PHOTOS An antique hospital only for 'unique' patients

PHOTOS

An antique hospital only for 'unique' patients

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15:37, December 08, 2018

A special pen hospital at Dongcheng District in Beijing has a 70 year history fixing the fountain pen.

Zhang Guangyi, an 87 years old craftsman, has operated this facility since he was 17, and fixed around 500,000 pens with his hands.

He is determined to keep the store open to pass on this traditional skill, no matter how modern writing instruments challenge him and his outlet.

Zhang is repairing the fountain pen.

Zhang is repairing the fountain pen.

A special pen hospital at Dongcheng District in Beijing has a 70 year history fixing the fountain pen.

Zhang Guangyi, an 87 years old craftsman, has operated this facility since he was 17, and fixed around 500,000 pens with his hands.

He is determined to keep the store open to pass on this traditional skill, no matter how modern writing instruments challenge him and his outlet. (Photos: VCG)

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