Category Archive: Random Musings

Dec 09

Mangled Nib? No Problem.

Accidents happen and when this client’s very young grand daughter put his Montblanc 149 in the washing machine, it did not have the desired effect the child had intended. Thankfully Linda was able to bring this mangled pen back to life, with only one feed fin missing.

Dec 09

Aurora 88 Piston Repair

Aurora 88 Piston Repair I have long considered the vintage Aurora 88 to be one of the best pens to come out of Italy. Repairing the piston seal is generally pretty straightforward. The only real trick is that the hexagonal shaft has to line up correctly to be accepted into the receiver.   This pen, …

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Oct 01

Gate City New Postal

Now available for immediate shipping.The New Postal is based on the patented design of the Postal Reservoir Pen, sold during the late 1920s by the Postal Pen Company in New York. This outstanding Gate City fountain pen was created by Richard Binder and is made in the US by skilled craftsman who fit each part …

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Jul 12

Not Just Nibs & Filling Systems


Recently a client sent us some pens needing restoration work.  Among the pens was a green modern Waterman Patrician set.  This set has not been made by Waterman for over 25 years. The ballpoint’s top finial had been broken and the client wanted to see if there was anything we could do. As you can …

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Apr 09

Atlanta Here We Come

We head off for the Atlanta Pen Show on Thursday.  This is a show we have not gone to before and will be looking at it with thoughts of setting up next year.  This is a great time of year to head south and it s the same weekend as the Masters tournament. We are …

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Feb 03

Bringing New Life To Old

 Taking an old dilapidated and dirty fountain pen back to life is quite rewarding, but has its pitfalls. If you have an old third tier pen that has no sentimental or monetary value, then this is the pen to learn on. Most of these are basic lever fillers that require only one real skill, patience. …

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Dec 14

Happy Holidays from IPD

We would like to wish all of our friends and patrons the happiest of holidays.   May the upcoming year bring many exciting and new pens to your collection.

Dec 11

Welcome To “The Niblet’s” Blog

Follow our blog as we highlight special pens, restoration projects, fountain pen related topics and special happenings in the fountain pen community! We are a husband and wife team (Linda & Mike) with a true passion for fountain pens.  From brand new Pelikan’s to vintage Waterman eyedroppers, these amazing instruments have become a part of our …

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