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#1 Bruno_Taut


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Posted 02 September 2010 - 17:48

Some days ago "Parse Error" started a thread in which he expressed his desire to find a cheap copy of the Pilot Capless.

This one could be considered a copy, but is not cheap at the moment:

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Platinum Knock 18, from 1965.

Follow ups to that daring statement dealt with the morality of counterfeited goods. Now, I wanted to add some more information.

This is one of the first Pilot patents about the Capless pen. It dates from 1964 (published in 1966):

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This one is a patent of a very similar idea, but from 1944 (published in 1946):

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Which copies do we accept as legitimate and which ones are not legitimate?

For reasons nobody explained, that original thread was locked.



Edited by Iosepus, 02 September 2010 - 17:53.


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Posted 02 September 2010 - 17:52

I think the "bad" copies are the ones that are made with the intent of deceiving people into thinking they're the original product, e.g., using the original manufacturer's logos.
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Posted 05 September 2010 - 16:39

I agree with Silvermink's definition. Pilot was not the first to introduce a capless pen with a mechanism to extend and retract the nib with a closing door. The Pullman Meteore and Aurora Asterope precede the Pilot capless by three decades.

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Posted 05 September 2010 - 17:20

There is also this my old post showing a chinese capless imitation.


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