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Parker Duofold - Grandmother's Favorite Pen

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#1 flygirl711


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Posted 05 March 2018 - 06:02

You guys, somehow when everything was split up between my family members no one thought to grab my grandmother's pen or asked for it. It was her cross word pen and the only thing I ever saw her write with. When I had found it going through her estate it had been sitting for over 10 years and  someone had broken the nib. I don't have any clue what they were doing. Is there any way to repair this to get it to working condition. I now collect pens, and have a few fountain pens...but repairing this Parker is my holy grail for entirely sentimental reasons. If anyone has any tutorials on repairing this at home that would be preferable, I am a full time student and mom so funds are tight. 


Thank you for all help in advance. :-)

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Posted 05 March 2018 - 06:34



Parker Vacumatic pen repair requires some special wrenches and other jigs (to clear the pellet pocket) etc. I suggest you simply store the pen carefully for the moment and seek professional repair service when you have the funds. You are going to also need a new nib and feed which is again going to cost. 



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Posted 05 March 2018 - 06:38

Looks like you will need a new feed and nib. Both are readily available. Servicing the filler unit requires a vac wrench of one design or another. Because fitting a new feed and nib can be a less than straight forward process due to variances in vintage parts, I’d recommend sending to someone with a stash of parts.

The exact nib for your pen will depend on the date code and imprint on the barrel.

Where is this pen living? Might be that there is a club or repair person near you.
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Posted 05 March 2018 - 19:54

FarmBoy is wise.  1+ his advice.


Buying a single nib and feed from a donor might not result in a good fit.  

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Posted 07 March 2018 - 04:42

Just to give you an idea what's involved in making your pen functional again, besides locating the missing pieces Farmboy said you need, here is a TY Vid: Part 1 / Part 2  ....for a Vacumatic (looks like yours?)



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