after I posted only yesterday about how I use my Parker Jotter pencil as an ‘out of office’/‘site visit’ tool because it is robust, it has today developed a problem.
It is ‘jammed’
The lead that is currently in its mouth/tip/jaws has worn down. No surprises there.
The surprise/problem is that, while there are several new/spare leads inside the pencil’s body, no more lead is coming out of the pencil.
I have pressed the button on top of the pencil a huge number of times, holding its mouth/tip/jaws downwards, but no new lead is feeding through its actuator mechanism
The actuator mechanism is making the same sound that it always has done, so I don’t think that the mechanism has broken.
Having had no success using the conventional means of feeding the next lead, I removed them all except for one and repeatedly pushed the pencil’s actuator button again. That didn’t work either.
I then tried to feed a new lead in to the mouth/tip/jaws directly (i.e. backwards, from the outside towards the inside) but have not been able to push the remnants of the previous lead back up in to the body of the pencil.
Although I am male, I even resorted to digging out the instruction leaflet that came with the pencil and actually read it
The leaflet only shows how to load new leads in to the top of the pencil.
I do not have any pins or needles that are fine enough that I could push them up through the pencil’s mouth/tip/jaws to force the old lead out.
So, do any of you out in FPN-land have any suggestions for how I can get the next lead to feed in to the pencil?
If so, my thanks in advance for your answers.