[Zosslist] Zosslist Digest, Vol 31, Issue 1

D.J.J. Ring, Jr. n1ea at arrl.net
Mon Feb 19 17:44:56 EET 2018

That's my guess also Vance.

Hope you have a nice day at home away from the office.


On Mon, Feb 19, 2018 at 10:14 AM, Vance R Koven <vrkoven at yahoo.com> wrote:

> David,
> To amplify a little on what Jeff said, there’s no reason not to use a
> regular sac in a Conklin Crescent. What it sounds like is that there’s a
> problem with the pressure bar that forms the underside of the crescent
> (historical fun fact: Conklin’s patent doesn’t talk about a crescent at
> all, but calls this part a presser bar to which a rib is attached that goes
> through the barrel! Thanks to Richard Binder for linking to the patent from
> his site). There may be a bit of corrosion or something that is producing a
> sharp surface that punctures or abrades the sac. A simple case of filing,
> or perhaps replacement of the crescent, seems indicated. I’ve resacced
> Crescent fillers but never messed with the crescent itself. According to
> Dubiel, once you’ve removed the sac and section you just unlock the ring
> and the crescent will fall into the barrel so you can dump it out the end
> for inspection.
> Vance
> Vance R Koven
> vrkoven at yahoo.com
> On Feb 19, 2018, at 7:34 AM, Jeff Krasner <Jeff at krasnerhealth.com> wrote:
> Re: David Ring & his Conklin:
> If you live in Massachusetts, the best repairmen are Jim Baer on the Cape,
> 617-290-7770 or Andy Beliveau in Milton, 617-461-3596. Greg at Bromfield
> is also very good.
> If you need Conklin parts, I have many for sale.
> Jeff Krasner in Watertown
> 617-840-9806
>  1. Short Conklin Crescent FP Sac Advice (David J. J. Ring, Jr.)
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> Message: 1
> Date: Fri, 16 Feb 2018 21:05:08 -0500
> From: "David J. J. Ring, Jr." <n1ea at arrl.net>
> To: ZossList <zosslist at zosspens.com>
> Subject: [Zosslist] Short Conklin Crescent FP Sac Advice
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> Hello Zoss Pen Friends,
> I have a delightful small Conklin chased black hard rubber fountain pen
> with what is probably a #2 nib that is wonderfully
> flexible.
> The pen is about 4-1/2 inches long, and the barrel 3/8 inches wide.
> It's a crescent filler and it seems I have repaired this pen more times
> than any other pen I own, but I love this little pen and
> it flexes so beautifuly going from F to BBBB and making beautiful buldges
> when I draw a line downward and put a small pressure on
> the nib.
> I have been thinking that the person who did the repairs might be using a
> normal sac, but the crescent looks like it needs
> something more substantial, or maybe the pen needs to be taken apart
> because there is a sharp edge that cuts the sac.
> If I remove the feed and blow into the barrel I hear air escape!
> Any suggestions?  I live in Massachusetts and usually have my pens
> repaired at Bromfield Pen who has a long time fellow who still
> repairs pens in the window, alas only one day a week now, but as a child
> I remember George and the repairer in the window so
> many years ago.
> Regards,
> David J. Ring, Jr.
> Green Harbor, MA 02041
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