Parker fibre tip adaptors and conversions

I am an ex Parker Toolmaker from Newhaven, England. I have had many customers from around the world send me their old fibre tip pens that they can no longer use. I make bespoke adaptors to suit your pen. Then using good quality fibre tip refills from other manufacturers, I bring your old pen back to life. Both the pen and refill stay original and are not modified in any way. I can also possibly convert your pen to ball point, GEL and rollerball if you would prefer. At the same time I can give your favourite pen a clean, in some cases remove small surface scratches / dents and tighten / straighten clips. If you have a particular type of refill you want fitted I can give it a try!


The custom adaptors protrude from the front end and I machine them to match the aesthetics of the pen. I can make them out of aluminium, stainless steel, brass, plastic and titanium. They can be brushed finish or polished. I convert many models; Touche, 25, 35, 45, 61, 65, 75, 95, 105, Sonnet, T1 and possibly others, although each model presents various limitations. I have also worked on Waterman and Sheaffer fibre tip pens.


As far as I know, I am the only person currently offering this bespoke service. Please contact me here for more information and prices which range from £20 up to £40. Try and include the model or a photo, type of refill desired, and the country you are in.

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Above left: A customer's rolled gold Cirrus FT restored back to working condition.


Above right: Machining the adaptor from solid brass to suit the pen

Above left: A customer's 45 grey shield FT restored with new refill.


Above right: Machining the adaptor from solid stainless steel 316.

Above left: Stainless steel 65 FT gold trim


Above right: Stainless steel 95 FT gold trim

Above left: 25 blue trim RB converted to take either RB or FT.


Above right: 25 black trim FT restored.


Left: The original Parker fibre tip available in blue, black, red and green. Early versions were plastic with the later types having a steel body section. Notorious for drying out, hence having a short shelf life. Some can still be found today working, although for how long is anybody's guess. I have heard of people refilling these, although were not designed to, may get damaged and may leak. I don't feel they were great quality and I use other manufacturers fibre tips when converting pens that are still readily available and in my opinion better quality.

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Above: An early 'lighter' T1 with 75 front end (with original part number imprint, possibly prototype or from Parker model shop) sits next to a later 'darker' FT / RB T1. I attempted to convert the darker one to take modern fibre tips of another brand. Not the easiest one I have done. All fibre tip refills from other manufactures are longer than the original Parker refill; hence the result is the above with the refill protruding rather far out of the front end, not the perfect result. Although I could shorten the refill but then the customer would be restricted to buying modified refills from me every time they required a new one. Another easier solution is to either extend the barrel with a gold band spacer to accommodate the length of the new refill or convert to Parker ballpoints as they are much shorter refills.

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Above and below: A Silver European Damier 75 FT with gold trim converted to standard Parker ballpoint refill.

Cirrus FT to BP Cirrus FT to BP1 Sonnet RB to FT P105 FT to BP1d P105 FT to BP P35 Girlande FT 1983

Below: An interesting exercise. A mint gold 105 fibre tip (which can take rollerball refills) converted to take genuine Parker Ballpoints. This was only a mock up, I would of finished it in brass to match the gold.

Below: I think we all forget how nice fibre tips are. This customer wanted a Sonnet rollerball converting to fine fibre tip. I was very pleased with the outcome, nice writer.

Above: A 1983 Girlande P35 fibre tip converted to a Slim Gel Rolling Ball. Beautiful pattern.

Below: A new old stock gold Cirrus converted to Parker ballpoint with highly polished brass adaptor.

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Below: Two black 2002 limited edition P51 Empire cap fountain pens. The top one is a standard FP. The one below has a new front end converting it to accept standard Parker ballpoint refills.