Another look at the pen junk box

The most recent Singapore fountain pen meetup on 4 July has given me new impetus to work on a few clunkers in my pen junk box. Often these were ill-considered, impulse buys.

I was a little disturbed to see that a Waterman Crusader had begun to develop fungus around the nib. But unsurprising considering how long it’s been neglected. I don’t think it’s worth the hassle of disinfecting and the worry of contamination, but I can’t bear to throw it away – yet.

The most promising candidate seems to be a green striated Sheaffer Craftsman. Minimal wear and brassing, lever working fine. The reason why I put it in the junk box: the fine nib is missing its iridium. Now I think I can smooth it into something that writes acceptably, but first I need to refit the nib and feed.

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