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Parker 21 Dripping Ink.. Solutions?


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Hi all,

 

I'm a little new to Parker pens, after only having a 45 and a 51 for a few months now (loving them both). I recently purchased a 21 on eBay. The thing writes fantastic, but there seems to be way too much space between the top of the nib and the bottom of the hood, allowing ink to pool up in the space and drip out out of the tip when I move the pen suddenly. It's also dripping ink into the cap so when I uncap it and try to write, I get ink all over my hands. I've flushed the pen pretty well and there doesn't seem to be any leaks anywhere. Is there a way to close the gap between the nib and the hood? Is my pen warped in some way? I've included a picture of what I'm talking about. Thanks guys.

 

-Alex

 

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Spacing looks correct.

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I can't tell much from the photo. But looking at my two Super 21s, there is no gap between the top of the nib and the bottom of the hood.

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The space looks fine, beneath the hood of your model of 21 is a conventional open nib, as FB suggests - here is another problem, try unscrewing the hood if you are competetant, if not send off to a good repair person.

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