2018-08-10

Restored 2 Lamy Fountain Pens

I got my hands on 2 Lamy fountain pens.
The both were in pretty bad shape. So I decided to give it a try to restore them.
The white one is about 34 years old. It was used in the first years, but then, according to my information, replaced by several other types, mainly due to requirements of the school. It hast a pretty hefty dent on top under the Lamy logo. Deep scratches and the cap don't stick.
The olive Lamy is at least 23 years old and has been little used from time to time, but rests in the desk for about 11 years. It's in good shape so far.

Both have been cleaned, tip cleaned and maintained, and protected for the next years. I use Ballistol oil to conserve the thread and the tip when not in use for a long time. This oil does not harm the plastic.
The white one is stored in the desk, while the olive Lamy will be in real usage again.  After a bit oiling and polishing it's in good condition and ready to scratch the paper!

It feels good to get this cult fountain pens back to life.