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#1 Murky

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Posted 28 August 2015 - 11:51

I've purchased this pen a while ago from a local flea shop; does anyone know what model this could be, and from what time period? And also, is there any way to disassemble the piston on these pens?

 

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Posted 28 August 2015 - 12:05

It's a 55x f model, produced in the 50ies/60ies.

It came in 3 sizes: 555, 556 and 557 being the bigger.

To restore it, you have to remove the pin that goes through the turning knob, unscrew the TK in way to have access to the piston rod, which you have to pull out from the rear. Lathe a new cork, install it and reassemble the pen. Allineating the holes in the rod with those in the turning know will allow you to test you patience in the highest level...

#3 Murky

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Posted 28 August 2015 - 12:32

Thank you for the answer Roberto; I have searched a bit further and found this thread: http://www.fountainp...-extra-faceted/

 

Is the section on my pen threaded to the barrel as well? I would very much prefer removing the piston rod just like Hari did.

 

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Posted 28 August 2015 - 13:35

Never opened one from the front so I can't say.

If it is, surely you will need heat to soften the resin Omas used in all pena to avoid leakings

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Posted 28 August 2015 - 13:42

Yeah, I thought I might need to do so...fortunately I'm getting a hang of it, shouldn't have any issues. Thanks!


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Posted 06 November 2015 - 05:01

Beautiful pen! Wish something that good would show up in our antique shops!


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