Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Parker 51 Repair

I have never taken a 51 apart but when I got this one the other day I thought what the heck.
I was able to remove the hood with very little effort which I was thankful for.
I had to soak it for a long time before I was able to remove the nib which turned out to be 14K so according to all the antique dealers I see "it's worth it's weight in gold".
Any way I was able to get it all back together and it fills and writes great.

Problem number 2

This one had it end broken off so in the picture I have been able to get the end squared off and the inside threaded to take an end jewel.
The tape is there as it was in the lathe.

Now I need some help.
I don't want to use black because you will see the join so I thought I might as well change the color.  I was thinking about an end like the Waterman 100 had as I have some see through green, blue and red.
Any way help me choose.
Also I have never seen a cap like this one.  Any info would be great.

All done
I went with green for two reasons.
#1: it's my pen   lol
#2: Any one that knows me knows I love green



Philip Akin said...

Check out list of some of the various caps. I think it is Lustraloy with GF clip and GF cap band


warnsmeth said...

Parker is one of the best pen selling brand around this world. It make the stylish pen for the users. The red and green is the best combination color in this pen.
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