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    Default How do I determine the ink sac I need?

    Hi all,

    I was gifted a vintage Scheaffer pen, identical to #2 in this listing https://fpgeeks.com/forum/showthread...an-amp-Conklin. (1920s Sheaffer Gold Overlay Ringtop [gold filled in pinstripe chasing pattern over BHR, lever filler, 14k XF Full Flex nib]. Measures 3 7/8" capped and 5" posted).

    The one I was gifted has not been used in decades, and the ink sac is in lovely crumbles. How do I determine what size sac I'd need to order to make the pen usable again? The pen is lovely, and belonged to a friend's great-grandmother, so I'd very much like to restore it. Apart from the ink sac being utterly dead, the pen is in good shape.

    Thank you!

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    Default Re: How do I determine the ink sac I need?

    Probably a #14 but a #16 might fit. The sac should easily drop into the barrel but not have a lot of excess room around it, which won't happen in such a small pen. I almost always check Richard Binder's sac size page if I'm not sure (and if I don't seem to have an assortment of sacs to try by the first method).
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    Default Re: How do I determine the ink sac I need?

    Thank you so much! This is my first pen with a sac, and I'm excited.

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    Default Re: How do I determine the ink sac I need?

    Quote Originally Posted by thistle View Post
    Thank you so much! This is my first pen with a sac, and I'm excited.
    Excellent. Binder also has a page (you'll find it) with complete instructions on how to do the re-sac and all tools needed. You'll have it going in no time!
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    and that when Truth and Error have fair Play, the former is always an overmatch for the latter."

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