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Repair Shops That Specialize In Complete Vacumatic Restoration?

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#1 AlohaJim

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Posted 08 October 2019 - 02:04

My wife has a vintage Parker Vacumatic that is a family heirloom.

 

Does anyone know of a repair shop with an online web page that "specializes" in "complete Parker Vacumatic restoration"??

 

I have seen Danny Fudge at The Write Pen mentioned here, and Ron at Main Street Pens .

 

Are there others (other than the above) in the USA that are reputable (Vacumatics), do great work.

 

Thanks for your help.

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Posted 08 October 2019 - 03:26

Martin Ferguson does very good work as well and will do all you ask.

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Posted 08 October 2019 - 04:50

eMail repairs at parker51.com

 

They do 51s and Vacs and do then well.  They also have access to parts that most people don't have sitting around.


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Posted 08 October 2019 - 10:15

My wife has a vintage Parker Vacumatic that is a family heirloom.
 
Does anyone know of a repair shop with an online web page that "specializes" in "complete Parker Vacumatic restoration"??
 
I have seen Danny Fudge at The Write Pen mentioned here, and Ron at Main Street Pens .
 
Are there others in the USA that are reputable (Vacumatics), do great work, and will test the pen before sending it back?
 
Thanks for your help.
jim

All the ones you mention have excellent reputation and would test with writer test before sending it back.
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#5 AlohaJim

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Posted 08 October 2019 - 14:40

eMail repairs at parker51.com

 

They do 51s and Vacs and do then well.  They also have access to parts that most people don't have sitting around.

 

Okay.

Emailed them.

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#6 AlohaJim

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Posted 08 October 2019 - 14:45

Martin Ferguson does very good work as well and will do all you ask.

This is what I was looking for.

I have emailed Martins Pens with a repair inquiry.

 

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Posted 08 October 2019 - 15:51

The moderator of this forum also does Vacumatics...


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#8 AlohaJim

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Posted 09 October 2019 - 13:32

The moderator of this forum also does Vacumatics...

 

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Posted 09 October 2019 - 17:33

Another place to look (not already mentioned) would be Indy-Pen-Dance.

I will note that I have had various repairs done on various pens by pretty much everyone who has been suggested so far.  But I've had Mike Kennedy of Indy-Pen-Dance do all my Vacs, after a friend's recommendation at my first pen show (one of the first "show" pens I ever bought was an Azure Blue Sub-Debutante; my friend (FPN member Uncle Red) had gotten some nib work done by Richard Binder, and Richard recommended Mike and Linda to him, and in turn the recommendation was passed along to me.

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ETA: I should say though, that I've generally had work done on pens at shows, not through sending them out.  I can't say what sort of turn around time any of these people have if you're mailing them the pen.  The advantage of shows (if you can get to one, of course) is that the people are right there -- you sign up on a waiting list but you can also talk directly to the repairer on the spot, and explain what the issues are, and if you need something like nib work you can then try the pen and say "No, not quite right yet" or "Yes!  That's PERFECT!"


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Posted 10 October 2019 - 02:08

I took mine to the Dallas pen show because I wanted to see the people that'd be working on the pen first, rather than sending it out blindly.  I just received the three pens that Danny Fudge worked over.   He worked on those FAST, even with me assuring him that I didn't need them anytime soon.   So, now I get to send him some of the elusive spondulix.   I'll do some quick testing on them tomorrow, but it appears that he did that before sending (slightly blue water still in them.  Not surprising, not offensive. )

 

Now for the Sheaffers - those will probably be expensive. 



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Posted 10 October 2019 - 12:31

Glenn Adkins of Triumph Vintage Pens has done my pens.

 

Check out his You Tube page.  

 

 

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