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#1 JessLJessup

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 14:34

This little lever fill has been cleaned and resacked. It pulls ink but won't feed. If I pull up on the lever a bit I can see the ink in the feed and I can see it retreat when I let the lever down. There must be a fundamental principle of physics at work here, but I'm baffled.

Can anyone help?

 

If any one can give me a definitive ID on this pen I'd be grateful.

 

Jess

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 15:17

Possibly junk in the feed. I always flush mine with an ear bulb to make sure there is ink flowing. You can also use a .013 guitar string to check the feed path.

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 15:17

The pen itself should be the CH model.

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 15:40

You may have a hole in your sac too, but I'd check that before jamming anything into anywhere to check the feed channels... 



#5 JessLJessup

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 16:27

Possibly junk in the feed. I always flush mine with an ear bulb to make sure there is ink flowing. You can also use a .013 guitar string to check the feed path.

It has been soaked an flushed, but that brings up a question. What is the small smile shaped opening on the feed end where it screws into the section. Can you elaborate on feed path? Like a say, it sucks ink and I can force ink out and watch it disappear back into the section by working the lever.

 

I'll do some more cleaning! Report forthcoming!


Edited by JessLJessup, 15 February 2018 - 17:02.


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Posted 15 February 2018 - 16:48

I can actually see some detail in your photo on my phone. Is the nib not sitting right on the feed at the tip? If you can take in ink, and expel it, but not write, then I think it's probably the tines and nib itself. It looks like the nib may not be on the feed, so isn't getting any ink at the tip.

#7 JessLJessup

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 22:07

Gweimer1: That is true. It is a fine flexible nib and the tip does not make contact with the feed. The nib is flexy enough that any pressure moves it from the feed even further. I did not foresee that as the problem. Is there a solution to that?

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Posted 16 February 2018 - 10:50

You have to either adjust the nib so that it's in contact with the feed, or find a new nib.  Which nib is it?



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Posted 16 February 2018 - 17:27

You have to either adjust the nib so that it's in contact with the feed, or find a new nib.  Which nib is it?

It is 9788, if my memory is correct.

 

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Posted 16 February 2018 - 17:58

Sounds like a flex nib that has been over-flexed for a while. Those aren't as often found, either.






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