Jump to content

REPAIR REFERENCE INFORMATION



Recommended Posts

Books

Fountain Pens

The Complete Guide to Repair and Restoration - Frank Dubiel - [Da Book]

(Available from most pen supply stores)

Pen Repair by Jim Marshall and Laurence Oldfield.

(It is available through penpractice.com)

 

Nib Adjustments - Flow Problems

Richard Binder's Post

Arthur Twydle's web site

 

Nib Smoothing/Grinding:

John Mottishaw's Site

Ludwig Tan's site

Wim Geeraets' (wimg) article

 

Nib Smoothing Threads:

Thread in Repair Forum

Thread in Writing Instruments

 

Nib Grinding Threads:

Thread in Repair Forum

Thread 2 in Repair Forum

Thread 3 in Repair Forum - Grit info too

More Grit Info (Abrasive Grades)

 

On-Line Pen Reference Material

Richard Binder

John Mottishaw Nib Articles

Peter Twydle

Parker 75 Reference

 

Pen Maintenance:

John Mottishaw

Nathan Tardiff - Snorkel

Richard Binder

 

Pen Polishing Threads:

Repair Forum post 1

Repair Forum post 2

Repair Forum post 3

Repair Forum post 4

Repair Forum post 5

 

Pen Repair Don'ts

Repair Forum post

Pen Repair Don'ts - David Nishimura

Interesting FPN thread with a number of tips. Feel free to add to the thread itself...

 

Pen Sac Information

Pen Sac Company

Woodbin (Martin Smith)

 

Pen Sac Replacement

Richard Binder

Ernst Bitterman

 

Salad Spinner Centrifuge

http://www.fountainp...n...st&p=116874

 

Supplies (General - Materials)

McMaster Carr

 

General Q&A's

FP FAQ's

 

Further links will be added as found/identified...

 

Gerry/Ron

 

Edit: Fixed links, added 'da book', removed duplicate link, added titles in Grinding and Smoothing references (hope that helps in remembering which one you want to refer to again...), added DVD's link, added poishing section.

Edit: Added Pen Repair Don'ts (Gerry)

Edit: Added Pen Sac Information / Pen Sac Replacement Info. (Gerry)

Edit: Added Nib Adjustments - Flow Problems, reordered topics and removed most http references. (Gerry)

Edit: Added Parker 75 Reference (Gerry)

Edit: Added McMaster-Carr link (Gerry)

Edit: Added Salad Spinner Centrifuge (Gerry)

Edit: Added FAQ thread (Gerry)

Edit: Added Ernst Bitterman (Gerry)

Etit: Added Woodbin to pen sac list (Gerry)

Edit: Added 'More Grit Info' (Gerry)

Edit: Added Pen Repair (Gerry)

Edit: Fixed Richard's Links (Gerry)

Edit: Checked all links (Gerry)

Edit: Fixed link to nib smoothing article (wimg)

Edit: Fixed links to Mottishaw's site (Gerry)

Edited by Gerry
Maintenance
Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Replies 20
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

  • Gerry

    4

  • doctorcornelius

    3

  • EHLawyer

    1

  • einv

    1

This is a great idea, and much appreciated. Unfortunately, the "smoothing" links both lead nowhere.

 

[ed: That's fixed now - Gerry]

Edited by Gerry
Link to post
Share on other sites
da book by frank dubiel heads the pack in terms of utility, plus it is a classic.

I second the motion. No book is perfect, even Frank's, but Da Book is the one piece of literature anyone who wants to work on pens should absolutely have.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Richard - I bought Da Book after reading about it on your site - thanks for the steady flow of information & advice, it really is appreciated.

Administrator and Proprietor of Murphy Towers

Link to post
Share on other sites

Gerry,

 

I would recommend listing the real name for Da Book, too:

 

Fountain Pens

The Complete Guide to Repair and Restoration

 

Ron

Ron

 

Favorite Pens: Parker "51"Lamy 2000; Bexley America the Beautiful; Pilot Custom 823, 912 and 74; Sheaffer Early Touchdown; Parker Vacumatic; Sheaffer Legacy

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 3 weeks later...

Is there a guide to repairing the old mechanical pencils?

 

Thanks,

Ron

"Adventure is just bad planning." -- Roald Amundsen

Link to post
Share on other sites

Don't know of one - would appreciate anyone identifying info sources they know of. I did a search on FPN for Mechanical Pencils, and didn't find any specific repair related info other than identification of jammed leads as being the most frequent cause of problems (DWL I think).

 

Thanks,

 

Gerry

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 4 months later...

I am not aware of a comprehensive single volume on the repair of pencils, but many manufacturers published their own factory repair manuals for the use of their dealers or authorized repair stations back in the day. I can't attest to what other manufacturers put out, but Eversharp (Wahl-Eversharp) did make and send out repair manuals for their pens AND pencils. My library includes a good number of these, mostly from 1923 on the traditional eversharps and then again from the period 1937-8 through about 1948. I have to believe that this type of material exists from other manufacturers as well.

 

Syd the Wahlnut

Syd "the Wahlnut" Saperstein

Pensbury Manor

Vintage Wahl Eversharp Writing Instruments

Pensbury Manor

 

The WAHL-EVERSHARP Company

www.wahleversharp.com

New WAHL-EVERSHARP fountain and Roller-Ball pens

Link to post
Share on other sites
doctorcornelius

Hello Everyone

 

The above is a terrific resource and much appreciated. Whilst it is useful to those in America, perhaps it would be nice to see a companion list for Europe. Any chance we could put one of those together?

 

WANTED: Specialists in...

 

Nib Repair / Smoothing / Adjusting - Sac / Piston Repair and Replacement, Etc.

