Dec 11

Bent Nib Restoration

Before & after shots of a Parker Vacumatic nib.

Before & after shots of a Parker Vacumatic nib.

From time to time you run across a badly abused nib, one most would consider junk and sell for scrap value.  Not all nibs are hopeless and with some good TLC can become whole again.  This particular nib is from a Parker Vacumatic Debutante.  The nib and feed were set too high on the section and got caught in the blind cap as the pen cap was screwed on.  This bent, twisted and separated the tines, rendering the nib useless in the state received.  After some finesse the tines were back in their proper place and behaving again.  The Vacumatic was restored and the nib was set in the section properly so that it would not catch on the inner cap any longer! The nib was then tuned, smoothed and tested leaving this pen is a wonderful writer. 

Do you have a prized pen that needs some help to become whole again?  Drop us a line and we will be happy to discuss how we might be of assistance!

1 comment

  1. nava1uni

    That is a very nice job that you did on the nib. I think that it is great the Linda is becoming a nib expert.
    You have such a nice site. Pleasure to do business with you.

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