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Restoring An Eversharp Kingswood, Some Questions

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#1 TeoJ

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Posted 27 June 2017 - 20:06

Hi all, here I am again with a new restoration project.

This time the pen is an Eversharp Kingswood, probably from the fifties (anyone can confirm this?)

The pen is a button filler and it needs the usual treatment: new ink sac and body cleaning.

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The main questions are about the cap:
- Is the clip original? The ring that hold ot is a little greater than the cap and it moves a little. Looking closely you can see it is a little larger than the cap diameter.

- How can I remove the black top from the cap, in order to clean everything in the better way? I've tried to keep it in the water and to warm it with an hairdryer, but it does not move... any suggestion?

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And then the pressure bar: it has some rust. I'm trying to remove it with acid, dipping it in vinegar for a week, and then I'll neutralize acid residues with water and sodium bicarbonate. Do you think I'm doing anything wrong?

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Thank you,

Matteo


Edited by TeoJ, 27 June 2017 - 20:07.

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#2 TeoJ

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Posted 09 July 2017 - 15:12

At the end I closed it without disassembling the cap... The clip is still moving a little...  -_-

 

Here it is in all its beautifullness  :D

 

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#3 peterg

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Posted 09 July 2017 - 16:53

Kingswood's were produced from the 1940' to 1950's. Early pens were manufactured by a variety of companies - Lang's, Valentine's and Unique with Unique producing most post war.

 

Unique produced very few button fill pens whereas Valentine's produced many but the features of your pen suggest that it is a Unique pen from the mid 1950's to me, rather than an earlier Valentine.

 

Is the underside of the feed smooth or toothed?



#4 TeoJ

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Posted 09 July 2017 - 17:04

On the barrel there is the imprint "Kingswood", on the cap "Eversharp", and on the nib "Eversharp 14 Carat Made in England"

 

Do you know how to disassemble the cap? I've tried heating it with an hairdryer, keeping it in water, but the black top cap does not move...

 

Here is the underside of the feed.

 

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Posted 12 July 2017 - 19:17

The top of the cap is threaded - about 7 mm deep. It is probably gummed up with years of dried ink!



#6 TeoJ

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Posted 12 July 2017 - 19:30

Tank you, I'll retry to soak it and heat it to unskrew it


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