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Posted 07 March 2010 - 15:29
This post features two variants; the steel capped one is marked simply as the DORIC and the all plastic one is called the DORIC JUNIOR.
The DORIC has a superb spring loaded clip:
Both the pens have the same GP steel nib:
The DORIC has an Eversharp type feeder, the Junior's feeder is the regular Indian Ebonite feeder:
Mhatre I believe bought some of the tooling from Eversharp and made many models based on Eversharp like the Clipper Airflow
Posted 07 March 2010 - 17:57
"This is my prayer to thee, my lord---strike,
strike at the root of penury in my heart.
Give me the strength lightly to bear my joys and sorrows.
Give me the strength to make my love fruitful in service.
Give me the strength never to disown the poor
or bend my knees before insolent might.
Give me the strength to raise my mind high above daily trifles.
And give me the strength to surrender my strength to thy will with love. "
Posted 07 March 2010 - 17:59
Posted 12 March 2010 - 12:35
Thanks for taking us along on the examination of the "Doric" — many interesting features to note in the styling and in the materials. It's unusual to see an ED from India that is not made from ebonite, isn't it? Do you know when this pen was produced?
Posted 12 March 2010 - 18:37
Rena, there were several plastic FPs made in India from the early 60s onwards to date. Wality and Camlin are the major brands that still make platic pens using machines. Extinct brands were Wilson, Plato, Pilot India etc. The handmade pen turners used Celluloid and Ebonite, these are the pens that got the most exposure on FPN. I suspect the Doric was made in the late 60s.
Thanks for your interest in pens from this corner of the world.
It's unusual to see an ED from India that is not made from ebonite, isn't it?