Repairs and Restorations

The team at Vintage Fountain Pens Ltd have a great deal of experience in repairing and restoring a wide variety of writing instruments. A standard service will solve the majority of problems and includes the following;

  • A Physical check of the condition of the pen, looking for hairline cracks and missing, damaged or worn components.
  • Dismantling of the pen down to its component parts.
  • Full ultrasonic clean of all components.
  • Fitting of new ink sac or diaphragm and any required gaskets and seals.
  • Reassembly and comprehensive testing including filling and writing.
  • Any necessary nib or ink flow adjustment
  • Return Postage and Packing

The cost of a service varies according to the type of pen, the following is a brief guide (updated January 2023);

  • Most Lever, Twist, Cartridge and Button Fillers - £32
  • Onoto Plunger Fillers (non Magna) - £46
  • Onoto Magna - £52
  • Sheaffer Imperial Touchdown - £40
  • Sheaffer Snorkel (inc PFM) and Parker Vacumatics (including Parker 51 Vac) - £46
  • Parker Duofold Aerometric, Parker 51 Aerometric and Parker 61/65 CC - £32
  • Montblanc, Pelikan or Onoto Piston Fillers - from £46
  • Conversion of Parker 61 Capillary to the much better Cartridge / Converter system - £65
  • Nib Tuning including ink flow adjustment, nib straightening and Tine re-alignment - £25

Return UK Second Class postage is included in the above prices. This can be upgraded to "Tracked 24" for an additional cost of £3.50 or "Special Delivery" for an additional £8.35. Overseas postage will be sent at cost, the exact charge will be determined by the destinataion, size and weight of the parcel. Courier delivery options are also available, ask us for a quote.

The prices above exclude the following;

  • The cost of any spare parts (nibs, caps, clips, barrels etc) that may be required.
  • Pressure bars or buttons on button fillers.
  • Repairs to levers, lever boxes or retaining rings.
  • Feeds and breather tubes.
  • Repairs to cracks, splits or chips on any part of the pen.
  • Repairs to any cap rings or barrel rings.
  • Removal of deep scratches, blemishes or personalised engravings.
  • Cosmetic repairs to the finish of the pen including faded hard rubber.
  • Removal of overlays for cosmetic reasons or to access the filling mechanism.

If any of the above are required (and available!) they will be quoted for separately.

If you have a pen that needs repairing or restoring contact us for an initial assessment, we may need to see the pen before we can give an accurate quotation. If you send the pen to us and decide not to go ahead with any work it will be returned to you free of charge.

Turn around time is generally about 12-14 working days. Use the contact form below to let us know how we can help you.

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