About & Contact


David Armstrong lives in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He specializes in artifact restoration and conservation including, but not limited to, reading and writing tools, letterpress, and tools for the fibre arts. Additionally, he produces a limited line of parts and fine specialty tools for fountain pen restoration work.

He has been involved in restoration and antiques for over 30 years; items restored by him are in museum collections in Ontario, Canada. He has consulted with various institutions concerning artifact conservation, restoration, display, de-accession, and fund-raising.

If you have any questions, please contact us at antiques@restorersart.com

You can send us pens for repair in two ways:

  1. Via Post Office (sorry, no FedEx, UPS, or Purolator), using a method with tracking. Please contact us in advance via email, so as to avoid the confusion that results from unknown surprise packages! Feel free to email us for a shipping address.
  2. Pens can be dropped off in person at:
    • Laywine’s Pens & Organizers, 25 Bellair Street, Toronto, Ontario (one block north of Bloor, in Yorkville)

    • Papeterie Nota Bene, 3416, Ave du Parc, Montréal, Québec

    A reasonable service charge will apply to cover postage and handling, and you will be given a receipt at the time of drop-off. It should be noted that repair charges—including the handling fee—for pens dropped at these locations will not be any more expensive than those mailed directly to us.