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    Default Vintage Kaweco

    I am new to this forum but figured it was the right place to go to find information on a vintage Kaweco. I found it needs a lot of repair, but need info first.20181205_185542.jpg20181205_185614.jpg20181205_200337.jpg

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    Default Re: Vintage Kaweco

    First of all, welcome to FPGeeks!

    Second, I have absolutely no idea what model of Kaweco that is. I didn't even know there was a button fill model.

    Third, I'm sure somebody more knowledgeable will come along and help you.

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    Default Re: Vintage Kaweco

    It is an early Kaweco Special pen from when they still made button fillers.
    It might be worth posting on this thread on FPN and getting some help on dating the pen.
    http://www.fountainpennetwork.com/fo...s-your-kaweco/

    The pen filling mechanism is easy to fix, but getting a nib may prove a problem since there are not many OBB nibs around. The old nibs were made using thinner plate and the OBB would have been around a modern OB thickness but with a more discernible variation then what you get with the modern blob tipping.

    The OBB nib size is on the blind cap. The 31 on the body refers to the type, size and material used for the nib, I think.

    Also try google for: Kaweco Special button filler
    and see what you can find.

    Sorry I cant give more details. I specialise more in the vintage Sport models.

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    Default Re: Vintage Kaweco

    If you want to preserve the original embossed nib, a craftsman such as Greg Minuskin can weld a replacement gold tine on that Kaweco nib, and straighten and re-tip it, though the cost will be more than the market value of the restored pen. Still, a Kaweco collector might feel it'll be worth it.

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