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  1. Hello, I've wanted an old pencil for a long time and I just came across a classic green Eversharp mechanical. I just have a couple questions since I've never owned one like this before. What kind of lead do I need to get for this? I'm assuming I have to go online to get it.There seems to be a little piece of lead still in there that isn't coming out when I press the button. Do I need a full piece of lead to make it work or is it broken? If it's broken, what can I do to repair it? Thanks, ~C
  2. orangejuiceguy

    A Useful Tool!

    while i do not(yet) repair pens myself, i have something that may be useful when adjusting nib tines. The Eye Clops microscope is a handheld digital microscope, and does 100x, 200x, and 400x magnification. it has lights built in to light up the object, a screen showing the magnified object, and can take picture or video, if need be you need to post it somewhere. downside is, im not sure how practical it is, and you dont really need the 200x and 400x for obvious reasons. another downside is the need to hold the pen and the microscope, unless you can figure out a mount for the scope and pen, because its a bit tricky to adjust the pen correctly to the microscope at such high magnifications. a pen mount is optional but will free up both hands and keep you from having to adjust it to keep it a sharp image. i would post samples but im having quite a time finding the usb that plugs into the top...
  3. WhiskeyMan

    Bent Nib Help

    Hello, I've just posted about my Eversharp pencil, but I've also gotten a matching Skyline fp. However, the nib on it is bent forward. I would like to get this pen repaired, but I don't know what this would require. My other question is more general. I have an old waterman that has a slightly bent nib that works great. Is it necessarily a big problem if a nib is bent? Here is a picture of both of those nibs together. Has anyone have this experience, and if this was your pen, what would you do with it?
  4. I have a 1948 all original (as far as I can tell, except for the section hood because of horrible cracks and missing pieces.) Parker "51" in india black. got it for free at a garage sale about 5 years ago because my name was Parker, replaced the nib hood that had horrible cracks and missing pieces with a new one and just recently got the vacuumatic assembly out. I did not like what I saw. I was planning on doing the repair myself, as I have done pretty basic restorations (sac replacements, nib alignment, nib grinding/bending)on some Sheaffers in the past, but when I opened it up all I saw was hardened ink and sac and horribleness (see pictures in link). So my question is: should I send it in to someone or fix it myself, if i fix it myself what do i use to get the gunk out of the barrel and what should I use to grip the feed to pull it out? Images http://imgur.com/a/jvE3p (sorry for the imgur link not sure if people like that site, but it is easy to use and the files were to big to attach)
  5. Hi all, I've won this Vacumatic http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/vintage-parker-fountain-pen-/261208379828?_trksid=p2047675.l2557&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEWNX%3AIT&nma=true&si=I%252F54QePjwSIBcPn4t%252FY06icTTi8%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc and am wondering how I tell what the correct cap would be? I'm figuring even if it's knackered and I can't find an appropriate cap, it's worth it for the nib alone. But I'd rather not strip it if I can avoid that.
  6. I'm repairing a Wearever Deluxe fountain pen and noticed that the J bar was corroded and broken. I'm thinking about purchasing a new J bar online but am not sure what size to get. Any suggestions? Thank you! -Jason





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