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Finally, I've done preparation for uploading the English version of "How To Repair Montblanc 139", which I had once posted on this forum ! This is the English version of the video. I would be more than happy to be of service to you all. :)

 

 

How to replace cork of a telescopic piston filler Montblanc.

 

Masters of the Fountain Pen - Eizo Fujii (Euro Box) -

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUq_xL6ePkE

 

Just for your information,

Kota Adachi

 

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Thank you so much for your hearty comment. I've already finished preparation for uploading the English version of "How to repair Montblanc No.22", which I had once posted on this forum as well. When I upload it, I'll inform you on this forum.

 

 

...If you have an interest in this series of videos, please refer to the topic below. :)

 

Masters Of The Fountain Pen (with English subtitles)

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php/topic/252498-masters-of-the-fountain-pen/

 

 

Gratefully yours,

Kota Adachi

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Great work, Kota! Thank you for producing this translated version :thumbup:

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It would be great if we had a pinned post that contained a series of DIY maintenance videos, like a directory for disassembling-cleaning-reassembling all things MB. This would certainly be one of them!

 

Great video!

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I hate to say this, but I couldn't look away during the first 3-4 minutes where Fujii-sama is heating/taking out the section...especially after he says "If it breaks it's game over!" Talk about tension!

 

Kota-san, how long did it take Fujii-sama to do the replacement operation? (It must have been more than 11-12 minutes)

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outstanding :thumbup: thanks

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Great video. It reaffirms my wanting of a 139.

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Out of curiosity, has anyone ever tried replaced the cork seal with a synthetic one so that one wouldn't need to worry about having the seal constantly moist?

What I'm looking for: Montblanc 132, 235, 422 and 432. Any help would be most appreciated.

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That was a really interesting video!

Just curious, but why use a cork, and not some sort of synthetic material which might not need to be replaced so often?

On another note, this master doesn't handle the pen delicately while repairing it, you can see him being really quick in moving things around. If I saw someone else do this with one of my pens I would be extremely horrified, but I guess since this man knows what he is doing he can afford to be quick in a way that would appear to us to be careless.

Also, who made this video? Are there really programmes dedicated to fountain pens in Japan?

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Finally, I've done preparation for uploading the English version of "How To Repair Montblanc 139", which I had once posted on this forum ! This is the English version of the video. I would be more than happy to be of service to you all. :)

 

 

How to replace cork of a telescopic piston filler Montblanc.

 

Masters of the Fountain Pen - Eizo Fujii (Euro Box) -

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUq_xL6ePkE

 

Just for your information,

Kota Adachi

 

 

I assume MB use rubber in their modern piston fillers, not cork. I have a Pelikan and a Visconti demonstrator so I can see the rubber stopper. But I have no idea what's inside my MB.

 

Can anyone comment whose looked at the guts of a modern MB?

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I assume MB use rubber in their modern piston fillers, not cork. I have a Pelikan and a Visconti demonstrator so I can see the rubber stopper. But I have no idea what's inside my MB.

 

Can anyone comment whose looked at the guts of a modern MB?

 

 

I would say its a silicon gasket. Its that off white opaque plastic.

 

I wonder if the more ink you put in the cork MB, does the sound start to decrease? It would drive me bonkers having to hear that constantly.

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What a great video.. I recently bought a MB 244 and try to refill it with ink but seems like the piston could not suck any ink.. I have no idea whether this is piston failure or cork replacement is needed...

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MiamiArchStudent, on 19 Sept 2013 - 04:32, said:

Out of curiosity, has anyone ever tried replaced the cork seal with a synthetic one so that one wouldn't need to worry about having the seal constantly moist?"""

 

A cork boiled in a mix of mineral oil and bees wax, is far smoother than any plastic according to The Pen Repair book 2nd edition, by Marshal and Oldfield, then with a tad of silicon grease finishes the trick.

 

Especially when you see how much trouble it is to take apart a MB, I'd not go with a second class take the pen apart every year or two to re-grease the O rings, when a properly prepared cork, which that video didn't seem to have, will work a life time and a half, if used regularly.

 

A cork does not need to be constantly kept wet.

A NOS cork in an old pen, does need to be soaked in water for some time before inking it (say three or so days), but a new cork that is fresh from mineral oil/bees wax treatment shouldn't need that.

 

I have Zombied a few dead corks that sat for a generation or two by soaking (both sides by holding it underwater when filling) for a week. Someday I'll have to re-cork them.

 

If you use your cork pen every couple of months you should have no problems with the cork drying out. It is only when it has sat in the back of a desk for decades do you have to worry about it.

 

I just won a MB 742 at an live auction at a good price, and having looked at how much trouble that man had fixing it...in my telescoping piston is stuck, there is no way I'll try to repair that. Mine is off to Max ASAP. Tell him to cook the cork in mineral oil and bees wax too. If I'm going to pay to have the pen taken apart, I've no idea how long it's been broken, so might as well get a properly prepared new cork put on too.

 

Oh, what a beautiful 'flexi' nib on that pen.

 

It is also my understanding that MB uses some special "shellac" type substance to glue the nib and feed into the section. Also not used on that repair.

 

 

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