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Ball Point Repair

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#1 Mr Tutt

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Posted 02 April 2017 - 22:45

Some time ago I picked up a ball point pen sold under the Daniel Hechter brand name. I don't know who actually made it. I don't usually buy ball points, but this one had a very unusual color scheme and design--red and gold vertical stripes. When I got it it worked, but the refill in the pen was about gone. It is a twist to extend type of mechanism and usually you twist the opposite way or simply pull the top section off to replace the refill. I could never get it to work either way and never got the top half separated from the bottom half. I even sent the pen to a pen repair man who had done some work for me before, but he had no luck either.

 

So, does anyone know a repair person who specializes in ball points and might be able to help me with this. I didn't pay that much for the pen, but I like its looks. 

 

 



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#2 PaulS

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Posted 04 April 2017 - 18:19

in short regret I can't help, but am sure someone your side will recommend a repair specialist - although in view of your comments about the initial cost, then the repair charge might be dis-proportionate.

You're right about most ball points parting roughly in the centre of the barrel - either by pulling using an anti-clockwise twist.     With modern examples, I have only a couple that seem to depart from this......  Waterman in France had a version where the top half inch (which includes the clip) was removed by pressing a small plastic button situated adjacent to the base of the clip, and the Spanish INOX did something vaguely similar.

From what you're saying, your pen does indicate that it should part in the middle.

But the mechanics of disassembly for all of them is hardly taxing to the brain  -  so I wonder if your problem has been caused by a leaking ink unit that has virtually welded the body to the insides of the pen - although this idea maybe a non-starter assuming the twist still activates the ink unit to move.

You might try using the hair dryer - since most of the ink appears to have gone - and see if heat will loosen this potential inky bond. :)


Edited by PaulS, 04 April 2017 - 18:20.


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Posted 05 April 2017 - 09:01

Good ideas. I keep them in mind. Thanks.







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