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Old 05-19-2017, 09:45 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Hello all!
I joined this community in the hopes of getting help.. I inherited a fountain pen (vintage Parker Sonnet ciselé) and the nib is stuk onto the feed. It is 18K gold and it seems to be molded on to it. The pen doesnt work right now and so I want to take it appart to clean it. Can anyone help?
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Welcome from Virginia!

I am sure folks with knowledge of your nib question will chime in with their suggestions.
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thanks.. I hope so
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You might get some help from Linda at ....... Fountain Pen Sales & Restoration Nib Repair & Customization

Her business seems to be all things related to fountain pens.

I think she is a member here, but I can't remember her username.
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Hi, and Welcome from Sydney Australia.
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Welcome from down the road.

Vintage pens can be just as big a rabbit hole as pen making. I am slowly starting to learn restoration, my first clean up job was a Parker 51. There are lots of tips and tricks to loosen a nib, such as soaking in warm (not hot) water. In vintage pens you have to be aware of the materials that a pen is made from, for example, ebonite can be ruined if soaked in water, or cellulos can be destroyed by heat.

A good source for information, is The Fountain Pen Network. There is actuslly a sub forum specific to Parker.

There is also one on general repair.

Another possible source, if you don't mind a little drive once a month, is the Ottawa Fountain Pen Society. We meet once a month up in Ottawa, and there is a vast amount of knowledge among our members. One of our members, who lives in Gateneau, does repair work. Our next meeting is on the 30th of May.
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I just made a couple of inquiries about the sonnet, and it seems that it might require a special tool to remove the nib.
I would definitely do a little research before working on it.
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