 

Testimonials would be useful, too.

 

Just a thought.

 

Regards,

 

Nick

 

(Edited typo)

Edited by doctorcornelius

Boozo Ergo Sum

Link to post
Share on other sites

I am not aware of a comprehensive single volume on the repair of pencils, but many manufacturers published their own factory repair manuals for the use of their dealers or authorized repair stations back in the day. I can't attest to what other manufacturers put out, but Eversharp (Wahl-Eversharp) did make and send out repair manuals for their pens AND pencils. My library includes a good number of these, mostly from 1923 on the traditional eversharps and then again from the period 1937-8 through about 1948. I have to believe that this type of material exists from other manufacturers as well.

 

Syd the Wahlnut

Thanks for the reminder Syd. I have a copy of the Pen Fanciers Club (PFC) compilation of repair manuals for Sheaffer Parker and Eversharp - and indeed, there is some info there about the pencils.

 

Thanks,

 

Gerry

Link to post
Share on other sites
Hello Everyone

 

The above is a terrific resource and much appreciated. Whilst it is useful to those in America, perhaps it would be nice to see a companion list for Europe. Any chance we could put one of those together?

 

WANTED: Specialists in...

 

Nib Repair / Smoothing / Adjusting - Sac / Piston Repair and Replacement, Etc.

 

Testimonials would be useful, too.

 

Just a thought.

 

Regards,

 

Nick

 

(Edited typo)

Thank you Nick.

 

There are many reasons for some reluctance to offer a list of repairers complete with 'ratings'. Some of them were discussed elsewhere in this forum. I am willing to consider establishing one that lists known repairers in each country however. I would certainly prefer if the names were added as a recommendation from a satisfied customer, but that shouldn't be a necessary factor.

 

We need to start this topic in the regular forum, perhaps asking for testimonials, and if there is a good response, We'll consider adding it to the pinned list of topics here...

 

Regards,

 

Gerry

Link to post
Share on other sites
doctorcornelius

Hi Gerry

 

Thanks for your response. I'd offer to help, but I'm a bit new to all this - which, of course, is why I asked for the list in the first place!

 

Also, it should drum up some business for those who wish to be on the list, which can't be a bad thing.

 

Cheers,

 

Nick

Boozo Ergo Sum

Link to post
Share on other sites
Hello Everyone

 

The above is a terrific resource and much appreciated. Whilst it is useful to those in America, perhaps it would be nice to see a companion list for Europe. Any chance we could put one of those together?

 

WANTED: Specialists in...

 

Nib Repair / Smoothing / Adjusting - Sac / Piston Repair and Replacement, Etc.

 

Testimonials would be useful, too.

 

Just a thought.

 

Regards,

 

Nick

 

(Edited typo)

Hi Nick,

There are over a dozen repair people/repair services in the U.K. in this handy list of links on Penhero.com:

http://www.penhero.com/PenBookmarks_PenRepair.htm

Edited by Gerry
Vancouver (B.C) Pen Club (our website)
Link to post
Share on other sites
doctorcornelius

Hello Maja

 

Thanks very much for that. Whilst the Penhero site is, in itself, a terrific resource, I was rather hoping we could get a simplified list onto FPN (which is, after all, the best resource of all!). What I'm asking for is a sort of handy 'quick-reference', though comprehensive, affair that people over on this side of the Atlantic could use to help them find repair people.

 

Best regards,

 

Nick

Boozo Ergo Sum

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 2 years later...
Hello Maja

 

Thanks very much for that. Whilst the Penhero site is, in itself, a terrific resource, I was rather hoping we could get a simplified list onto FPN (which is, after all, the best resource of all!). What I'm asking for is a sort of handy 'quick-reference', though comprehensive, affair that people over on this side of the Atlantic could use to help them find repair people.

 

Best regards,

 

Nick

 

Did anything ever come of this list?

http://www.myspace.com/gothmeister

http://www.gothmeister-imaging.com

http://www.facebook.com/gothmeister

 

http://img525.imageshack.us/img525/606/letterji9.png

 

"And fighting time so hard I pray that this moment lasts forever and will the world stay standing still, at least, for me...." --- "Standing" VNV Nation

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 1 month later...

Great list of repair information, but do you not know about the latest book on pen repair?

 

It is called 'Pen Repair' and is by Jim Marshall and Laurence Oldfield. In three parts, it deals with the basics of pen repair (including some data on pencils), specific pens (mostly US and UK pens) and specialist techniques. The book is in full colour and the text is centred around high resolution photographs of dismantled pens.

 

It is available through penpractice.com

 

Laurence

Link to post
Share on other sites
Great list of repair information, but do you not know about the latest book on pen repair?

 

It is called 'Pen Repair' and is by Jim Marshall and Laurence Oldfield. In three parts, it deals with the basics of pen repair (including some data on pencils), specific pens (mostly US and UK pens) and specialist techniques. The book is in full colour and the text is centred around high resolution photographs of dismantled pens.

 

It is available through penpractice.com

 

Laurence

 

I did a full review of it here when it first came out last year. I guess we need to update the pinned list....

spacer.png
Visit Main Street Pens
A full service pen shop providing professional, thoughtful vintage pen repair...

Please use email, not a PM for repair and pen purchase inquiries.

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 2 years later...

Where can I find basic repair information regarding restoring a piston filling mechanism?

Gobblecup ~

 

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 2 months later...

I have a Stipula fountain pen that I've had for 7 years. It has started skipping, the cap split and the cap ring fell off...lost. Where do I send it for repairs? Italy? Where do I obtain a performa to send with the pen? Thanks.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now







×
×
  • Create New...