Picked up a Mabie Todd L330/60 from the antique market yesterday ($25CAD), as my first dip into vintage pens...
From the info gathered searching through this forum, I figured out it's a black rubber leverless model (pre-war) with a #3 gold nib. The nib is in decent shape and buttery soft with some flex; it fits on a Noodler's Charlie, so I've been playing around with that frankenpen for now.
So I opened up the L330 from the nib section end; the sac had disintegrated but the pressure bar looks intact and the twist-button mechanism turns smoothly. I'm not sure how to open 'er up from the bottom though... I don't want to break the twist-fill button or anything. And I've searched online for repair videos and there's nothing for this particular model, though there's a lot for other MT leverless pens.
- does anyone have info about this pen?
- any tips on cleaning/polishing hard rubber?
- anyone disassembled/repaired this one before and can offer tips?
- I measured the nipple at 18/64"... so the pen should take a size 18 sac, right?
- the pressure bar goes to about the top band on the body... from the repair book photo it doesn't look like it needs an extension... am I right?
Any and all info would be greatly appreciated!!
I can't wait to rock this pen as an EDC, taking notes at uni all day