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Conway Stewarts solvent damage
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I have been caught twice now, with a #15 bought in a dark Antique store having slight solvent damage [eaten away] around the lever.  I am still looking for a good #15 body/lid with damaged nib etc to build into one decent pen.

I have also just purchased a Dinkie 550 Green flame from fleabay and disappointed to see similar damage around the cap breather [not shown on the photos].  The pen is in otherwise very good condition.  I like the pen and would like to keep it, the green flame is stunning, so is there any means of fixing this sort of damage? 

When I enquired with CS on the #15 they said there was a chap in England that could do body repairs.  Is it possible?  How is it done?

Look forward to any assistance.

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First, the "new" CS has no relationship to the company that made your #15 , only from having aquired an expired Trademark so they would be of no use and wouldn't really care anyway. The first "pot of call" would be Peter Ford at Melbourne Vintage Pens ( www.vintagepens.com.au , assuming your Aussie !!) to see what he suggests ( the Aust. distributer is a waste of time), otherwise Ron Zorn at Mainstreet pens in the US has vast experience with plastics. Likely the cheapest option is just another pen though, repairs aren't cheap. there would be some UK guys with the experience no doubt.


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