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Graf Von Faber-Castell - Spring In Converter?

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#1 The Phoenix 924

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Posted 11 September 2017 - 21:55

​I just received a very beautiful Graf von Faber-Castell Classic in the mail today and I noticed that there was a spring in the converter (picture attached to show detail). Any idea how it might have gotten there and what I might do to remove it? Or would it just be easier to contact GvFC's warranty service and ask for a replacement converter?

 

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Posted 11 September 2017 - 23:21

I don't have GvFC converters, so it could be an error, but more likely it is just as it is supposed to be. Springs and other such things are one of the methods to break the surface tension of the ink. More usual way is a ball bearing.


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Posted 12 September 2017 - 00:40

Usually you would use a compression spring so that spring is likely not factory installed.  But compression springs would be reasonable.


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Posted 12 September 2017 - 03:06

Interesting. I think I'm going to order a second converter for fun. I don't know how or why a new GvFC would be modified or it would be any different than normal.

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 03:34

Contact GvFC customer service, this way you find out if it is normal.

Although, I think it is not normal, since none of my 5 GvFC converters have it. But, they may have changed it recently.



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Posted 12 September 2017 - 03:55

Such springs are becoming commonplace for converters, to prevent surface tension from starving the feed of ink. Frankly, I wish more converters had them.

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 13:48

It's just an agitator. You'll find them a lot supplied in standard converters when buying Chinese pens.


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Posted 12 September 2017 - 16:16

Thanks everyone. I've never seen a spring agitator before, but that makes sense. Looking forward to inking it up!

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Posted 28 September 2017 - 20:10

I have several GvFC pens and my new Guilloche has the same converter with the agitator (none of my other ones do). The retailer wasn't too sure if this converter is going to be the new version, but it seems to be the case.


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Posted 28 September 2017 - 20:37

I've gone through all my converters and inserted springs from keyboard switches. That's great that GvFC is doing it too.



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Posted 29 September 2017 - 12:00

I've gone through all my converters and inserted springs from keyboard switches. That's great that GvFC is doing it too.

Those are great if gold or stainless steel.  They are compression springs which is what is needed.


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Posted 29 September 2017 - 20:49

Those are great if gold or stainless steel.  They are compression springs which is what is needed.

 

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Posted 29 September 2017 - 22:28

Ahh haa !

I recently answered an Amazon UK question about this.I thought it was an error in assembly.  :rolleyes:  Ooops.

 

Thank you for setting me straight.







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