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Converter For Old Yardoled? Pilot Possible?


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Wasn't sure if I should put this here or not, but as it's partly about converters in general, that's my logic.

 

I got a lovely old yardoled some time ago....turned out that the casing above the nib unit had a spiral crack, it leaked/wouldn't write properly(went through all the complaining to the seller route, who maintained - adamantly - that it was not cracked, or had not been when he sold it. He was wrong. But, that's another matter. All ended well, after I asked here, and followed up on the suggestion to send it to yardoled, which I did, and they put a whole new u it on it - nib, nib section, everything, no charge at all: I'd made it clear in the covering letter I sent that I had bought it second hand.....ie I was not the original owner: it felt like 'cheating' not to have told them that)

 

So, it's lovely.....don't know the model: long, slim, plain, in a small slim wooden box. So much nicer than the more modern ones(just my opinion)

 

Anyway, Im trying to find out if there's a converter which will fit: one place suggests a pilot. As it uses international cartridges, it seems likely that several might; I'd like the piston type.

 

Any suggestions or help, please?

 

I'll post a pic in a wee while....just wanted to ask first.

 

Would also be interested to know hat the model is....the seller was not into pens, and even if he was, he was so unhelpful( and just plain wrong) that I have no desire to contact him as he wouldn't know anyway, and it will just have upset me.

 

It's very plain, and has a sweet simplicity....the numbers on the top of the clip are 4635.

 

Thanks

Alex

 

Edited to add photos

 

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Also, since it is a Yard-o-Led fountain pen it can't be too old. You can find out when it was made from the date marks. I think the first Yard-o-Led fountain pen was around 1972 so scroll down to there to get started.

 

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Anyway, Im trying to find out if there's a converter which will fit: one place suggests a pilot. As it uses international cartridges, it seems likely that several might; I'd like the piston type.

 

I've never seen a Yard-O-Led fountain pen that uses anything other than standard-size cartridges. Whoever suggested Pilot cartridges is perhaps to be avoided for fountain pen advice in the future...

 

FYI, the current OE converter for a Viceroy is a Schmidt K5 converter. You can also use a Pelikan (same as the Schmidt) or similar standard-size converter.

 

HTH,

 

Martin

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Fountain Pen Specialists since 2000

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Thanks all.....not just for the help, but the extra information. My my my how much I love this world of fountain pens. ....

 

Alex

"As many nights endure Without a moon or star So will we endure When one is gone and far "Leonard Cohen, of blessed memory(21/09/1934-7/11/2016)

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