Experts in the selling and repair of fine writing instruments since 1985
Bertram's Inkwell can repair most pens from just about any era. For vintage pens (those no longer supported by the manufacturer) we offer repair service from our in-house repair tech, to local and national repair experts. We offer services from fountain pen sac replacement to parts repair and replacement/re-manufacturing. Bertram's Inkwell attends pen shows across the country so we have the ability to get parts no other repair centers have access to.
Bertram's Inkwell is proud to have one of the top vintage pen repair specialists in the country to handle your vintage pen.
Current pens: those still in production can also be repaired. Whether you bought your pen from Bertram's Inkwell or another dealer, it makes no difference. We are glad to repair any pen brought in or sent to us.
Fountain Pens: can sometimes need a general cleaning. This is one of our more popular services since we can perform most cleanings in-house with a turn around of (usually) less than a week.
Charges: can and do vary for all types of repairs. We can give a general estimate for repairs once received. If you think the range is acceptable we will proceed with the repair and contact you when complete. Please do not send any payment or credit card information in with your pen(s).
Packaging: Please pack your pen(s) in a hard box - no padded envelopes. This will protect your pen in transit to us. Please do not send the original packaging/gift box that the pen came in. Make sure to include the following information in the package.
Type: Fountain, Ballpoint, Rollerball, Pencil. etc.
General description of work needed.
Attn: Pen Repair Fulfillment Center
11300 Rockville Pike Ste. 109
One Central Plaza
Rockville, MD 20852
We will contact you via email upon receipt of your writing instrument along with a claim check # for your reference and a general estimate of what the repairs will cost.
We are the premier Parker dealer that has the capability of fixing older Parker Duofold gold-capped ballpoint pens. We have the twist mechanism that Parker no longer carries, and the capability to repair/overhaul broken mechanisms.
We also have the capability of fixing/overhauling Sheaffer Snorkels
If nib repair is an issue for your fountain pens, look no further.
If your nib is bent or mis-aligned we have custom services available to bring your nib back to life.
If your nib is too wide, we have expert nib grinders trained under the world's best to grind your nib to the point size you prefer (generally it would be reductions only)
If the tip of the nib is damaged or missing, we also have the ability to re-tip nibs of various sizes.
Tired of writing with the same old nib? Have it ground to a customized italic, stub, or oblique, sized to your specifications.
As always, folks have plenty of questions, and we are here to help! So please, do not hesitate to contact us with your questions.