We repair, restore & sevice most types of fountain pen. To obtain a quote for the restoration/repair/service of your pen please contact us via e-mail or visit us at one of the antiques fairs that we attend.

 

A full service for your fountain pen includes the following :-

  • Strip to component parts and clean.
  • Supply and fit a new sac if necessary.
  • Reset minor nib distortions.
  • Re-assemble and light polish.
  • Fill and polish minor scratches.
  • Fill with ink and write test.
  • Careful packing for dispatch.

Typical charges are :-
Lever fill pens, such as Conway Stewart - £14.50
Most button fill, such as Parker Duofold - £16.00
Sheaffer, Onoto - £18.50/£24.50

(Delivery charges below)

We would be pleased to give a firm quotation for a full service to any pen on its arrival with us.
We recommend that pens sent to us for work should be posted recorded special delivery. Please contact us if you wish to send a pen to us for repair.
Other bespoke services include :-
  • Repairs to cracks - typically in end of cap.
  • Advice on damaged nibs and suitability for repair.
  • Removal of dents in metal caps.
  • Re-tension of clip.
  • We make bespoke hard rubber slip caps for such as Swan "Eyedroppper" and early Onoto "plunger" filler fountain pens.
  • Small components, e.g. clips, levers, replated in 18 carat gold
  • Stainless steel Parker 51 caps restored to a "frosted finish" close to that when new.

Let us examine your pen and advise on suitability for major repairs and the cost of doing so.

 
Slip cap

The 3 caps shown were made on the lathe in hard rubber. The tricky bit in the lathe work is the thin wall of these caps, and the correct hard rubber used for this jib is very brittle and keen to crack.

Visit 'For Sale' for more information.

   
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A tiny American dip pen stripped ready for rebuild.

 
dip_pen Fully restored and ready for use.
 
Visofil repair The Swan "Visofil" is one of the more complex restore tasks for the repairer. It takes between 1 and 2 hours to strip a pen to this point, with most of that being taken in removing the bush in the back of the barrel. Its remains can be seen in the photo. A lathe job awaits to make the replacement.
 

A new beginning. We have just acquired a large series of press tools for the manufacture of fountain pen clips. Early indications show that these are for clips that were made under sub-contract for many of the British makers including Parker, Onoto, and Stephens. The photograph shows the machine used to carry these tools, a fly press. Probably invented early in the 19th century and still in use today, the momentum of the ball on the arm use used to drive the ram and force the tools to cut out the component. A simple tool but a very effective one.

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Flypress