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#1 RebeccaEspinosa

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 21:03

Hi there. I'm new so please bear with me. I have a pelikan pen. No idea what style. I can't find info on it..

I have not used it in 30+ years. I was ctrying to remove the stuck nib. Didnt know i should soak it first. I removed the gold nib, the rubber/plastic bit under it... But the housing is still in the pen!!! Help!! I've been soaking it firvthree days now to release all dried ink. I am pretty sure i used water soluble ink as i stillv have the bottle. Suggestions?

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#2 RebeccaEspinosa

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 21:13

I'm trying to upload a file from.my phone but they are all too big. I'll upload one later from my computer...

Edited by RebeccaEspinosa, 18 July 2017 - 16:08.


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Posted 18 July 2017 - 14:52

Very wise of you to admit that you don't know.  

Next time, research  BEFORE  you start pulling things apart.  

I can't begin to suggest procedure, as I have no idea which model Pelikan you have.  

To start  - - -  Do you remember how it fills with ink ?  How long is the capped pen ? (measure)

I hope you haven't broken a $300 fountain pen.  


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Zum Augenblicke dürft ich sagen: 
Verweile doch, du bist so schön ! 


#4 RebeccaEspinosa

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 14:59

Yeah i hope I have not broken it too. I'll post proper photos today...

#5 RebeccaEspinosa

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 15:00

It fills ink with an adjustable auto fill. Dip pen in ink and rotate the top of pen to pressure fill the barrell. The pen does not pull apart that i can tell.

#6 RebeccaEspinosa

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 15:01

It fills ink with an adjustable auto fill. Dip pen in ink and rotate the top of pen to pressure fill the barrell. The pen does not pull apart that i can tell.

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 15:23

:W2FPN: 

 

Hi,

 

This post may be of some help. http://www.fountainp...-800/?p=2702656

 

Patience is the watchword. 

 

Please do not let your pen dry-out during the clean-up process.

 

From what I've read, there is no reason to lurch forward to the use of Rapido-Eze or other chemicals stronger than water.  (I prefer to do the most with the least interference.)

 

Should you get to a happy place (fingers crossed) I suggest loading the pen with a 'cleansing ink'  http://www.fountainp...ting/?p=2762032

 

Let us know how it goes.

 

Bye,

S1


Edited by Sandy1, 18 July 2017 - 15:24.

The only time you have too much fuel is when you're on fire.


#8 RebeccaEspinosa

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 15:33

This is my pen.
Don't know it's style
And my nib separated from housing problem.
Help!!!

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 16:29

Hi,

 

Well OK...

 

Let me put it this way, I'm glad you posted in the Repair Forum.

 

I certainly hope other Members will help you navigate, because I'm pretty much at a loss. One of those times that one would want to have the pen in hand to see what's what, no matter how good the photos. BUT I will ask if you could post some close-up photos of the top side of the nib/s, which could help ID the pen. (With interchangeable nibs, I'd make a wild guess its an Osmiroid, but what do I know.)

 

Bye,

S1


Edited by Sandy1, 18 July 2017 - 16:35.

The only time you have too much fuel is when you're on fire.


#10 RebeccaEspinosa

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 16:39

Hi there...
Oh that's a familiar name. Osmiroid...
yes it has three interchangeable nibs.
I really didn't work that hard twisting the nib when the nib and feed separated from the housing.
But I've taken your advice and my pen is remaining wet. Until I get this figured out.
I can hardly imagine I'm the first person to have this problem.
Thanks so much.
I'll post new pics. Close ups.
Rebecca

#11 RebeccaEspinosa

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 16:47

The pen tips say pelican. That's why I thought it was a pelican pen. I'll post better pics later thx

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 18:08

Here are better photos.
It's a pelikan 120!!!

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 18:59

I suppose that this is a Pelikan 120 but Merz&Krell version...

Have a look and compare :

http://www.fountainp...ed-120-section/


Edited by MarcinEck, 18 July 2017 - 19:01.


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Posted 18 July 2017 - 19:02

Post Scriptum :

https://thepelikansp...-who-were-they/



#15 RebeccaEspinosa

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 19:33

Yes i think you are quite right. Thanks. Now just need to figure out how to fix it!!

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 19:37

I've repaired the piston on quite a few of these pens, which is totally different than anything that Pelikan made.   I would assume that replacing the nib collar is a matter of machining a new one out of Delrin.  Having a good one to copy is always useful.  Not something for the amateur to try themselves without a lathe.


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#17 RebeccaEspinosa

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 20:10

How would you get the old collar out ofcthe barrel? Does the nib and feed get glued or tightly positioned back into the collar?

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 20:57

Now that you have soaked the pen, have you tried inserting the nib and feed back into the collar, and trying to unscrew it?



#19 RebeccaEspinosa

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 21:16

To Antique.. Yup i have multiple times.good thought though thx

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 21:46

This must be so frustrating. Let's see if someone can come up with a good solution.

 

 

The key to good pen repair is patience.  :)







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