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Calling All Sonnets: Section Replacement

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#1 SenZen

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Posted 03 August 2016 - 01:09

So a long time ago I bought two Sonnets, and promptly managed to destroy their nibs, this was back when I had no idea and zero patience; I finally managed to track down a nib and feed at a decent price, and it worked out great for one; now the other one is a horror story, the feed broke inside the section and there's no way to dislodge it, so here's the question: would the cheapest solution be simply to buy a complete pen on ebay, just to use the section? I wouldn't want to deal with fake nibs but would an original feed and nib fit a fake section? It's a 90's Sonnet in black with gold trim.

 

As I write this it's sounding more and more ludicrous, but with shipping from the UK (to the US) a section costs as much as a new pen, possibly not even a fake one... I've never bought a fake or super cheap pen (only Lamys, Mujis and up), it's taken me too long to appreciate pens to start doing battle with them again. Thoughts?

 

PS I'm seeing cheap Sonnet Flighter, would those work?


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Posted 03 August 2016 - 02:22

You could contact Newell Rubbermaid to see about a section.  1-800-237-8736.   I know what you mean about the price of sections from the UK.  Not cheap and the shipping is high.  I think most international shipping seems high these days.

 

The feed is threaded into the section.  I wonder if you could use a small screw extractor with a drill to get the feed out.  Then your section would be saved.


Edited by pajaro, 03 August 2016 - 02:22.

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Posted 03 August 2016 - 13:45

You could contact Newell Rubbermaid to see about a section.  1-800-237-8736.   I know what you mean about the price of sections from the UK.  Not cheap and the shipping is high.  I think most international shipping seems high these days.

 

The feed is threaded into the section.  I wonder if you could use a small screw extractor with a drill to get the feed out.  Then your section would be saved.

 

Thanks, I tried dislodging it, but then I realized I was probably destroying the liner that I think goes inside the section, so even if I managed flow would be probably compromised.


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Posted 03 August 2016 - 16:12

There's no liner.  Whatever is left in the section needs to unscrew.  The Sonnet nib clips onto the feed, two "ears" on the nib clipping onto the feed.  This nib unit screws into the section.  There's no liner such as you find on an Esterbrook or on a Pelikan nib unit. 


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Posted 03 August 2016 - 18:16

There's no liner.  Whatever is left in the section needs to unscrew.  The Sonnet nib clips onto the feed, two "ears" on the nib clipping onto the feed.  This nib unit screws into the section.  There's no liner such as you find on an Esterbrook or on a Pelikan nib unit. 

 

I think he calls it the inner section: http://www.fountainp...uts-of-sonnets/


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Posted 03 August 2016 - 19:28

It's more like a two-part section.  I don't like to separate those parts.  I think I ran into some issues. 


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Posted 04 August 2016 - 13:40

do you need a gold nib or a gold plated nib please let me know 

 

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#8 SenZen

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Posted 04 August 2016 - 19:32

do you need a gold nib or a gold plated nib please let me know 

 

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I got a steel nib for the other one, and would get another one if I solve the section problem.


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Posted 07 August 2016 - 22:53

I bought a Sonnet nib unit from John Montishaw at Classic Pens  (www.nibs.com). He sells new Sonnet nib units with the nib and feed installed in the section, ready to screw into the pen body. I bought an 18K gold fine Sonnet unit, and it is hands down the nicest nib I own. It is definitely NOT inexpensive. He only sells gold nibs, and hand tunes and smooths them to your specs. You could easily buy a couple used Sonnets for the price, but if the pen is worth it to you, I  am sure you wouldn't be disappointed.


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Posted 08 August 2016 - 15:51

I bought a Sonnet nib unit from John Montishaw at Classic Pens  (www.nibs.com). He sells new Sonnet nib units with the nib and feed installed in the section, ready to screw into the pen body. I bought an 18K gold fine Sonnet unit, and it is hands down the nicest nib I own. It is definitely NOT inexpensive. He only sells gold nibs, and hand tunes and smooths them to your specs. You could easily buy a couple used Sonnets for the price, but if the pen is worth it to you, I  am sure you wouldn't be disappointed.

 

Thanks, I managed to revive my other Sonnet with a steel nib from Forecast Pens via amazon, it's excellent, very smooth, I got some Rohrer & Klingner Verdigris for it, the combination just glides even on Fabriano ecoqua paper; and the packaging just for the nib is impressive, a small nib container, inside a Parker box, inside another box. All for about $30 USD.


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