Thank you for your help. From the links, I understand the issue with this old pen. However, I am mechanically or visually challenged. Could either of you explain in more detail the shellacking of a sac on the the cartridge nipple and how it would work to fill the pen? I can only visualize a limp sack hanging on the end of the nipple with no way to get ink in it. Thanks again.
You'd just put a touch of shellac on the nipple, stretch a sac over it, and a touch more shellac on the outside around the seal to bond it all around.
What you'd end up with is a "squeeze bulb" converter. You'd just squeeze the sac and it'd fill the pen. It shouldn't flop around limply, a new sac is a pretty turgid little fellow.
the only "trick" is in cutting the sac to the right length, but it's not hard. But the end result is a pretty cavernous ink capacity and they're fairly easy to clean out by just squeezing it a bunch in a cup of water (way better than trying to clean a lever filler)
If you would like it done right, I'd be happy to do it for free if you just pay for return shipping. I have boatloads of sacs and not enough pens to restore, and this would take me five minutes to do.
Edited by Honeybadgers, 06 November 2019 - 08:46.