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Replacement Vacumatic Filling-unit Sockets


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#1 D Armstrong

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Posted 16 August 2011 - 04:58 PM

An irritating fact of restoring vintage Parker fountain pens with a vacumatic filling system, is that the diaphragm sockets are very brittle, and often crack or break. At the least, this leaves sharp edges; at the most, the diaphragm won't stay seated.

Until now, the only choices have been to either come up with a salvaged filler unit (at about $35), or to create a replacement out of something close in shape and size. Now there is an easier, cheaper (and, dare we say, greener?) option.

We are happy to offer custom-turned replacement sockets which will fit the vacumatic filler unit, as found in Parker 51s, duofolds, and vacumatics (note: these are not for the speedline or lock-down units). Each is hand-turned out of Delrin, which is strong and durable, and has much more flexibility than the original plastic. Although there are some minor variations, each is fully tested for fit and pellet snugness. Due to the variability in the plunger-tenon sizes we suggest that you use a drop of cyanoacrylate ('super') glue to keep each in place.

Priced individually, includes shipping worldwide. Questions, or Paypal, can be sent to: antiques@restorersart.com

As a side note, a complete breakdown of a vacumatic filler unit can be found on our site at: http://www.restorersart.com/2011/01/22/breaking-down-a-parker-vacumatic-filler-unit. This may be helpful in visualizing how these sockets are installed.

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#2 MakitRight

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Posted 05 October 2011 - 11:03 PM

I would like to get about 10 of these please - can you give me the details - I am in Montreal.

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 04:05 PM

An irritating fact of restoring vintage Parker fountain pens with avacumatic filling system, is that the diaphragm sockets are very brittle, and often crack or break. At the least, this leaves sharp edges; at the most, the diaphragm won't stay seated.

Until now, the only choices have been to either come up with a salvaged filler unit (at about $35), or to create a replacement out of something close in shape and size. Now there is an easier, cheaper (and, dare we say, greener?) option.

We are happy to offer custom-turned replacement sockets which will fit the vacumatic filler unit, as found in Parker 51s, duofolds, and vacumatics (note: these are not for the speedline or lock-down units). Each is hand-turned out of Delrin, which is strong and durable, and has much more flexibility than the original plastic. Although there are some minor variations, each is fully tested for fit and pellet snugness. Due to the variability in the plunger-tenon sizes we suggest that you use a drop of cyanoacrylate ('super') glue to keep each in place.

Priced individually, includes shipping worldwide. Questions, or Paypal, can be sent to: antiques@restorersart.com

As a side note, a complete breakdown of a vacumatic filler unit can be found on our site at: http://www.restorersart.com/2011/01/22/breaking-down-a-parker-vacumatic-filler-unit. This may be helpful in visualizing how these sockets are installed.


And the price for 2 dozen?

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 05:23 PM

And the price for 2 dozen?


For quantities over ten the price is $6 each, postpaid worldwide.

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 05:48 PM

Thanks David.

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 05:34 PM

Theses are still available.

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#7 jonak1

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 07:29 AM

An irritating fact of restoring vintage Parker fountain pens with a vacumatic filling system, is that the diaphragm sockets are very brittle, and often crack or break. At the least, this leaves sharp edges; at the most, the diaphragm won't stay seated.

Until now, the only choices have been to either come up with a salvaged filler unit (at about $35), or to create a replacement out of something close in shape and size. Now there is an easier, cheaper (and, dare we say, greener?) option.

We are happy to offer custom-turned replacement sockets which will fit the vacumatic filler unit, as found in Parker 51s, duofolds, and vacumatics (note: these are not for the speedline or lock-down units). Each is hand-turned out of Delrin, which is strong and durable, and has much more flexibility than the original plastic. Although there are some minor variations, each is fully tested for fit and pellet snugness. Due to the variability in the plunger-tenon sizes we suggest that you use a drop of cyanoacrylate ('super') glue to keep each in place.

Priced individually, includes shipping worldwide. Questions, or Paypal, can be sent to: antiques@restorersart.com

As a side note, a complete breakdown of a vacumatic filler unit can be found on our site at: http://www.restorersart.com/2011/01/22/breaking-down-a-parker-vacumatic-filler-unit. This may be helpful in visualizing how these sockets are installed.



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Posted 03 June 2012 - 07:34 AM

I woould like to order 12 sockets for the vacumatic filling unit. I live in Pa. USA and my address is Alvin A Kahn PO Box 383 Macungie Pa 18062. My Email address is smarak99@gmail.com. Thank You. Alvin




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