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    Default Are Conklin Crescent Fillers pressure fit?

    Are Conklin Crescent Fillers pressure fit or does the section screw in? AND, BHR pens can't be soaked in water, right??? I just got one in a junk-lot on ebay (huzzah!) which looks to be in good condition except for needing a new sac. Is there anything else I should know? Thanks for your help.
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    Default Re: Are Conklin Crescent Fillers pressure fit?

    Vintage Conklins are friction fit sections. The crescent pressure bar is about as simple as you can get, with no springs or clips or fiddly bits in the barrel. But be VERY careful of Conklin hard rubber, as it is brittle, especially the lock ring!

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    Default Re: Are Conklin Crescent Fillers pressure fit?

    I got the pen apart!!! It took eight days of daily trying but Huzzah!!! That was the only hard part. The pen is re-sacced, inked and writing. Mischief managed. Thanks for your help FredRydr.
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    Default Re: Are Conklin Crescent Fillers pressure fit?

    Quote Originally Posted by jbb View Post
    I got the pen apart!!! It took eight days of daily trying but Huzzah!!! That was the only hard part. The pen is re-sacced, inked and writing. Mischief managed. Thanks for your help FredRydr.
    You're quite welcome! Conklin crescents are among my favorites.

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    Default Re: Are Conklin Crescent Fillers pressure fit?

    ...and voilą:
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    Default Re: Are Conklin Crescent Fillers pressure fit?

    I had one some time ago and foolishly sold it on. It was a superb writer and I like the crescent filler. I've regretted it ever since. I must find one again.

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    Default Re: Are Conklin Crescent Fillers pressure fit?

    For those in-the-know about Crescent Fillers here are some of the details of mine. Please let me know what you know!
    • Nib: Conklin 2 Toledo
    • Clip: Pat. May 28, 1918
    • Crescent: Reg. U.S. Pat. Off.
    • Barrel (mostly worn off): 20
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    Default Re: Are Conklin Crescent Fillers pressure fit?

    Quote Originally Posted by jbb View Post
    For those in-the-know about Crescent Fillers here are some of the details of mine. Please let me know what you know!
    • Nib: Conklin 2 Toledo
    • Clip: Pat. May 28, 1918
    • Crescent: Reg. U.S. Pat. Off.
    • Barrel (mostly worn off): 20
    I acquired one which is exactly identical to yours as a part of a "junk" lot of pens & pen parts years ago.
    It is a gorgeous pen but, unfortunately, is missing its cap clip, its lock ring and its nib.
    I've been looking for each of these three components for years so I can get the pen fully restored.
    However, they are tough to come by........

    Good for you that you were able to salvage yours! Congrats on a job well done!

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    Default Re: Are Conklin Crescent Fillers pressure fit?

    Looks great! Congratulations! I recently got my first crescent. That cautious desire during the repair process is all too familiar.

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