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I have recently inherited a couple of pens from my father. I'm mainly a Parker freak, and one of them was a battered P75 I've repaired and put back on the road. The other takes me out of my comfort zone: a Conway 87 - see photos below. It's in quite a bad way and needs a good deal of TLC. It is inscribed 14CTGOLD on the nib, and 'Conway 87 made in England' on the barrel. I've found a website that sys these pens were made (or started being made) in 1960. The sac has totally perished. It looks to me as if the squeeze filler is not a removable converter, but is fixed into the pen. Is this correct? I don't want to apply too much force. What is the best way to disassemble the pen? I've recently successfully replaced a sac on an old Parker Duofold, with the help of advice from people in the FPN and a couple of Youtube videos, but there seems to be nothing equivalent for Conway Stewarts. Is it the black ring that unscrews, with the help of a hair drier and section pliers? I imagine the nib must be removed outwards, but is it a straight pull or does it unscrew? All help and advice gratefully received. It would be really nice to put this veteran back into working order. Peter
I recently acquired a Parker 21 that is missing its sac. The metal aerometric shell is in place, just no sac. I would like to replace it myself but can't find any info here or on YouTube about putting in a replacement sac for a Parker 21. My experience level-I have extensive knowledge of 45s but little on older pens with sacs. I have replaced the cracked hood on another 21 I bought. I have watched Danny Fudge replace several sacs on Esterbrook Js. My questions: 1) Are there any videos or guides for replacing the sac on a Parker 21? 2) Will I need to remove the hood to remove the aerometric filler? 3) Do 21s have a breather tube? (I don't see one on mine) Thanks for any suggestions and advice.
perrins57 posted a topic in Fountain & Dip Pens - First StopI won a Conway Stewart scribe in need of restoration of thE Bay. I thought it a good cheap way to learn to get an old pen in reasonable used condition to work. I knew it needed a sac replacement. When it arrived I was pleasantly pleased with my buy. The hatched pattern had mostly worn off (it is older than me and made of rubber after all) But the inscription was legible and it is a nice size and weight. A simply pen (Conway Stewart basic model) but none the worse for that. The only obvious economy was the CS No. 3 fine nib ~ compared to my Summit, the nib was made of VERY thin metal. I made a note not to push it too far when flex writing as this was a sure candidate for a sprung nib. I had a great idea for how to make replacing the sac simple. I have a pair of bow-legged tweezers, I placed the end of the new sac over the end of the tweezers and the section of the pen in the wide middle of the tweezers. By opening the tweezers it stretched the sac and I could simply push the section into the spread sac end - easy! I say easy, it did require me to take the tweezers off with my teeth as one hand held the section and the other held the sac in place. After a dry run I put some shellac on the section and repeated as before; result = new sac securely fitted to the section, so what's my noob mistake? I left the (thin remember?) nib and feed in the section and somewhere in the above process managed to bend one of the tines, I say bend, I mean spring/crease badly! So whilst I will use the technique again to fit a new sac, I will remember to take the nib out first! Anyone got a No.3 nib for sale?
Hello there, I just started writing with fountain pens and bought a Namiki Falcon with a fine point and some flexibility. The other day I rediscovered this little Morrison ring top pen that I acquired at a sidewalk sale in Berlin, Germany a couple of years ago. I tested the pen and it seems to write just fine but I have a few questions about restoration that can hopefully be answered here. There is information about this pen company on the internet but I did not find any technical data. 1. I need to install a sac but I also don't want to buy an entire collection of them to find what size fits. Can someone tell me approximately what size sac this pen would need (I'm just looking for a ballpark size) and wether or not the sack should have a neck? 2. Am I right in assuming that because the pen writes fine that I don't have to do anything to the nib/feed/section assembly? I feel confident I can replace the sac but I really don't have the skills yet to extract the nib/feed. 3. Is there anything else that I should do to this pen to bring it up to snuff? the inside of the barrel is clear of old rubber but it has some residue on it and the inside of the cap has some old ink but nothing badly crusted. Thanks, Scribe16 On the back of a standard business card: the Morrison on the left and the Falcon on the right (note my unrelaxed, shaky hand ).