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Is This Parker 51's Nib Wrongly Aligned?

parker51 nibs alignment

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#1 Tarundurga


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Posted 12 June 2017 - 08:19

Hello... I recently acquired a Parker 51 and while examining it I felt like the nib is not correctly aligned. I'm new to FPs so I could be wrong, and it'll be super to get your opinion on this. Also, if it is misaligned, is it possible to fix it, and where in Mumbai / Delhi can it be done? 


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#2 ralfstc


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Posted 13 June 2017 - 05:28



The nib misalignment might be an issue (really hard to tell from the photos) but 51s are pretty bulletproof. Did you give it a good 24-48 hour soak (the nib and section, that is)? It looks like there is maybe old ink clogging the collector. 51s generally give a really solid consistent line.


If soaking does not help, then we move to plan B!


Good luck,



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Posted 14 June 2017 - 16:30

Alignment seems to be ok. Give it a good flush and of you can get the section open, clean the feed. Finally change the ink.

A lifelong FP user...

#4 Tarundurga


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Posted 14 June 2017 - 16:32

Thank you all. I gave it a soak and a wash and then the friendly folks at Apsara Pens and Mitha Pen Mart in Fountain, Mumbai, cleaned the feed and aligned the nib. It's working well now.

Edited by Tarundurga, 14 June 2017 - 16:33.

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