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Grommet/tassie Replacement

repair esterbrook grommet tassie jewel

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#1 Tschmid

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Posted 20 August 2018 - 22:45

Hi, everyone. I am very new to Esterbrook repair and have a question. Ive got a J that had a mangled barrel jewel which I removed and found out that it was a threaded jewel. The problems Im having are that the tassie (I think thats the word for the little metal trim ring) is gone and the replacement jewel I have is a press fit. Are there sources for tassies or the grommets that the press fit pens use?

Any help is much appreciated.

Taylor

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Posted 21 August 2018 - 07:50

Buy a replacement barrel.
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Posted 21 August 2018 - 12:24

Buy a replacement barrel.

 

I agree.  While the threaded jewel is nice, the cost and labor to replace the parts exceeds the price of a replacement - and the end result (pun noted) is the same.  


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Posted 22 August 2018 - 04:35

Well, dang. I was hoping that wasnt the answer. Thanks guys, I guess Ill start looking around for a replacement.

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Posted 31 August 2018 - 04:37

Well, dang. I was hoping that wasnt the answer. Thanks guys, I guess Ill start looking around for a replacement.

Lets start with which color is the barrel.

Early J or late J?  (Sac tray or no sac tray?)

 

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Posted 31 August 2018 - 15:04

When did the sac tray disappear? I have 6 J Esties, and haven't seen a tray in any of them.


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Posted 31 August 2018 - 16:34

If I were a serious collector, I would probably want to collect all those varieties. 


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Posted 01 September 2018 - 06:25

When did the sac tray disappear? I have 6 J Esties, and haven't seen a tray in any of them.


The sac tray was gone then appeared. It allowed the use of the same saccin all j series pens.
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Posted 01 September 2018 - 14:04

The sac tray was gone then appeared. It allowed the use of the same saccin all j series pens.

 

...and lever and pressure bar.  Some of the levers have two different sets of holes that the barrel ring went through, depending on whether it was used in a J or SJ.  Larger barrel means that the lever has to reach farther down to fully compress the sac.


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