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Nib Exchange Questions

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#1 PAMDiracAF

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Posted 13 December 2016 - 21:01

Hello,

I just recently got into fountain pens after finding a set of p51's at a thrift store.

I've recently purchased several vintage Parkes from ebay. After using pens with different size nibs. I find I like fine and xf. (I do a lot of math.)

I've been trying to buy replacement mins buy frequently they are more expensive than the pen... Especially the 45's.

Through this forum I've found the nib exchange program and had some questions.

1.) do they really swap vintage nibs, speciffically 51 and 45?
2.) how long does it normally take to complete the exchange?
3.) if your nib is found to be in less than ideal condition how much does it typically cost?
4.) will they exchange converters? I have some squeeze converters, but like the more modern piston ones. (if not any ideas on how to do this?)

Thanks. In advance!

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#2 mitto

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Posted 14 December 2016 - 02:49

Vibtage pens are not covered underer the current nib exchange programme. But you would be able to buy replacement nibs for your 51s from some vintage pen dealers or even from members over here. Can't say anything about the cost.

Keep the old squeeze converters, as pieces of history, and buy the modern piston ones that you like.
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#3 PAMDiracAF

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Posted 14 December 2016 - 21:43

Thanks for the reply! That's what I figured... It seemed improbable that they'd exchange the older nibs. For the 51's It seems buying the nibs are the way to go ask the pens arnt cheap.

I did just that with the converters.





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