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#1 sidthecat

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Posted 06 August 2019 - 17:30

This old McNiven & Cameron pen is described as having a nib in "good order".

I ask you!

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#2 eachan

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Posted 06 August 2019 - 17:36

Well it is, apart from no tipping and two cracks...

 

What a shame to see an M & C in such condition.


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#3 sidthecat

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Posted 06 August 2019 - 18:26

I know!

Otherwise I might have leapt at it, but the description is uninformed at best and fraudulent at worst.



#4 Bo Bo Olson

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Posted 06 August 2019 - 19:47

It's not a pretzel, so that's good order.....


German vintage '50-70 semi-flex stubs and those in oblique give the real thing in On Demand line variation. Modern Oblique is a waste of money for a shadow of line variation. Being too lazy to Hunt for affordable vintage oblique pens, lets you 'hunt' for line variation instead of having it.

www.nibs.com/blog/nibster-writes/nibs-germany & https://www.peter-bo...cts/nib-systems,

 

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#5 Honeybadgers

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Posted 07 August 2019 - 08:01

Been burned like that once.

 

Someone took pics of the pen with a good nib and feed, and then shipped me one with a garbage feed and a nib with two cracks on the breather.

 

Fixing it is not impossible, but likely worth a lot more than the nib. Greg Minuskin can repair cracked breathers, Nobody else will even touch them. He fixed my cracked vacumatic nib, cost about $150, but it's stayed strong and the nib remains flexible.


Edited by Honeybadgers, 07 August 2019 - 08:01.

Selling a boatload of restored, fairly rare, vintage Japanese gold nib pens, click here to see (more added as I finish restoring them)


#6 sidthecat

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Posted 07 August 2019 - 15:31

He’s done something similar for me, but it’s got to be a very special nib, ‘cause he’s not cheap.
That said, I’m planning to send him an old Parker that needs some tinkering.



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