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How Do I Get The Filler Out Of An Aerometric P51 And Replace The Sack?

parker 51 aerometric repair sack filler press four times english 1965 replacement

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#1 Ursus

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Posted 07 July 2016 - 10:40

I have just got a beautiful English aerometric Parker 51 from 1965, :)  but when I flushed out the dry old ink the press-four-times filler slowly started letting out water at the opening where one pushes. :crybaby:

I assume that the pli sack has gone loose and either has to be replaced or re-glued with shellac - which leaves me with some questions:

 

1) How do I get the filler out? (It certainly is not easy to get it out and I don't want to use to much force.) Is it correct that it is not screwed in? Does it help putting it in warm water?

 

2) Any advice on what size of pli sack I should get will be appreciated, as will any advice on what brand of shellac to use and any details with regard to the procedure in general.

 

I have looked all over FPN but I have found very little on the subject, so if you are experienced in these matters please give me as much advice as possible.

 

Best regards

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#2 FarmBoy

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Posted 07 July 2016 - 12:37

Most filler covers are press fit you pull them off. Vintage pens sells correct replacement sacs. One should consider the.he possibility that the sac nipple has gotten mushy and is the problem.
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Posted 07 July 2016 - 20:48

I bookmarked this old post here on FPN started by white-lotus. I haven't followed any of the steps yet, but it looks like a lot of very valuable information for Parker 21 and 51 owners!

http://www.fountainp...filler-removal/

Please let us know how it goes for you. I may be doing the same soon with my beloved 21. Best to you!

Edited by FPRebel, 07 July 2016 - 20:48.


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Posted 08 July 2016 - 14:21

 

Most filler covers are press fit you pull them off. Vintage pens sells correct replacement sacs. One should consider the.he possibility that the sac nipple has gotten mushy and is the problem.

So it's not glued with anything that has to be heated first?



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Posted 08 July 2016 - 16:31

The friction fit can be very tight - ridiculously tight, given the softness of the connector. I dislike removing the sac guard, and ease it off with section pliers in each hand.


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Posted 08 July 2016 - 22:27

I think the recommendation is to HEAT the front of the sac guard, so that is softens the sac, then pull the sac guard off.

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Posted 17 July 2016 - 11:19

Definitely heat it.  I did not use sac pliers on the sac guard itself, just in the other hand, to feel it move better.  Little bits at a time, it'll come off ok.  Try to not bend the metal, because it's got to get back on and be nice and tight again.  

 

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Posted 17 July 2016 - 18:40

I think I remember encountering some sac guards that were threaded.


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Posted 17 July 2016 - 18:52

I think I remember encountering some sac guards that were threaded.


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