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Questions about Platinum 3776 Celluloid (also a sub question about “legit” retailers)
collectorofmanythings posted a topic in Fountain & Dip Pens - First StopSo I am looking into purchasing a Platinum 3776 Celluloid at some point and noticed some things that I have a few questions about, so, here they are: 1.) Why are some models so much more expensive than others? Like there is one over $1,000 and there is another for $382. Why? 2.) Are they real celluloid or cellulose acateate? 3.) Is PenSachi a “legit” retailer? It is a lot less expensive like most Japanese retailers, and I was wondering if any of you in the US have had experience with this retailer, I would appreciate if you valued tell your experiences. 4.) Do any of you have this pen? Do you like it? Thank you all in advance for your responses! I really appreciate it. W. H. Major
Getting Celluoid (As Raw Material)
Nestorvass posted a topic in Repair Q&AGreetings everyone, I am looking, to get more into solvent welding. Specifically I am interested In welding cracks on celluoid pens, such as parker vacumatics. I know that the proper method to do this, is to dissolve celluoid in MEK, to get a pretty thick liquid then apply to the crack, wait to dry for a long time, repeat etc. The problem is were can one find celluoid. I know old, broken pens is one source. However its very difficult, at least were I am from, to even find broken/damaged pens and escpecially ones made out of celluoid. Is there any source were I can buy celluoid, as raw material? Meaning a celluoid, cube, cylinder even shavings. It does not matter since I am going to dissolve them anyway. Thanks in advance, Nestor
Celluloid Repair Of Doric?
uilleann posted a topic in Repair Q&AI figured out how to fuse a crack on vintage celluloid, like this Ladies Hundred Year Pen. However next time I will over fill the crack and let it cure for a few weeks before I sand it down. This was done with a mix of powered celluloid (filed from old celluloid parts) and MEK. http://bobkeenanphotography.zenfolio.com/img/s4/v9/p2820048466-4.jpghttp://bobkeenanphotography.zenfolio.com/img/s1/v21/p2820048464-4.jpg So today I got a Wahl Doric and it has a big crack on the barrel. I do not think it goes all the way through the barrel wall as the section is nice and tight. Here are some pics. http://bobkeenanphotography.zenfolio.com/img/s7/v165/p2820048515-4.jpghttp://bobkeenanphotography.zenfolio.com/img/s7/v165/p2820048521-4.jpg And at a greater Magnification. http://bobkeenanphotography.zenfolio.com/img/s6/v138/p2820048510-4.jpg http://bobkeenanphotography.zenfolio.com/img/s10/v113/p2820048461-4.jpg http://bobkeenanphotography.zenfolio.com/img/s3/v41/p2820048507-4.jpghttp://bobkeenanphotography.zenfolio.com/img/s3/v23/p2820048467-4.jpg And my highest Magnification http://bobkeenanphotography.zenfolio.com/img/s4/v10/p2820048465-5.jpg The question here is will I do more harm than good with I fuse this crack like I did for the other part?