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First Repair: Vacumatic!

parker vacumatic repair restoration

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#1 queerspaceman

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Posted 09 December 2016 - 17:22

I've restored my first vintage pen! If I read the date code right, it's from the third quarter of 1940. Speedline filler, grey pearl, deb size. I know vacumatic aren't traditionally the right pen for a first restoration, but it went well! It writes wonderfully, and i'm using it as my EDC.IMG_0662.JPG

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#2 Ernst Bitterman

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Posted 09 December 2016 - 17:40

Blimey!  That's ambitious!  Well done, you.


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#3 ac12

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Posted 10 December 2016 - 03:07

For a first restoration, what did you use to get the filler out?

The cost of buying the Vac filler tool is what kept me from working on Vacs for a LONG time.


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#4 Stinch

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Posted 10 December 2016 - 04:04

That's a great looking pen.  I picked a few late 40's Vacumatic's recently but have yet to buy the filler pump tool.  Not working on them until I get the right tool.



#5 queerspaceman

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Posted 10 December 2016 - 04:54

For a first restoration, what did you use to get the filler out?

The cost of buying the Vac filler tool is what kept me from working on Vacs for a LONG time.

 

I bought the tool- The pens are so gorgeous, I'm planning on working on a lot of them. Also, even with a $40 vac block, it's less than buying one already fixed. And way less fun!



#6 queerspaceman

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Posted 10 December 2016 - 04:54

That's a great looking pen.  I picked a few late 40's Vacumatic's recently but have yet to buy the filler pump tool.  Not working on them until I get the right tool.

Thanks! It's worth it for sure.



#7 queerspaceman

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Posted 10 December 2016 - 04:55

Blimey!  That's ambitious!  Well done, you.

Thanks! I have somewhat a habit of taking on projects that I'm probably not prepared for, but so far they've all turned out fine!







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