Ink fountain pens can be sent by registered post to Vintage Fountain Pens at 69 Cliff Road, Hornsea, East Yorkshire HU18 1HU, where staff are able to restore the majority of ink fountain pens. (Read The Field’s guide to the best fountain pens.)

If fountain pens are less than 15 years old, however, they advise returning them to the manufacturer’s service department.

On receipt, a full examination is carried out and a quote for repairs is emailed. If accepted, payment must be made in full and work will be completed in two to four weeks.

Vintage Fountain Pens has large stocks of spare parts from original pens. Call 01964 532297.

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