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Some context for the adventure here. The question comes in the last paragraph. I bought a long model Onoto 6234 from Spain recently, expecting it would need some service work. The pen looked to be in very fine shape externally, so that was promising. The plunger was extremely difficult to push down. Before taking it further apart, I removed the section to add some silicone grease to the barrel, as an experiment. Now the plunger moved very easily, but with no suitable 'pop' of vacuum breaking. Removing the rod showed that the "cup washer" was made from two bits of what appears to be bicyc
Zwirnor posted a topic in IntroductionsHi, I've come to this site to ask a favour. I am (was, just got made redundant, last day tomorrow) a contract cleaner for British Airways. I'm part of the team that rips out the cabins on their plane MOT's. Usually it's just gummy bears and Euro cents I come across when the seats are removed, but on one particular plane today I came across a rather funky fountain pen. Instead of chucking it, I took it home, as I was planning on giving it to my arty sister, but I googled it, and discovered not only is it very expensive, it's also now no longer made. I figured that the person who had lost it i