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Nib Crack On A 1930's Duofold Nib


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Hi everyone!

 

I recently purchased a vintage Parker Duofold in a stunning bright Lapis Lazuli celluloid, an absolutely gorgeous pen.

 

When I deceided to take it apart for servicing and cleaning, I was disapointed to discover, hidden behind the section a large crack on the nib.

 

I have no competence for fixing this kind of problems, I live in France and would like to know if anyone knew serious nibmeisters in Europe.

 

A pic of the nib is attached.

 

 

Many thanks,

 

Jeremy

 

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Hi

 

It might also be worth looking on the likes of eBay for a replacement nib, they do come up quite often and although they can be quite expensive often almost what you can get a complete pen for it might still be cheaper than having that nib repaired as that is a very long crack to be repaired successfully.

 

Paul

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Thanks everybody for tour precious answers, I try to contact Romillo, and Will look forward ebay for spare nibs.

Jeremy

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