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  1. parapadakis

    What type of cork is best for seals?

    Hello, I'm about to make my own cork seals for the first time. In this case it is for a Safety Pen, but there are also a few Onoto plungers in waiting. My question is this: What is the correct/best type of cork to use for seals? Does it make a difference? many thanks George
  2. Got this SIEMENS branded safety filler and I am curious who made it. Saw an earlier post with a faceted Montblanc, but this one is round, has a steel nib, although this maybe not original. The captop is Montblanc like and is stamped 66. Any Idea? https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/uploads/imgs/fpn_1524931525__siemens1.jpg https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/uploads/imgs/fpn_1524931549__siemens2.jpg https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/uploads/imgs/fpn_1524931580__siemens3.jpg https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/uploads/imgs/fpn_1524931594__siemens4.jpg https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/uploads/imgs/fpn_1524931612__siemens5.jpg https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/uploads/imgs/fpn_1524931631__siemens6.jpg https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/uploads/imgs/fpn_1524931647__siemens7.jpg https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/uploads/imgs/fpn_1524931668__siemens8.jpg
  3. jungkind

    Siemens - Made By Montblanc?

    Got this SIEMENS branded safety filler and I am curious who made it. Saw an earlier post with a faceted Montblanc, but this one is round, has a steel nib, although this may not be original. The captop is Montblanc like and is stamped 66. Any Idea? http://www.fountainp...5__siemens1.jpg http://www.fountainp...9__siemens2.jpg http://www.fountainp...0__siemens3.jpg http://www.fountainp...4__siemens4.jpg http://www.fountainp...2__siemens5.jpg http://www.fountainp...1__siemens6.jpg http://www.fountainp...7__siemens7.jpg http://www.fountainp...8__siemens8.jpg
  4. I'm trying to restore Moore non-leakable pen. It has a pin on the nib carrier (rod). Please could someone explain me what for it is. It looks like it hinder sealing, so the pen is leaking.
  5. strelnikoff

    Nib Crack On Waterman 42 Safety

    Hello everyone, I have recently bought a vintage Waterman 42. I have bought it through some youngster from apparently an original owner (a man in his 80's) and instantly fell in love with the pen. Outside, the pen seemed in decent shape. I bought it cheap, knowing that there will be some work on it. My first problem was - and still is - this pen was probably never serviced, the cork was dry, but - with some soaking, I have managed to start using it (today). However, immediately I have noticed that someone was obviously tried to straighten the tines, probably that "know it all" youngster. And to my horror - I've noticed that one tine has a crack. Please see below (I tried to take as best photo as I could). Does anyone here knows - who or where can I send this pen - to have this crack repaired??? And more than anything - is it possible to repair this crack? Please help!
  6. Hi, I'm new to restoring Waterman safety pens, I read up on their disassembly and replacing the cork with o-rings (which I plan to do with this one), but I haven't seen much on restoring the cap. Is there anything to replace in the cap or a way to check if the cap seal is working properly? My second question is about an overlay. Is ther a way to remove the overlay to better polish it and clean the barrel underneath or would that just break the pen? (I'm guessing their isn't, but though I'd ask). Thanks in advance for your help!
  7. Hi everyone...I'm need your collective help (if possible). I recently purchased a beautiful Parker Jack Knife Safety 2 1/2 Button Filler. The exterior of the pen is fantastic and the nib is yummy, but... ..I was only allowed to dip the pen for testing at the show, but upon getting it home, the filling system doesn't work. A sac would be helpful, but the metal cage that goes around the sac has become brittle and broken. Is there anyone that works on these and do I need to buy another pen now just as a donor (if I can even find one)? I'm afraid I paid far to much, now that I know this piece is broken. Do you think the seller knew it was bad? What can be done, if anything, to fix my expensive little gem?! All help is appreciated.
  8. Hello, i'm trying to remove the back part of a Waterman 42 1/2v with a gold overlay and i'm having some trouble. I know this part is screwed in in the barrel and sealed with shellac and i know that i must use heat in order to soften the shellac, his is not the first Waterman 42 that i take apart. The problem is that, even if i use enough heat to make the overlay scorching, i'm still not able to unscrew the part. Any advice?
  9. Yesterday i've attempted to repair a waterman 42 safety pen for the first time . everything has gone fine until i reached the cork seal. Of course it was old, full of dirty and almost in pieces. I managed to make a well-fitting one from a nice piece of cork but i've read somewhere that i'll need to boil it in paraffine or wax to make it works properly, but i can't find a complete description of the whole process. I've also read that someone use o-rings instead of a cork seal. Can someone link me a source where i can find/buy them? (possibly in Europe ) Thank you for the help!
  10. morganschmidt

