The Fountain Pen Supershow Welcomes the Following Expert Craftsman who will be doing Pen Repairs and Nib Customization On Site
Mr. Roger Cromwell
Penopoly, San Francisco,
1. Specialization: piston pens, cracks, lever boxes, overlays, install clips, nib and flow problems.
2. Roger operates the Penopoly showroom in San Leandro where he buys, sells, and trades pens. He maintains a stock of 2000 vintage and modern pens.
Nib Customization Expert.
Richard has been featured in recent articles in the Washington Post and CBS Sunday Morning Show.
I do restoration and general repairs, although I will be working only on nibs at the show. I repair and adjust nibs, and I especially enjoy working at shows because I can talk with clients and see how they write. This way, I can custom-grind stubs, italics, obliques, and other specialty nibs -- or even adjust an ordinary round nib -- to fit each client's unique hand.
As a full-time professional pen repairer and restorer, I have a worldwide clienteles. With Don Fluckinger, I publish a free monthly e-newsletter containing technical articles, essays, and other items about pens and pen collecting.
Ron has been collecting pens for 10 years and has been active in the Syracuse Pen Club. He will be bringing a full array of portable tools, ranging from gentle Ultrasonic to polishing
equipment, heat gun, vac sacs and conventional sacs. He will tweak nibs for personalized ink-flow preference, for increased smoothness, and to take care of some basic nib distortions. Roger will be happy to answer questions about repairs during the show.
Deb Kinney Durham, NC
General Repairs Deb is a founding member of the Triangle(NC) pen Club.
Richard and Robert Lott from South Dakota, with Lotts of parts for repair. You can contact them online at www.fivestarpens.com.
Mike Masuyama, Atlanta, Ga mikeitwork.com
Mike Masuyama has spent 27 years at Sailor pen company and now he is specialized in nib work that includes nib/feed adjustment, flow adjustment, smoothing, bent nib repair, custom grind (grind size down, italic, cursive italic, stub, oblique, ultra fine grind, Naginata Togi grind) He works on all bland pens both modern pens and vintage pens."
Jim Marshall from England author of Pen Repair, will be in from England and always has his mouth open to happily answers questions about European pen repair. Ppgallery@aol.com
Greg Minuskin traveling from Tustin,Ca will be attending his second DC Fountain Pen Supershow.
Greg is a watch maker that specializes in re-tipping nibs with unusual shapes.
"I am proud to offer nib retipping services to the pen collector, investor, or restorer. My years as a watchmaker for a prestigious watch brand in Beverly Hills along with my training at the Harvard equivalent of watch making schools, The WOSTEP School in Neuchatel, Switzerland, have honed my intricate skills to branch off into other areas of craftsmanship."
I met Greg at the LA Pen Show and recognized him from watch appraising on the Antique Roadshow. I hope you can zoom in on the left nib. It is a two slit Parker 51 Music Nib.
51 two slit music nib
Dale Beebe, Garden Grove, Ca
Pen Repair Tools
Dale is a retired engineer and will display 3 tables of pen repair tools, many of which he developed. We also thank Dale for helping with the exhibitor coffee during setup.
Martin Ferguson from Richmond, Va
Pen Parts. Details to follow.
Joel Hamilton from New Mexico
While we will not be performing significant repairs at the show we can will do minor repairs; nib tweaks, diagnostics, sac only replacements, consultations. We will be accepting the full range of repairs for collectors wanting to leave pens with us to repair at our shops.
Brown is a Custom Nib Specialist who adds "panache" to your writing experience. His most popular items are his Pendleton Point smooth, elegant Cursive Italic, hisButter~line Elegant Stub and a popular hybrid of the two.
Links to Fountain Pen Repair Experts and Repair People
1. Roger Cromwell www.penopoloy.com
2. Richard Binder
4. Ron Zorn
5. Deb Kinney
6. Richard and Robert Lott(www.fivestarpens.com)
7. Mike Masuyama
8. Greg Minuskin
9. Jim Marshall
10. Dale Beebee
11. Martin Ferguson