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Hi I'm new to the FPN and to online forums - so if I'm in the wrong place with the wrong thread - sorry. I've recently purchased a Congress bulb filler fountain pen. I've read several threads about their history - from what I've seen, no one seems to know very much about them. I have one piece of information to add, which I haven't seen mentioned anywhere else. On the clip, not only does it say "CONGRESS", but it also says "PATU". I've tried Google but that got me nowhere, apart from somewhere in Asia. Is it any help? Andrew
Hi I'm about to embark on my first (very simple) fountain pen repair, and I've got a very simple question. The pen in question is a Congress bulb filler (cheap to buy, but I rather like it). The bulb has previously been replaced with a sac that appears to be almost new so I'm leaving that bit alone. The section and the barrel are a press or push fit. When I received it, it was leaking through the joint. My simple question is how should I seal it? Shellac, epoxy or something else? I'm not convinced that shellac will seal, and whilst I cannot see any reason to ever want to break the connection, epoxy seems rather irreversible. Your thoughts please Thanks Andrew