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Looking For Identification Of Wyvern Perfect

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#1 Midx

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 22:26

Hey all,

 

I recently won this Wyvern Perfect pen and am looking for more info on it. There is a very feint barrel imprint which just says "Wyvern Perfect" and underneath "Made in England". The thing that looks different from any pic online that I can find, is the way the clip joins the cap. Does anyone know a model number or anything for it? Also, how do I remove the clip for cleaning??

 

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Thanks in advance!

 

Chris.



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#2 Cob

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Posted 20 May 2017 - 15:47

I have a client - a Wyvern collector - for whom I have repaired/restored something like fiorty Wyverns.  I have not seen one like yours!

 

As for the fitting of the clip, it would be my guess that it would be necessary to remove the inner cap; there may be a small nit inside secoringt he clip screw.  if not then you would have to glue (or fix with double-sided tape) a small piece of rubber to the clip screw and rely on friction to unscrew it - a challenge at the best of times.  Since there appears to be no black hard rubber present it would be safe to soak the cap - probably for a couple of days before attempting removal.  Dry heat may also be necessary.

 

Best of luck

 

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Edited by Cob, 20 May 2017 - 15:48.

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#3 Midx

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Posted 20 May 2017 - 21:55

Thanks Cob, that's interesting. D'you think it might be something unusual?

 

I'll give the inside of the cap a good clean and see if there's any sign of any fixings. It doesn't look like it though...

 

Cheers,

Chris.



#4 northlodge

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Posted 21 May 2017 - 17:59

I looked in my parts box today and spotted a pen that looks very much like yours, but patterned. Remembering the post I looked at;

 

           first the cap - There is a inner cap preventing access to the nut that is almost certainly there.

 

          secondly the barrel stamp - it says "Wyvern Prefect"  (i.e. not quite the same)



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Posted 21 May 2017 - 19:18

Wyvern did make both the Prefect and Perfect f.ps. - or how to confuse people without really trying.                  

My black Perfect Pen includes the No. 81 on the Barrel imprint, and my Prefect is also black (unfortunately I don't have the cap), but lacks any numbering.          Both are l.f. pens, and the lever on the latter pen looks very similar to the ops  -  i.e. long and slender, so just possible my missing cap may well have been similar to the one posted here.                       My Perfect is noticeably chunkier than the Prefect.

 

I would agree that there will almost certainly be a hidden nut high up in the cap.


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#6 Midx

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Posted 22 May 2017 - 17:40

Thanks for your help guys! A Prefect rather than Perfect makes sense now - a Google search brings a couple of pics which look the same as mine!

 

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