A Late Lamented Conway Stewart 150

An unexpected package arrived in the post today.  On examination, it proved to be a Conway Stewart 150 which the owner wanted me to repair.  If he had emailed me in advance I could have advised him that I’m not a general pen repairer.  I restore pens for my own sales website and I might do the occasional repair for a customer but that’s all.  Furthermore, I could have told him that I didn’t have any spares for this pen.  It’s one of Conway Stewart’s less desirable late offerings and I tend to avoid them as they are troublesome to repair and there isn’t much demand for them.
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You know those television programmes where the experts are called in to put things right after some DIY disaster?  Well, that’s pretty much what this is.
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Much chewed with pliers!
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What can I say?  There’s about an entire tube of superglue on there!
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More glue here too!

The only parts of this pen that can be used again are the barrel, cap and nib.  I think there are two lessons to be learned from this experience.  First, contact your proposed repairer before sending a pen and secondly, take that tube of superglue and throw it as far away as you can.

Sadly, I could do nothing with the pen and had to send it back to its owner with some advice.  I suspect that if he must have a Conway Stewart 150 he’d be cheaper buying one in eBay than having the present sad case repaired.

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About goodwriterspens
I restore fountain pens, and used to trade as redripple52 in eBay. I also have my own fountain pen sales website, www.goodwriterssales.com

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