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Mike8850

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Jun 12, 2008
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Freeland, Michigan, USA.
A customer dropped off a Sheaffer Snorkel Pen ( 1952-1956) for me to look at and get working.
I found You Tube videos to repair the pen and located a few sites that sell parts.
What I can't seem to do is unscrew the feed. Don't want to mess it up so any suggestions are welcome.
Thanks for any help,
Mike
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bmachin

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Owensboro, KY
Mike,

Are you talking about the feed or the grip section? In either case, soaking in warm water may help. There may be some sort of thread sealant--possibly shellac, but Sheaffer used a (wood sap?) resin that melts at quite a low temperature. I think around 120 degrees, so the judicious use of some heat should help you out. Think embossing gun, not heat gun.

Hope this helps.

Bill
 

DrD

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Columbus, Mississippi
I think on the Snorkels, there is a rubber gasket that fits into the rear end of the feed holder which mates to the grip section. That gasket forms a seal around the snorkel, and is most probably deteriorated and may be getting in your way. Soaking in warm to hot water with a drop or two of Dawn may help.
 
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