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Lanbitou 3059

lanbitou 3059 twsbi eco

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#1 Dip n Scratch

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Posted 26 January 2018 - 17:40

I have a Lanbitou 3059, which I believe to be a clone of a TWSBI Eco, but I am not sure how close a copy it is.

Anyway I want to remove the piston assembly to give the thing a really good wash out as I have been using it with Diamine Registrar's Ink, which is an iron-gall formulation I believe.

Anyway, there's some ink between the two seals of the piston.

It needs a thorough clean with warm soapy water before I contemplate using anything else in the pen.

The Lanbitou 3059 really is a 'nothing' pen to me. It does have a really fine nib, which is it's saving grace. The huge ink capacity isn't that meaningful unless you have found an ink colour you like enough to buy a good sized bottle.



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Posted 26 January 2018 - 18:11

Hello.

 

The piston assembly screws off without tools necessary. Just hold the metal clutch ring of the piston, and unscrew the barrel. Remember to re-grease the piston before re-assembling.


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#3 Dip n Scratch

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Posted 26 January 2018 - 18:31

I unscrewed the metal ring and removed the multi-faced knob assembly.

I  removed the entire piston assembly.

I have washed the pen out with water. Is tiny amounts of dish detergent acceptable?

I am NOT going to fool around with the feed assembly.

As to lubricating the piston rings: Do you recommend petroleum jelly - trade name Vaseline. Or maybe something else?


Edited by Dip n Scratch, 26 January 2018 - 18:45.


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Posted 26 January 2018 - 22:10

I unscrewed the metal ring and removed the multi-faced knob assembly.

I  removed the entire piston assembly.

I have washed the pen out with water. Is tiny amounts of dish detergent acceptable?

I am NOT going to fool around with the feed assembly.

As to lubricating the piston rings: Do you recommend petroleum jelly - trade name Vaseline. Or maybe something else?

Bravo, well done. Dish detergent should be one, two drops in a half full water glass, at least this is what I see most often here and this is what I use for stubborn inks.

As for vaseline, I had your same issue months ago and checked with my local hardware store, from which I walked away with plastic-friendly silicone grease. It's more fluid than vaseline, but safer. Also, a quick search on FPN shows that this topic has already been discussed by our fellow writers, such as here:

http://www.fountainp...pelikan-piston/


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Posted 11 March 2018 - 00:39

I have a Lanbitou 3059, which I believe to be a clone of a TWSBI Eco, but I am not sure how close a copy it is.
Anyway I want to remove the piston assembly to give the thing a really good wash out as I have been using it with Diamine Registrar's Ink, which is an iron-gall formulation I believe.
Anyway, there's some ink between the two seals of the piston.
It needs a thorough clean with warm soapy water before I contemplate using anything else in the pen.
The Lanbitou 3059 really is a 'nothing' pen to me. It does have a really fine nib, which is it's saving grace. The huge ink capacity isn't that meaningful unless you have found an ink colour you like enough to buy a good sized bottle.


Does it have piston locking system?

Edited by DilpreetSingh, 11 March 2018 - 00:40.






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