    Sourcing Cap For Early Moore Safety

    Greetings, I've acquired a lovely early gold-filled #2 Moore Safety, but the small cap is missing. I imagine this might be a long endeavor, but as we all know when you quite like a pen... So I'm searching for a cap or a parts/donor pen. Photos are of my pen, and of two similar ones found online with their proper cap. The proper cap would be smooth hard rubber. Curious who the Moore collectors out there? Cheers, Morgan
  11. DnzUlc

    A Noobish Question

    Hello everybody, today i bought a pen from flea market which is old and dirty but working, i will clean it soon. I am a Pelikan guy and a total noob about Watermans but it writes Waterman's ideal 18k on the cap and 42 on the bottom and i think it's a safety pen. It would be perfect if you can confirm the model and give me some info about it's history, i don't know maybe the the dates of the production. And also can you give me an average value cause if my guess about the model is true i've seen it's price range between 250 dollars to 2500 dollars . Thanks for your help and an apology for the very low quality of the photos already.
  12. Several months ago I posted a thread where i was looking for a Moore replacement nib for a nice, previously restored safety pen with an ill-fitting replacement nib. Even after several helpful leads given to me by members here I was unfortunately unable to find the nib and decided to return the pen, as nice as it was. I just acquired another Moore's safety pen in unrestored condition with the intent of restoring it. This pen has the correct nib but I face a new set of problems removing the washers and cork. The last "restored" Moore pen I had was very easy to disassemble because someone had already gone through the trouble. The shaft unscrewed from the back knob easily and when I looked at the outermost threaded washer I noted that there were 2 small, shallow holes carefully drilled into the surface at 12 and 6 o'clock positions. This was obviously to assist someone in the unscrewing and replacement of the washer. When I went to disassemble this new pen of mine i found the outermost washer has no little holes to fit my tweezers in to unscrew it. I understand I will need to get a heat gun to carefully loosen these threads (there seems to be some shellac covering them) but how in world is a guy supposed to unscrew the washers and if there are no little holes to fit a tool into, how did those Bostonians even install the washers in the first place? Well, I guess my question for the forum is: Am I correct in assuming that I will need to drill 2 tiny, shallow holes in the washer in order to turn it out? Even after applying heat I cannot imaging getting a grip on the washer any other way. Thanks in advance for people's helpful advice, Scribe16
  13. betweenthelens

    Bayard Safety Circa 1920

    I received my 1920s Bayard Safety a couple of days ago and after inking it last night, I realized it will need a new seal as it's leaking from the end. Still, it's a gorgeous pen and in pretty much pristine condition otherwise. It came with the original box and information sheet, too. I used old newspaper, from Sept. 1920, discovered under carpeting the other day at the Vanderbilt mansion here in Hyde Park. I was photographing furnishings in the dining room and the curators called me into the "reception room" to have a look at the papers, which were found as the staff were rolling back the carpet to clean the flooring. Thanks for looking! **Please excuse the debris, evident on the pen's black surface. The newspapers are disintegrating rapidly into dust and I'll be throwing them out after I photograph a few noteworthy pieces. http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/ee513/betweenthelens/IMG_95902_zpsd0f647a7.jpg The pen with nib exposed. http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/ee513/betweenthelens/IMG_9592_zps7cf4d2ba.jpg The box and pen with nib withdrawn. http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/ee513/betweenthelens/IMG_9593_zps77ac7069.jpg Information sheet accompanying pen. http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/ee513/betweenthelens/IMG_9620_zps8f47e532.jpg "Bayard Safety" http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/ee513/betweenthelens/IMG_9623_zpsfb5105e0.jpg Beautiful pattern http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/ee513/betweenthelens/IMG_9634_zps9f476ebf.jpg 18ct nib with the crossed nibs design and the E and F on either side The E and F denote the earliest of Bayards after Parisian bookseller Etienne Forbin, founder of the Bayard line. http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/ee513/betweenthelens/IMG_9636_zpsc90651ed.jpg Feed http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/ee513/betweenthelens/IMG_9642_zps1c2d406d.jpg The emerging nib reminds me of the Stipula Samurai's retractable nib. http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/ee513/betweenthelens/IMG_9655_zpse60eec29.jpg The beautiful cap

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