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Wahl-Eversharp Doric (2Nd Gen.) - In Need Of Repair Advice

wahl-eversharp doric repair

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#1 beardedpens

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Posted 09 October 2016 - 16:37

Hello Everyone,

 

I finally created an account today after browsing these forums for the last few years.  I am new to vintage pens, but not fountain pens in general.  I often go to antique stores to pick up older pens, and can complete simple restorations.  In this case I believe I have met my match.

 

I found this Doric for $20.00 at a local antique shop.  Since then I have done a simple cleaning of the pen, and was able to free the plunger, along with the adjustment slider.  The nib is very whet, and uber flexible... but is as sharp as a knife.  The second issue is that the seals seem to have given out, and it refuses to drawing ink.  The internal mechanism seems to be beyond my repair expertise, and at this point I don't want to damage the pen because the body is in almost perfect condition.

 

Who should I go to that could repair this pen? I'm a student and don't have hundreds of dollars to spend on this, but at the same time I don't want to break the pen of my dreams.  

 
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#2 Aristosseur

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Posted 09 October 2016 - 18:19

You have scored something awesome.
The ends of this type of pen tend to deteriorate over time, especially on some colours. This seems to have none. On the nib side, you've gotten one of the biggest and rarest with the equally sought-after adjustable feature.
I would contact and have had a pen repaired by Syd, pensbury.com

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Posted 09 October 2016 - 21:56

You have scored something awesome.
The ends of this type of pen tend to deteriorate over time, especially on some colours. This seems to have none. On the nib side, you've gotten one of the biggest and rarest with the equally sought-after adjustable feature.
I would contact and have had a pen repaired by Syd, pensbury.com


It appears his website is no longer up, is he still in buisness? And is there another person I might be able to get ahold of for repair if I can't reach out to him?

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Posted 09 October 2016 - 22:24

It appears his website is no longer up, is he still in buisness? And is there another person I might be able to get ahold of for repair if I can't reach out to him?


Is this the site? http://www.pensburymanor.com

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Posted 10 October 2016 - 06:33

Can't help you with a repairer recommendation, but that Doric is stunning, wish I could find such a bargain!!!

 

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Posted 10 October 2016 - 07:18

Is this the site? http://www.pensburymanor.com


It is, I missed the manor, sorry.

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Posted 13 October 2016 - 02:44

Thank you everyone for the support!



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Posted 21 October 2016 - 06:30

That what I call a helluva deal, even after paying someone to bring it back up to snuff. 


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Posted 21 October 2016 - 17:22

Gosh you're good at taking pictures!



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Posted 01 December 2016 - 23:16

Very nice indeed...I picked one up last night - black, in indeterminate condition. I went onto the Pensbury site and didn't see anything about repairs. Perhaps Syd has decided to get a life.



#11 FarmBoy

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Posted 03 December 2016 - 08:14

You would need to send Syd an email. He might check in here.

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#12 sidthecat

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Posted 04 December 2016 - 03:38

Some people just can't have lives.

I'd imagine he might be too busy to repair pens.

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Posted 19 December 2016 - 19:21

Grrr this is the Doric of my dreams, an oversize second generation green shell in absolutely stunning condition...

 

Those sell 400+ on eBay...

 

Repairing those pens is quite hard but very pleasant and satisfying.

Why don't you ask Greg Minuskin or Nibs.com?



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Posted 06 January 2017 - 18:56

Some people just can't have lives.

I'd imagine he might be too busy to repair pens.

 

 

I'm now hoping to find someone at the Chicago Pen Show that might be able to help me out.  



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Posted 06 January 2017 - 18:57

Grrr this is the Doric of my dreams, an oversize second generation green shell in absolutely stunning condition...

 

Those sell 400+ on eBay...

 

Repairing those pens is quite hard but very pleasant and satisfying.

Why don't you ask Greg Minuskin or Nibs.com?

 

Do you know if Greg Minuskin will be coming to the Chicago Pen Show?



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Posted 07 January 2017 - 16:36

Do you know if Greg Minuskin will be coming to the Chicago Pen Show?

I can ask him but I don't recall him saying he was going.
San Francisco International Pen Show - They have dates! August 25-26-27, 2017 AND August 24-25-26, 2018 Book your travel and tables now! My PM box is usually full. Just email me: my last name at the google mail address.

#17 Wahlnut

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Posted 08 January 2017 - 21:46

Just checking in on this post.  If you have not found your repair person for your vacuum plunger filler Doric you can contact me at wahlnut@pensburymanor.com.  Maybe I can help.

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#18 beardedpens

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Posted 09 January 2017 - 19:36

Just checking in on this post.  If you have not found your repair person for your vacuum plunger filler Doric you can contact me at wahlnut@pensburymanor.com.  Maybe I can help.

Syd

 

 

We have talked before via email, I'm not sure if you remember.  In any case, I have sent another email.  Hopefully it gets to you soon, will follow up with you there.  



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Posted 17 January 2017 - 00:52

I've sent my Airliner and my Morocco ringtop to Mr. Minuskin, along with a sliderless nib I picked up somewhere. After some consideration, I decided to leave the nib on the Airliner because it's intact and ought to stay that way. I do want it to write, though. I can deal with a half-demolished nib on the ringtop, because I want it to be flexible.
These are the decisions one has to make when dealing with these things.
Enjoy your pen, dear.

#20 beardedpens

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Posted 18 January 2017 - 03:52

I've sent my Airliner and my Morocco ringtop to Mr. Minuskin, along with a sliderless nib I picked up somewhere. After some consideration, I decided to leave the nib on the Airliner because it's intact and ought to stay that way. I do want it to write, though. I can deal with a half-demolished nib on the ringtop, because I want it to be flexible.
These are the decisions one has to make when dealing with these things.
Enjoy your pen, dear.

 

 

Indeed, best to keep things working if they aren't already broken.  







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