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Old 07-05-2016, 12:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Found this at a thrift store on my vacation. Pics not so good but it is a wearever Fountain Pen/Pencil. The FP Tip has a broken tang and I know it needs some love but does anyone have any knowledge about this?
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Nice article here:

RichardsPens.com • Pens That Write Right!

Lots of posts at: fountainpennetwork.com

Several for sale on Ebay.

Interesting. I may look for one at the next pen show.

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Anyone know where I can get a NIB that looks like this It is from the pen above
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Another article by Don Fluckinger:

RichardsPens.com • Pens That Write Right!

Also: The Fountain Pen Network

FPN is a great source for anything fountain pen although like any public forum you will find a lot of misinformation.

Also: FPGeeks Forum

You may need to cannibalize an old Wearever, or follow Don Fluckinger's idea an install a modern nib from a completely different pen. Might be fun.

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While you are working on it -- there is a high probability that the ink sac needs to be replaced.

Indy-Pen-Dance is one source for replacement sacs.
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You are climbing onto a slippery slope. You may never escape.

That nib could potentially be reground to a much broader line. Might be worth considering to keeping the original nib in working condition to enhance the value when your heirs sell it some day.

Have fun with this!!!!
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I didn't want to mention this earlier in case it turned out to be my bad memory -- but I appear to have a pen with a very similar nib (and a similar design embossed in the clip, although not the name of the maker.)

I can't get the nib out without some extra grip (I have section pliers at home), but here's a photo for comparison with your nib.

If it's a match, I'm sure we can work something out.

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Thanks I will keep it in mind pm me if you wish I still need to order the bladder and glue from Indy and someone is sending me a 5mm nib to see if that will work.

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I didn't want to mention this earlier in case it turned out to be my bad memory -- but I appear to have a pen with a very similar nib (and a similar design embossed in the clip, although not the name of the maker.)

I can't get the nib out without some extra grip (I have section pliers at home), but here's a photo for comparison with your nib.

If it's a match, I'm sure we can work something out.

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The only issue Ken is the backside of the nib is corroded badly. A real slippery slope but then I like to tinker with things to see how they work and if I can fix them.

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That nib could potentially be reground to a much broader line. Might be worth considering to keeping the original nib in working condition to enhance the value when your heirs sell it some day.

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Thanks I will keep it in mind pm me if you wish I still need to order the bladder and glue from Indy and someone is sending me a 5mm nib to see if that will work.
I tapped the nib and feed out of the section and cleaned off the worst of the crud, it now looks even more like the one you have.

I just compared it to a regular #5 nib and feed, there's quite a difference in the ones I've got, a #5 feed won't fit into the radius of the old nib, and the wings of a #5 nib don't sit on the old feed.

It would be great if you can find a new nib for it, but if not feel free to get in touch.

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