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Some Famous Pens And Their Look Alikes


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#1 mohan

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 11:43

Hi Friends,

Here are some famous pens along with their look alikes.



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#2 mohan

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 11:44

PARKER 21 AND BISMI 21

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Bismi is a pen company of yesterdays. We students of Kerala almost always starts writing with a Bismi pen. Some affordable students have Heros!
This pens cap is marked as Bismi 21. Caps are interchangeable but pen is an eyedropper.

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Old pen shows damage.



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Posted 17 June 2013 - 11:45

PARKER 45 AND CAMLIN 45

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This is Camlin 45 pen. Its strikingly similar to Parker 45.

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But the similarity ends on opening!
It becomes a hooded pen like 51.  A CAMLIN 451!.
Its  an aerometric filler.



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Posted 17 June 2013 - 11:46

SHEAFFER NN and GAMA NN .

This is built by Mr. Pratap of Gem pens.

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SHEAFFER NN AND GAMA NN.

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OPEN VIEW.

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Gama NN uses the original NN nib! 
Gama NN have a double layer barrel- inside a plastic and outside steel. Very sturdy built. Actually better built than original ! ( and pricier also). But its an eyedropper.

SHEAFFER NN AND HERO B 330.
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They are very similar in size. The photo may cheat you!
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Internally B330 is like a View point with a rubber grip section.
 



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Posted 17 June 2013 - 11:47

SHEAFFER TARGA AND FLAIR .

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UNKNOWN FLAIR PEN.

It looks like a Targa- I know that the nib is difficult to make- but some how Flair people have managed to do it. And one more company called Platinum ( not the Japan company Platinum, this is an Indian Platinum of past) have also made this nib for their Imperial copy. Unfortunately the shopkeeper thinks that it is Japanese Platinum and asking high rate for it- I was not able to buy.

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UPPER ONE IS TARGA – THE LOWER IS FLAIR.
 



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Posted 17 June 2013 - 11:54

SAILOR, RITTER AND FELLOWSHIP.

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RITTER , SAILOR 1911.

Ritter is surprisingly similar to a Sailor in shape. Its well built – not acrylic but quality plastic.

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RITTER AND SAILOR OPEN.

Unlike other Indian pens its converter filled .

Nib size is No. 91/2.   Marked as Iridium Point Germany and writes very fine ( may be extra fine).

 

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RITTER, SAILOR, FELLOWSHIP.

Unlike Ritter, Fellowship is not exactly similar- its slender and longer.

 

 

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CAPS.  See the white dot on Fellowship . Are they trying imitate Montblanc rather than Sailor?


Edited by mohan, 17 June 2013 - 11:55.


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Posted 17 June 2013 - 12:03

WATERMAN PHILEAS AND HERO B000

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B000 closed

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B000 opened.

A Phileas and Hero B000.
I think it should be compared with a Kultur instead.



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Posted 17 June 2013 - 12:04

WATERMAN HEMISPHERE AND BAOER(?)
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Confused? The one above is the real Hemishere. 20130617_141002_zps43badb67.jpg
The other pen have no name but nib is Baoer. So I think that the pen may also be Baoer.
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OPEN VIEW.
 


Edited by mohan, 17 June 2013 - 12:05.


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Posted 17 June 2013 - 12:06

PARKER 51 AND GAMA ROYALE

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Gama Royale .

OK, agreed, its not an exact copy. But some design cues are taken from Parker 51 , I think. See the clutch ring and the top jewel.

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It has a 14 kt gold nib too.
 



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Posted 17 June 2013 - 12:07

SWAN  COPIES

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                            These pens are copies of Indian made Swan of some seventies ( I think).Blue one is a Scriptor and Black is a Camlin  .Well , if you don’t get originals , these are still available.

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“SWANS” opened.
Unfortunately I don’t have original one to compare.



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Posted 17 June 2013 - 12:08

PARKER T1  AND HERO 850

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Sorry if I am wrong. I think this is designed with either T1 or Falcon in mind. I have never seen any of these personally.



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Posted 17 June 2013 - 12:08

FLAIR MAJESTIC AND CHELPARK MOTI.

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The blue one is Flair Majestic pen which hit market around 1990. and the black one is Chelpark Antic introduced in aroud 1992 or 1993. ( Correct me if I am wrong) .
Flair was better built , more costly and a catridge pen, Chelpark antique is an eyedropper and less costly.
While Flair majestic was not able to become a success even with better materials, Chelpark Antic was run out of production only recently.
But do you think that these are original designs?  I don’t think.  Probably more experienced persons can help.

                                                                       Thanks for reading

                                                                                 Mohan. And please contribute more to this topic!
 


Edited by mohan, 17 June 2013 - 12:11.


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Posted 17 June 2013 - 12:16

Beautiful topic. enjoyed it.


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Posted 17 June 2013 - 12:17

Wilson, a Bombay based company made a lot of Parker copies.


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Posted 17 June 2013 - 12:48

I liked the Gama Royale. The nib is shaped like a vintage Montblanc

 

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 13:09

I liked the Gama Royale. The nib is shaped like a vintage Montblanc

 

Chaim

 

Right down to the initial [here "G" rather than "MB"] inside the star.

 

Thanks for a well-done photo documentary,

 

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 13:29

 
Right down to the initial [here "G" rather than "MB"] inside the star.
 
Thanks for a well-done photo documentary,
 
gary

Is it? I was not aware. Thanks for sharing.

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 13:29

See the white dot on Fellowship . Are they trying imitate Montblanc rather than Sailor?

 

Well, what if Sailor is imitating Montblanc... ?!

 

Really nice list. I enjoyed it very much. Thank you!


Edited by mirosc, 17 June 2013 - 13:29.

Greetings,
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Posted 18 June 2013 - 04:29

Thanks for resposes. You know, though I am a fountain pen user from my childhood till this age I am aware of Sailor, Pelikan and Lamy through this forum only. That is for just more than two years. When I first saw a Parker 51 I was wondering why they made it like hero! Blame it on the part of the world I am living.

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 08:05

Great compilation..








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