I recently found a free Mentmore Supreme, but it has no nib. How can I get a replacement?
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Replacement Mentmore Supreme Nib
Posted 14 August 2018 - 18:09
Hi - the Supreme looks to have started life c. 1940, and was one of the few f.ps. that Mentmore continued making during W.W. II. - not an uncommon model and looking at my half dozen or so they all seem to have a nib that appears to be of similar size, though how that's defined I'm unsure, but would imagine a suitable Mentmore nib to fit your pen would not be uncommon.
I'm not aware that suitable nibs carry an imprint of 'Supreme' - in fact very few open Mentmore nibs state the name of the pen for which they're intended - exceptions are 'Chairman', 'Ink-Lock' and Spot, but obviously it must say Mentmore ……………. is yours a b.f. or lever filler? Supremes come in both styles - are you able to show a picture of your pen? If you do the job yourself, you will need to remove the feed - if not already done so - this means a suitable drift and nib knocking block are required, with the replacement nib and feed to be refitted, - together as a unit, into the section - perhaps a hint of silicone grease on the feed when reassembling.
If you think this job not for you then it's possibly safer to send your section - with the feed - to a repair specialist - rather than guess and end up with the wrong size nib.
I'm not in the habit of using the services of U.K. repair specialists, but am sure others here will be able to offer names etc. for likely sources for a suitable nib - anyway, best of luck with your quest.
Edited by PaulS, 14 August 2018 - 18:11.
Posted 15 August 2018 - 12:16
As a suggestion you might consider buying a complete Supreme f.p. from ebay - provided you can buy at a reasonable price, then unlikely this is going to cost much more or less than buying a nib only from a reputable dealer. There are a couple of Supremes on the bay now, though what the hammer price will be is speculation, but you might keep an eye on them - this assumes of course that their nibs are in good condition.