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#1 journalingfreddy

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Posted 14 July 2018 - 19:53

One of my mums fountain pens, said Lamy 69, was terribly crusted up and totally dried when I took a look at it on my last visit...it had probably not been cleaned for years...so I decided to take it with me and clean it for her...

Picture of how it looked before cleaning, see below...
While I was turning the piston mechanism to clean out the ink chamber I accidentally unscrewed the grip section...so far so good...
I held my hand in a way to catch anything that might come loose but before I even noticed that it was there the O-ring from inside the grip section came loose, bounced off my hand and went down the drain never to be seen again 1f631.png😱1f62d.png😭1f629.png😩
The result: the point between grip section and barrel isn't sealed anymore and leaks...and that on a pen that isn't mine, don't even ask how horrible I'm feeling...
Now my question: does anyone know where I could get an original O-ring? Would an O-ring from a Lamy 2000 (I read that the 69 is the predecessor of the 2000) work? If yes, how can I get a replacement? My last solution will be to drive to the next hardware store and see which O-rings fits, how high are my chances to find something that fits...
I'm feeling so bad for having potentially ruined one of my mum's pens, just because I wasn't careful enough...I wanted to surprise her with a nicely cleaned pen next time I see her 1f62d.png

Any help and/or advise would be greatly appreciated!!

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Posted 14 July 2018 - 20:48

Contact Lamy. Maybe it's also a question of metric or imperial measurements of the O-ring.



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Posted 15 July 2018 - 00:26

Take out the U shaped tube under your sink. Your O-ring (and many other stuff) will be there.



PS. That tube is called a "trap" for a reason... ;)

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Posted 15 July 2018 - 08:25

If he's lucky. An O-ring is quite light. It might have been washed away.



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Posted 15 July 2018 - 09:17

Take out the U shaped tube under your sink. Your O-ring (and many other stuff) will be there.



PS. That tube is called a "trap" for a reason... ;)

 

I already did that and it wasn't there....

 

 

If he's lucky. An O-ring is quite light. It might have been washed away.

 

Yes, you were right...it was probably too light and got washed away in the few seconds it took me to close the tab...



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Posted 15 July 2018 - 09:18

Contact Lamy. Maybe it's also a question of metric or imperial measurements of the O-ring.

 

Thanks. I did that pretty much straight away but I'm not sure if they can help me as it's a pretty old model...I was hoping somebody might have one in their collection to help me figure it out... 



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Posted 15 July 2018 - 17:11

Is there a groove or something to hold the ring in place? If yes, do you have a calliper to measure it?



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Posted 16 July 2018 - 13:03

Is there a groove or something to hold the ring in place? If yes, do you have a calliper to measure it?

 

Sadly no groove to be seen, not even markings to guess how thick the ring was...







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