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#1 seanruss


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Posted 26 June 2019 - 07:21

Hi all, 

  I have a beautiful black Esterbrook Safari pen I thought I'd try for something different.  Has anyone tried one of these?  This one came with an old Esterbrook empty cartridge.  I cleaned out the cartridge thoroughly and rinsed out the section and nib very well.  The issue I'm having is that it flows terrible.  I can write a sentence then tap-tap-tap to start it again.  Write another sentence or two then tap-tap-tap to get it going again.  Even after several pages it doesn't improve any.  Any ideas on what else to do?  


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#2 AAAndrew


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Posted 27 June 2019 - 19:00

sounds like old, dried gunk getting in the way. Soak the nib unit in water with a little bit of ammonia and very mild dish soap. Run it in this solution in a ultrasonic cleaner, if you have one, or just let it soak for a day or two. 


See if that helps. You can also search for the 1,001 ways to clean dried ink out of your fountain pen. 

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#3 Tom Heath

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Posted 20 July 2019 - 20:36

Good advice  above


n addition  try to get hold of a rubber squeeze bulb to help pressure clean  the  nib and feed

needless to say a space nib unit will help you determine if your nib is fully opened.

AT this point doe not take the nib, section and feed aparts  as you will be challanged to get them together again

Good Luck





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