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Well, I am attempting my first Balance repair! This is a "Tucky" Conical nib (1000) model- It has what I can describe as an "inner barrel". I have not seen this type on anyYoutube demo, nor any reference page relating to these pen types! (see pics)

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I want to know if I am missing something here, as in "Is it easier than it looks?". I do not see a seam in this inner barrel; I do not believe that it opens anywhere forease of access. Also, does the nib unscrew from the feed, as many of the triumph nibs do?

Letme know if this is an easy fix, or should I pack itfor a DC Show Repair??

Frank



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I did speak to Gerry Berg at the DC show regarding the pen. He did instruct me on how to attempt to open it! I believe it was the same information he referenced in his recent Pennant article. It requires (three) days of soaking, along with some TLC trying to unscrew the nib! A drop of both ammonia and "Dawn" dish detergent was recommended to help loosen the "gunk"! Apply a little heat at the nib/section neck to help with the unscrewing process!

You need to make sure both the nib and feed are turning at the same time when trying to open it! That "inner barrel" I was referring to could break otherwise. (Grab both nib and feed with thumb and index finger- turn carefully) Continue "soak" process if it does not budge!

Hope that helps you guys!

Frank



-- Edited by Frank on Sunday 12th of August 2012 11:29:17 AM

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Hi Frank, What kind of filling mechanism does it use? How interesting.

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Hi Issy!

It's what's known asa Plunger/"vac" filler! It's a later "Balance" pen, so it is an upgrade from the lever type filler. This is an early/mid 40's model. It uses a rod for the plunging process, and uses that "Inner Barrel" for the ink chamber!

I am in the middle of soaking the parts, and getting ready to put it back together soon! I got the repair kitfrom David N. (vintagepens), and will be checking his site and the web for tips on how to "get it right"!

Frank



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Hi Frank...Good luck with it, they are a pain in the proverbial to work on. Stick with Esties a lot easier.....



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Hi Frank - So that's the inner tube or whatever in the barrel then? Is that the same thing Nathan Tardif references in his video? He has a video where he uses a noodler's gasket to repair 3 pens, including a vac fill. There's a sleeve inside the barrel and it has the same nib you have. :)

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I believe it is Issy! Do you have that link to the video?


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Hi Frank,

Here's the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ooiu2r3zHWc

It's long :P The vac fill is the second pen. I would suggest downloading the video using a firefox plugin so you can skip to the vac fill and rewind when you want to.

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Issy,

I only see the Noodler's pen in this video (Nathan is the owner of Noodler's). Did I miss something, or is the link not complete??

Frank

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