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missuslovett

Hi,

I've just bought this pretty Remington. Am I right in thinking these are 3rd tier pens of variable quality? As you can see it's quite cute and I only really bought it because its colourway appealed to me. In spite of the seller's injunctions to the contrary, the nib is damaged and it does not write. That doesn't bother me too much as it only cost a couple of pounds but what should I do for a nib? I don't want to spend oodles, on the other hand I'd quite like to use it. Where might I search for something appropriate?

 

 

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missuslovett

Of course. It's an absolute nail and one tine has tucked itself under the other at the end. It looks like a stub.It has 'Manuscript; England; Iridium' on it.

 

 

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There are modern nibs that will fit this pen- Bock, Jowo, whatever.

So the thing to do is find a seller in your country who also retails nibs (in US, I would use Goulet, etc) Battersea Pen Home? Beaufort?

Disassemble, get detailed measurements of the nasty nib and its section, and talk to the seller to see if they can come up with a likely replacement.

If you know how to pull and set a nib, redo a sac, etc and the feed is OK- I'd just put on a modern nib and be done with it.

Sometimes the cat needs a new cat toy. And sometimes I need a new pen.

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missuslovett

I was thinking of this. But I like to keep things in period as much as possible and I've got a spare Burnham wafting around that I might use in the meantime. I might even try a Noodler' flex just for a laugh. I think there's going to be some enjoyable fiddling. :)

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