- 1 How do you remove a fountain pen converter?
- 2 How do you fill Parker 51?
- 3 How can you tell Parker 51?
- 4 How do you get dried ink out of nibs?
- 5 Can you use vinegar to clean a fountain pen?
- 6 How do you clean a fountain pen without a converter?
- 7 How do you refill an old Parker fountain pen?
- 8 What is a squeeze converter?
How do you remove a fountain pen converter?
Remove the piston converter by gently pulling it away from the nib. Insert a fountain pen cartridge into the nib and push firmly until the cartridge seats itself. You will hear a small click. You can easily switch between bottled ink and cartridges by rinsing the nib and piston converter with cool water periodically.
How do you fill Parker 51?
Immerse the tip of the pen in the ink bottle, squeeze the sac a few times slowly, and you’re all filled up.
How can you tell Parker 51?
The imprint on the majority of these pens is at the end of the barrel, near the decorative “jewel”, all in one line. They may or may not have a “1” datecode after the imprint. Some collectors speculate that the ones without a datecode are really pre-production models from 1940.
How do you get dried ink out of nibs?
If you think your fountain pen dried out because of clogging, the first step is to try flushing it with warm water. The best way to do this is by unscrewing the pen, removing the cartridge and pouring warm water into the feed and through the nib to flush out any hardened ink or sediment.
Can you use vinegar to clean a fountain pen?
Soak the nib in an ammonia mixture overnight. Ammonia will help break up dried ink and any other dirt that may have gotten into the nib. Put the nib in the mixture. Soak it overnight. You can also use vinegar instead of ammonia.
How do you clean a fountain pen without a converter?
One of the easiest is to use a bulb syringe. Continue to flush the nib until it runs clear. Dry the pen with a microfiber cloth. Allow the pen and feed section to dry.
How do you refill an old Parker fountain pen?
Unscrew the blind cap at the end of the barrel to reveal the filling button. Dip the nib into a bottle of ink. Press the button firmly to compress the ink sac. Release the button and count to ten to allow the sac to re-inflate completely.
What is a squeeze converter?
Squeeze type converter will replace the ink cartridge in your fountain pen to allow you to fill from a bottle Measures 2-3/4″ in length. Fits most pens that use the standard push-to-install International converter.