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Visconti Van Gogh Maxi Question

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#1 Toams

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Posted 15 April 2016 - 12:34

Hi all,

 

I have a question about the nib of Visconti Van Gogh Maxi ... the solid yellow version (Yellow Mandarin?).

I have an oportunity to buy this pen almost new for 200€ but it has the fine nib (14K). I tried broad one and it was perfect, little bit stubbish, what I like a lot.

So the question is, which type of nib fits in the Maxi? Is it the screw-in unit or the friction fit nib+feeder in the body?

 

Thanks


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#2 s_t_e_v_e

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Posted 15 April 2016 - 13:02

Those nib units screw into the section. But you can also pull out the nib and feed from the 'jacket' that holds them in place.



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Posted 15 April 2016 - 13:07

Thanks, and the unit is the fat one or the thin one (like in Rembrandts)?


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Posted 15 April 2016 - 13:09

I have a Maxi. s_t_e_v_e beat me to it, but he is correct. You can pull it the nib and feed to change it. However, I have a few Viscontis where the nib and feed are very snug. Had to use rubber gloves to get a good grip and "tease" it out...so be careful.
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Posted 15 April 2016 - 15:50

So in the Maxi, there is no plastic "unit" with the feed and nib together which you could screw into the section?

 

I don´t want to pull the nibs (because of possible risk), I am used to screw units :)


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Posted 15 April 2016 - 18:59

it depends, the early ones had Nib units that cannot be screw out(I think those are adhesive set in the section), but the nib and feed are friction fit and can be removed by pulling out, these nib units do not show 2 cut outs around the nib collar area . Later production ones have the same screw out nib unit as the Wallstreet, Opera, Homo Sapien, etc. and have the two notch cut out on the nib unit collar for the removal tool, but can be screw out by hand also.


Edited by zchen, 15 April 2016 - 19:00.


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Posted 17 April 2016 - 19:43

If you are talking about the Maxi with the screw on cap, then yes, there is a nib unit that screws into the section. From my experience, it can be VERY difficult to loosen. Once the nib unit is loosened from the section, the nib and feed pull out with very little effort. Note that if the nib and feed do come out while you are screwing out the nib unit, they are keyed, and only fit back into the nib unit one way.

Take your time. If it won't loosen, search fpn for ideas to loosen it up.

Good Luck!

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Posted 21 April 2016 - 21:46

So my experience from yesterday, nib unit is VER VERY difficult to loosen. Going to look for the Visconti removal tool or such a thing, because I rather leave the feeder in one piece and undestroyed :)


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