Vintage Fountain Pen
Specialty Restoration Services

 

… Now an Authorized Vintage Sheaffer Repair Center …

 

Welcome. I'm Daniel Kirchheimer, and I provide some specialized services to collectors of vintage fountain pens. I remove, or significantly reduce, dents and dings on Parker “51” caps and other metal pen parts, and I can also respectfully restore the appearance of metal trim (such as clips, bands, and levers) on these marvelous items. I offer a selection of other restoration services as well, and I design and craft purpose-built pen repair tools.

*Light Kits* - I've put together a nice set of lights for folks who already have a light tent from Ron Zorn or another source, and I have added a complete kit with a large cube tent. Click here to see details and for ordering information.

*Paul Erano Publications -- Newsletter and Book* - I now offer a selection of Paul Erano’s pen collecting publications, including his new book, his quarterly newsletter, and a terrific pen poster. Click here for more information.

Samples of my work:
Click on the links in the list below to view some images of my restoration efforts.

Dent and Ding Reversal:

Trim Restoration:

Sheaffer:

Parker:

Waterman:

Other:

What Poor Trim Restoration Looks Like:

Hard Rubber Color Restoration:

 


More Info:

Have questions about the restoration processes I use? Take a gander at my semi-extensive FAQ.

Prices:

Service

Price

Parker “51” cap dent and ding reversal, and refinishing:

Starts at $35

Restore brassed clip

$40+

Restore brassed boxless lever

$40+

Restore brassed boxed lever

$50+

Restore brassed narrow (<=3/16") plain cap/barrel band

$40+

Restore brassed double narrow plain cap bands

$50+

Restore brassed triple narrow plain cap bands

$60+

Restore brassed wide (>3/16", <=3/8") plain cap/barrel band

$55+

Restore brassed very wide (>3/8", <=1") cap/barrel band

$65+

Restore brassed gold-filled/plated metal cap

$85+

Restore brassed gold-filled/plated metal barrel

$110+

Restore brassed filigree overlay

$125+

Plate unbrassed trim piece to match (no surface preparation or restoration performed)

$25 for most pieces

Note: Surcharges may apply for restoring brassed detailed clips, engraved/repoussι bands, heavy brassing/corrosion, for removal of lacquer/nail polish on trim piece being restored, or for other conditions that increase the difficulty of restoration

 

Black hard rubber pen color restoration

$75+

Parker clip Blue Diamond restoration

$15-$20

Please note that hard rubber may be discolored by chemicals used during the cleaning and plating operations.

Prices are exclusive of shipping and handling, which typically runs $9 for a single piece insured up to $2,000. I will hold your payment until you have received your items and are
satisfied with the results. My bank charges me $5 to collect instruments drawn on foreign banks, so I must pass that cost along, unfortunately.

References:

The individuals below have graciously agreed to serve as references for my work:

Richard Binder

Richard@RichardsPens.com

Ron Zorn

Repairs@MainStreetPens.com

Susan Wirth

SWirth@ix.netcom.com

Testimonials


Contact Information:

The best way to contact me is by email: repairs (at-sign) penrestoration.com

Daniel Kirchheimer
12 Silver Birch Court
Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852

(732) 821-6385 (v), 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Eastern Time


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