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#181 Dmact

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Posted 01 March 2020 - 22:58

I love following this post. Your work is amazing and seeing these gorgeous old pens come back from some of the states I've seen here is awe inspiring.

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#182 siamackz

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Posted 02 March 2020 - 00:39

I am trying to learn fountain pen repair and would like to thank you for your inspiring posts.
Thank you sir!

I am so glad, thanks for the encouragement!

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#183 siamackz

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Posted 02 March 2020 - 00:40

I love following this post. Your work is amazing and seeing these gorgeous old pens come back from some of the states I've seen here is awe inspiring.

That is truly very encouraging, thank you!

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#184 siamackz

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Posted 06 March 2020 - 18:15

I just restored a beautiful family heirloom - a Montblanc 644 in green striated from the 1950s, passed down from grandfather to the younger generations. It had a broken feed and failed piston seal.
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#185 carlos.q

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Posted 06 March 2020 - 19:45

Congratulations! This is really impressive. 



#186 siamackz

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Posted 09 March 2020 - 14:50

Congratulations! This is really impressive.

Thank you friend!

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#187 siamackz

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Posted 09 March 2020 - 14:56

These past few weeks have been quite productive! Here is another pen I restored and the owner is quite happy. I had to restore the sac, and I de-oxidized the black rubber.
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#188 siamackz

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Posted 10 March 2020 - 11:27

I just stumbled upon a couple of stray restoration threads that I started in the past. Since, this PiF thread is turning out to be a a resource for some novice restorers, I thought it would be a good idea to link those threads here so that this PiF thread becomes a one-stop resource. 

 

1. My journey restoring a celluloid 146G (link) - I explain how I opened the section and the filler unit and then restored the cork seal. 

2. An MB compressor from the 1920s that I restored recently (link) - I explain how I sourced parts, and de-oxidized the pen

3. A 244 marbled green made in Denmark in the 1940/50s (link) - I explain how to disassemble the simple MB tier-2/3 Kontrolfüller piston

4. A few examples of black hard rubber pens that I re-blackened (link) - I explain the different methods I have tried and the results. 

5. Restoring a Sheaffer sterling silver pen's patina (link) - a very cool experiment to help oxidize the silver pen so that its grooves can darken and allow the hatched design to pop!

6. Restoring a 432 stylograph (link) - I explain how I made a new nib/pipette and needle feed for this lovely pen!

7. Restoring a syringe filler (link) - an interesting filling system that I had not encountered before. 

8. Restoring a Conway Stewart's C-ring (link

9. Disassembly of a No. 22 MB (link) - my picture documentation is towards the middle of the first page

10. Not your run-of-the-mill safety pen restoration (link)


Edited by siamackz, 10 March 2020 - 11:56.

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#189 txomsy

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Posted 13 March 2020 - 08:40

Great collection of links. Thank you so very much.



#190 siamackz

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Posted 13 March 2020 - 09:56

Great collection of links. Thank you so very much.

Its my pleasure!

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#191 corgicoupe

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Posted 13 March 2020 - 20:36

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I have the same problem with a Waterman 0552 that I inherited from my father.  I repaired it once with epoxy, but that eventually failed.  I tried to "chase" the threads with a thread gauge, which was successful enough to allow the cap to screw on properly.  I have attached an image below with the section inserted in the barrel..  Can you provide a more detailed explanation of how you made your repair and where to acquire or how to make the rosin based sealant.?  Thanks in advance.

 

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Edited by corgicoupe, 13 March 2020 - 20:37.

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#192 siamackz

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Posted 14 March 2020 - 02:12

 
I have the same problem with a Waterman 0552 that I inherited from my father.  I repaired it once with epoxy, but that eventually failed.  I tried to "chase" the threads with a thread gauge, which was successful enough to allow the cap to screw on properly.  I have attached an image below with the section inserted in the barrel..  Can you provide a more detailed explanation of how you made your repair and where to acquire or how to make the rosin based sealant.?  Thanks in advance.
 
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Hey, I have sent you a PM

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#193 corgicoupe

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Posted 14 March 2020 - 15:13

Got it.  Thanks.


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#194 gweimer1

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Posted 16 March 2020 - 23:20

I have a leaky Esterbrook J. It leeks from where the barrel meets the nib. Was wondering if you can fix this issue?

 

You can PM me for this one.



#195 siamackz

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Posted 18 March 2020 - 02:25

This was a tricky repair... replacing the piston parts on a 1970s MB 146. Thanks to prior posts on FPN and some advice from expert friends, here’s how I did it..
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Posted 19 March 2020 - 18:02

WOW! It's ended gorgeous!



#197 siamackz

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Posted 20 March 2020 - 12:13

WOW! It's ended gorgeous!

Thank you!

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#198 MBDostoevsky

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Posted 22 March 2020 - 15:33

Wonderful work... i wish i had access to some restoration services in my part of the world!



#199 siamackz

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Posted 23 March 2020 - 02:26

Wonderful work... i wish i had access to some restoration services in my part of the world!


Thank you!

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#200 siamackz

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Posted 29 March 2020 - 11:19

This was a slightly tricky safety restoration:
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