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Hi, I bought a circa 1918 Waterman's Ideal 52 lever fill fountain pen two weeks ago. I had it filled with Waterman's ink at the store, took it home, and gleefully wrote with it until it ran dry today. I started to flush it out with distilled water and after about 20, or so, fills and flushes it just stopped filling when I released the lever to fill it one more time. No forewarning of impending failure, no breaking or snapping sound, nothing. Any idea what this could be, is a fix simple? I am somewhat handy, but if this is a repair beyond my means, can someone recommend a place that wo
I now have a nice selection of both new and vintage (restored) pens. I love many of them and dislike very few. I also have a small collection of vintage pens in need of service - basic things such as cleaning, sac replacement, light nib smoothing, polishing and so on. Over the summer I invested in some basic poem repair / restoration supplies. I read books. I watched videos. I started off with cheap pens with lots of problems. I built up some confidence in turning $3 EBay finds into decent writers. And then I tried my hand on something a little more expensive, with only a few cosmetic pr