I was gifted this by my grandmother who is in the habit of dispossessing my grandfather's treasures with a devil-may-care attitude. A quick check online made me realize this is a pen worth bringing back from the dead. As luck would have it, I have well-stocked workshop for carefully restoring the metal exterior of this pen, but I have no idea about restoring the internals. I'd love to use this pen on a day to day basis, so restoring it to be serviceable and practical would be my preference.
- What's a good replacement ink cartridge? I've heard converters mentioned at some point, have no idea which of those apply to this pen. IDo not want to deal with loading this thing up from an ink well, that seems like a mess waiting to happen.
- Is the nib worth restoring? I guess it's 14k gold, so maybe? Just a cleanup maybe?
- What's a good safe soaking cleaner I can drop this into before cleaning up with a toothbrush? Isopropyl alcohol?
Welcoming other thoughts. WILL post after shots if, I promise