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Beyond My Skill To Fix: Two Broken Mbs And A Broken Schaeffer Snorkel



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I have three broken pens that I would love to give to someone or someones who have the skill, tools, and inclination to repair and to keep. If you can fix 'em or even salvage and use the parts, you can have 'em. I don't want to see these go to melt or resale or parts resale (I could do that!), but preferably to a collector who will restore and use them or even trade them on FPN. If you-all judge them beyond repair, then I'll reconsider. I just don't know enough to judge.

 

First is a 1970's Montblanc, I don't know the model. I bought this new, broke the cap almost immediately, attempted a hamfisted repair (there is some glue residue on the surviving piece of the cap, which is in the photo and will be included with the pen), and gave up, a little brokenhearted. It's been in a drawer for 40+ years. The nib is in good shape, almost never used. I think it's a medium. It's moderately dirty, but the piston works and is smooth.

 

https://www.amazon.com/photos/all/fpngallery/oub-KcOjSAq_pXmpYuB20Q

 

Second is a Montblanc Mozart (cartridge only) with a pranged nib. The picture doesn't show the extent of the damage, but the tines are really bent. There is a slight blemish on the star on the cap. I don't know what the blemish is, and it didn't come off with light finger rubbing. The rest of the pen is in great shape. The threads are clean and smooth. I don't remember where I got this, or how and when I broke it, but I've had it a very long time. I probably bought it when the Mozart series first came out, but I am not sure.

 

https://www.amazon.com/photos/all/fpngallery/HVDQvfdcRf6_gFsgo1h3Fg

 

The last is a 1940's or earlier Schaeffer snorkel in burgundy. It was my wife's school pen. I broke the section very recently (*grrr*) when disassembling it to clean. The surviving piece is depicted and will be included with the pen. The nib is undamaged, but the pen is VERY dirty. She probably put it away inked decades ago. Having blown it once, I will not attempt further manipulation, but rather leave it in parts.

 

https://www.amazon.com/photos/all/fpngallery/5dlpnTF0RBeYigg5KPi6uQ

 

Here are all three together

 

https://www.amazon.com/photos/all/fpngallery/z48Cx81AQvin2QYh2ZlA8w

 

I'll leave this open for a couple of weeks and choose randomly, with preference to someone who wants all three. If you only want one or two, please don't hesitate to say so, however, because there might not be anyone who wants all three. For shipping, I request that you send me a prepaid shipping box so that all I have to do is bubble-wrap them and send them off.

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+1 on the photos not showing.

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I couldnt ever afford a MB with the budget limit set by my SO :-( this is the only way Id be able to get my hands on one. If you prefer Ill take all three but if there are others who've never had the pleasure of owning these and who would like to get one, I don't mind the others going to someone else. Spread the love :-) and truly appreciate your generosity.

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Surprised that all the apostrophes in my post disappeared on submission...hmmm...what gives

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Apologies on the photos not showing. I will try to figure this out over the weekend.

Obviously, I don't know how to get photos showing on this site!

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Second is a Montblanc Mozart (cartridge only) with a pranged nib. The picture doesn't show the extent of the damage, but the tines are really bent. There is a slight blemish on the star on the cap. I don't know what the blemish is, and it didn't come off with light finger rubbing. The rest of the pen is in great shape. The threads are clean and smooth. I don't remember where I got this, or how and when I broke it, but I've had it a very long time. I probably bought it when the Mozart series first came out, but I am not sure.

 

https://www.amazon.com/photos/all/fpngallery/HVDQvfdcRf6_gFsgo1h3Fg

The "blemish" turns out to be a tiny, tiny "F", which I realized when I took

a loupe to it! So there is a little mark in the star that says this is a fine-point.

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I do not want to have these pens but just wanted you to know that I cannot see the photos, when I click on your links I just get an invitation to start my own Amazon photo account.

I'll work on re-posting the pictures this weekend. Sorry for the snafu!

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Please consider me for all three.

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I do not want to have these pens but just wanted you to know that I cannot see the photos, when I click on your links I just get an invitation to start my own Amazon photo account.

 

Here is my latest attempt to share photos of this set.

 

https://www.amazon.com/photos/shared/-le5x9XdRkKBjQM7_IpDig.pfboZwEXswbNpSXOYK1_W6

 

please gripe if they don't show up. I tested on another computer, but I did likewise with the last batch /boggle.

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