Vintage Pen Repair


On Point With Go Pens #72

I bought a pen restoring set and it has a little container of talc powder. I can’t figure out what to do with it or why I need it! Talcum powder is lightly dusted on the new sac. It helps to absorb excess moisture, which increases the life span of the sac – less moisture means less sac rot! Some sacs do not need this but if you have latex sacs, a little dusting can …

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Nib & Feed Paper Test

Sometimes with use, a nib may lift off from the feed. This can happen if pressure is applied to the nib in excess of what it can tolerate. If you slide a piece of paper between the nib and feed and it slides in easily, there is too large a gap. This gap can prevent capillary action of the ink to the paper, and you may find your pen runs dry. Vintage pen feeds were …

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Button-Filler Buttons and Bars

There are five buttons you might see on vintage pens: plastic, top hat, twist, aluminum, and brass. Plastic and top hat buttons were used in cheaper pens. The twist button was used in Mabie Todd Swans and Blackbird pens. The aluminum button was found on postwar Victory and Duofold Parkers. However, the brass button was most popular. Button-fillers also required a button bar to operate – when the button was depressed, the bar would compress the …

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Slotted Display Trays

By now, we have all amassed a tidy collection of the perfect pens, or we’re well on the way to having the perfect collection of pens. To be able to view them and store them easily, we have the perfect slotted display trays. Ideal for all modern pens, vintage fountain pens, and any other vintage pen! These display trays are 12 1/8″ x 16 3/8″ each, each with 24 slots. Several colors are available, including black, …

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Catalog #70 – 10% Off Sale

We are pleased to announce a sale of 10% off of any item remaining in Catalog #70. There are about 70 items remaining – hopefully one will be just what you’re looking for. Please be sure to also check out the remaining pens in the other active Catalogs – Catalog #72, Catalog #71, Catalog #69, and Catalog #68 – that pen you’ve always wanted and needed may be lurking in there. Happy browsing, Gary and Myrna

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