“How can I find the refills to my collectible 1940s Tiffany & Co bamboo ballpoint purse pen?” Collectors of fine writing instruments have been asking this for many years. The original refills are no longer made. Neither is the unusually-long spring that came with it.
We’ve come up with a creative solution that you will find workable….
Tiffany & Co Bamboo Sterling Silver 925 Ballpoint Pen
Tiffany & Co Bamboo 14k Gold Ballpoint Pen
Original Refill and Spring
Replacement Cartridge Refill and Spring Solution for the Tiffany & Co Bamboo Pen
To give new life to your Tiffany & Co Bamboo pen, you need to purchase three things:
- Short Ballpoint Pen Refill (select black or blue ink) Match existing refill and snip to size with scissors or diagonal pliers.
- BPS1 Spring
- Ballpoint Pen Refill Extender Kit You only need the green “connector” piece from this kit and not the “extender.”
After you snip the refill to the right length, place the spring on the TOP portion of the refill. Then squeeze the green connector onto the end of the refill. This connector serves as what the flare on the original refill did… kind of like a spring-stopper. The spring rests against the green adapter piece and pushes off the threads of the grip section of the pen. The flanges on the refill itself don’t actually contact the spring in this case. If the flanges on the refill itself prevent the refill from sliding into the pen tubing, just sand them down with some sandpaper.
We are grateful to Stephen McCausland of Northwest Fine Jewelers for his helpful feedback on finding a workable solution by incorporating our available products.