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From a very good friend in Québec!

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The pen needs a soak and a sac, and I think it once had a top ring on the cap. Otherwise it's in beautiful condition. smile.gif


-- Edited by Chthulhu on Monday 10th of May 2010 12:36:08 PM

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Hey!! I would also like this kind of gifts. Please introduce us to your friend...

Martin

PD: Congrats!

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He's a bit shy; from what he's told me I'm the only person he attempts to communicate with in English. smile.gif

I pulled the section (it wasn't glued) and cleaned out the old sac, which was pretty much just dust. I was surprised to find that the pen has no j-bar, just a flat pressure bar which is attached to and pivots on the end of the lever. The feed is clogged, and I managed to gently scrape away the dried ink at the sac end to expose the feed channel. The section, nib, and feed are currrently nib down in a shot glass with just enough water (two drops) at the sac end to fill it. We'll see whether it will soak through and how long it takes if it does. (Edit: less than two hours!)

Some research says this is probably a No. 01852½V RRHR pen, post-1926. The nib is quite flexy; I'm very interested in seeing how it writes! (Edit: very nicely, indeed!)

The pencil has obviously seen more use: the imprint is worn down to where it's almost impossible to read; the cone at the business end has no plating left; and there are some bite marks. The back end was stocked with eight or nine pieces of lead, though. smile.gif

-- Edited by Chthulhu on Monday 10th of May 2010 05:14:42 PM

-- Edited by Chthulhu on Monday 10th of May 2010 05:25:13 PM

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