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Blind Cap For A Dunn Eyedropper

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#1 sidthecat

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Posted 24 May 2017 - 02:54

I recently scavenged myself a Dunn eyedropper with a rather nice nib. It would probably be functional, but the blind cap (which were characteristically red) is missing. I call upon the the collective wisdom of the network to suggest a source for a replacement piece - not necessarily the right piece, either - or give it up and salvage the nib?

I await your suggestions.

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Posted 24 May 2017 - 04:35

Believe there is more than one size.  Red ends were prone to decompose.


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Posted 25 May 2017 - 02:18

I feel their pain.

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Posted 25 May 2017 - 08:42

Making a replacement blind cap in red HR could be an alternative….

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Posted 27 May 2017 - 06:27

Wadding up a piece of aluminum foil and forcing it into the barrel is about up to my skill level.

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Posted 27 May 2017 - 10:25

Look for a cheap tool shop. Screwdrivers often have translucent red plastic handles. This is a good source of material that is easy to turn on the lathe.

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Posted 08 June 2017 - 04:21

Lathe? What is this lathe you speak of?

Actually, I remember a girl in art school who had a very nasty run-in with one of the lathes in the wood shop...it ended a promising career in classical guitar. Just saying.

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Posted 08 June 2017 - 05:26

Lathe? What is this lathe you speak of?

Actually, I remember a girl in art school who had a very nasty run-in with one of the lathes in the wood shop...it ended a promising career in classical guitar. Just saying.

A good Monarch 10E is among my favorite tools.  I do like an automated screw machine for production runs though.


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