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Nib Sheath On Vintage Pen



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I've never seen a sheath around a nib before. Is this common practice when putting a replacement Nib on a vintage pen? What is used for the sheath? It could be part of a sac, or some heat shrink material. What are the pros and cons? Does the sheath impact the ink flow? When you do this can the sheath be trimmed back a little to show more of the nib?



I got a majestic pen out of a junk box at the DC pen show. It is really cool black stripes over purple marble.


However, it seems to have a replacement nib with a rubber sheath around it. Without the sheath the feed doesn't fit the pen.


See the picture. The nib has and engraved oval with CHJ or CHI 14k in it. What type of nib is this?



BTW. 8 fixer upper pens for $50. Four had gold nibs (Wing-Flow 3 and 4s). The Majestic, Two Esterbrook Js, An Epenco, A Parkette, A nameless bulb filler, and a nameless not sure of the filling system. I'm having fun.



This was also posted in Nib and tines which seemed to be the wrong place.


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I can only assume the sheath was fitted to make the nib/feed fit. It's certainly not common practice! A nib that really fits would be a better solution.

 

You've done well on the fixer-uppers. The Esterbrooks and the Parkette are decent pens.

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Eachan

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I've never seen this in many years of collecting pens!

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That has all the hallmarks of someone working on a pen who doesn't know WTH they are doing.

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" The nib has and engraved oval with CHJ or CHI 14k in it. What type of nib is this? "

 

 

The initials “CHI” stands for Charles Henry Ingersoll. He and his brother, Robert, founded the Robert H. Ingersoll & Brother Company in 1892.

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