Jump to content


Disassembling a Wahl Oxford Twist Filler

  • Please log in to reply
3 replies to this topic

#1 LedZepGirl



  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 46 posts
  • LocationMichigan

Posted 14 January 2014 - 11:25 PM

Actually I'm just having issues with getting the section to budge.  Does it have regular threads or backwards threads.  It is not one of the transparent sections.


Then, what's the best way to go about removing the filler from the pen.  I see it is kind of fitted like a Vacumatic filler unit.

>>>My Blog<<<

#2 Ron Z

Ron Z


  • Members
  • 204 posts

Posted 15 January 2014 - 12:31 AM

Very different than what you imagine.


The section unscrews, but you will have to use heat - and be careful.  The celluloid softens and distorts easily because the barrel is relatively thin.


The filler unit unscrews, but it uses a regular sac inside.  You need a special spanner to unscrew the nut in the front half while holding the nipple that attaches to the sac, which you have to then coax out of the wall in the middle of the barrel.  Don't lose the piece that holds the sac inside the knob assembly.  Assemblign is tricky too because you have to get the sac just the right length. It's all fussy and fiddly.


Come to think of it, if you like the pen, you might want to think about sending this one out to an experienced repair person.  These are a challenge even if you've been repairing pens for quite a while...  especially if you have to make pieces that are missing or broken.

Posted Image
A full service pen shop providing professional, thoughtful vintage pen repair...

Visit Main Street Pens

The Blue Fingers Blog is live! Ramblings and musings (and occasional repair tips) from the bench.

#3 Rick Krantz

Rick Krantz


  • Members
  • 910 posts
  • LocationEphrata PA

Posted 15 January 2014 - 11:23 PM

I sold a pair of pens to someone in the new york area, that frequents the board. These are complicated, and I am hoping he had some good luck with the repair. RonZ is way more of an expert than I am on these, I simply set them aside, and figured someone would eventually want them. I guess I figured out my limits and what challenges I run away from. Best of luck! 

#4 Readymade



  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 83 posts
  • LocationSingapore

Posted 05 February 2014 - 01:07 AM

If it helps, Syd Saperstein once described how he repaired one --



Singapore Fountain Pens Lovers - Facebook; Mailing list ; FAQ

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users