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PEN REPAIR Second Edition

The first edition, with 194 pages in 2008, broke new ground by presenting, in full colour, dismantled pens and practical ways of repairing. The emphasis was on making ones own tools, being patient, using heat to dismantle and assemble and not to be afraid of tackling complex pens. The second edition builds on this with 264 pages in a totally redesigned outer cover, with a Canadian half spiral with a, which protects the ring binder and is easier to store and use on a bench. Some of the repair procedures have been updated or revised, there are an additional 28 pens and pencils included. The additional pens are A A Waterman twist fill, Chilton, Dunn, Eagle, Esterbrook, Eversharp Skyline, 5th Avenue, Decoband and Oxford, Glass nibbed pens, Japanese piston, Waterman and Swan eyedroppers, Waterman pump, Onoto Minor, Soennecken, Swan New York Visofil, Mentmore and Platignum piston, Stylographic pens, Demonstrators, and Eversharp, Onoto and Yard-o-led pencils. There is also more basic data on threads and step by step procedures on making sections It is a repair book but also contains a wealth of information on companies and makers. The illustrations show the components and insides of both classic and unusual pens; whenever possible the procedures are also illustrated together with any special tools that are required. There are few pens that cannot be repaired after reading this book. It deals with the basic and the complex; it is a book to read and to use as a reference.; a must for both would be repairer and collector.

The Price is £30 plus postage


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