no experience servicing Montblanc pens. I have no problem changing an ink bladder or using a knock off block to take out a nib from a Sheaffer's Flattop but working on piston fillers is beyond my pay grade.

All the best!

Jose Garcia

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Posted 17 August 2015 - 02:31

The binde is acrylic, not celluloid.

 

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Posted 17 August 2015 - 03:33

The binde is acrylic, not celluloid.
 
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I asked this question because the new Astoria Goliath is made from what appears to be the same material and is described as Celluloid Acetate.

Thanks!

Jose

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Posted 17 August 2015 - 04:02

I asked this question because the new Astoria Goliath is made from what appears to be the same material and is described as Celluloid Acetate.

 

Jose,

 

The former president of Montblanc told me that German law prohibits manufacturing with that material because of its volatility.  However, that doesn't prevent manufacture of Montblanc pens in other countries (e.g., Italy) where production of celluloid pens continues (e.g., Omas celluloid pens).  It would be interesting to follow this up.

 

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Posted 17 August 2015 - 04:12

Jose,
 
The former president of Montblanc told me that German law prohibits manufacturing with that material because of its volatility.  However, that doesn't prevent manufacture of Montblanc pens in other countries (e.g., Italy) where production of celluloid pens continues (e.g., Omas celluloid pens).  It would be interesting to follow this up.
 
Fred


Hello Fred, here is the info and photos on the Astoria Goliath which is described as cellulose acetate http://www.fountainp...-pearl-edition/

This is acetate and not nitrate which really the volatile type of celluloid!

Jose

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Posted 17 August 2015 - 04:18

Hello Fred, here is the info and photos on the Astoria Goliath which is described as cellulose acetate http://www.fountainp...-pearl-edition/

This is acetate and not nitrate which really the volatile type of celluloid!

Jose


By the way Fred, the material (at least visually)looks exactly the same as the Oscar Wilde. The new Astoria is produced in Germany by a former MB employee.

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Posted 17 August 2015 - 11:37

This is acetate and not nitrate which really the volatile type of celluloid!

 

Ah!  I must learn more about celluloids.

 

Fred



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Posted 17 August 2015 - 15:12

Nice pens; I hope you'll get your Wilde back soon.

 

@Fred: usually only plastic made from nitrocellulose and camphor is refered to as "celluloid". Cellulose acetate was and still is a safer and more easy to handle replacement plastic for celluloid which is still used today e.g by Pelikan for their colored and striped bindes.

 

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Posted 17 August 2015 - 16:02

Nice pens; I hope you'll get your Wilde back soon.

 

@Fred: usually only plastic made from nitrocellulose and camphor is refered to as "celluloid". Cellulose acetate was and still is a safer and more easy to handle replacement plastic for celluloid which is still used today e.g by Pelikan for their colored and striped bindes.

 

Cheers

 

Thank you Michael, by the way do you think that the binde on the Wilde is celluloid acetate?

 

                                     Jose



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Posted 17 August 2015 - 17:49

I don't know but absolutely trust Max from Astoria in what he is saying.

 

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Posted 18 August 2015 - 23:19

Hello Dr. Eriko, thank you for the feedback. I bought the Dostoevsky from a seller who said that it was "new/unused" so I rather get my money back and not have to fool with it. With regards to the Oscar Wilde, I rather send it to the factory since I have no experience servicing Montblanc pens. I have no problem changing an ink bladder or using a knock off block to take out a nib from a Sheaffer's Flattop but working on piston fillers is beyond my pay grade.

All the best!

Jose Garcia

 

 

Good Luck Jose García.

Please let me know when your pen is back from Germany.

Regards.


Please excuse my poor english, but it is not my mothern language and maybe it is wrong my grammar. Any Suggestions are welcome.





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