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Prototype Flat Top Kingsize Bulk Filler - " To Post Or Not To Post?


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#1 fountainbel

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Posted 20 February 2014 - 15:06

Hello Pen friends !
Attached some photos of a new version Flattop Kingsize .
As you can see , this model gives the advantage that it can be positively "posted ", without any risks of cracking de cap lip by "wedging".
We learned that many users love a " postable " version of the flat top , and - using the same cap and body " of the previously posted "streamline" - version, production becomes also more standardized .
In fact, the only differences between the " streamline" and "flat top" is the filling knob button and the cap enclosure screw.
When buying these two complementary parts you can even alter the version yourself!
I wonder what you think of this design,  do you prefer this approach, of do you favor the " non - postable " version -?
Some dimensions:
Closed Length : 138mm
Without cap : 134mm
Posted cap : 164mm
The other dimensions are the same as specified the " streamline" .
Thank you in advance for your suggestions!
Regards, Francis
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#2 The Blue Knight

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Posted 20 February 2014 - 16:27

I think a postable pen has a greater appeal even though this pen is quite large posting it looks quite nice as it makes a statement especially when it is over sized pen. I wouldn't not buy a pen I couldn't post however having the post option ensures the cap doesn't roll off the desk and potentially get damaged.  


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Posted 20 February 2014 - 17:14

Thank you for sharing these images.  For me, being able to post a "kingsize" would not be very important.  My hands are small enough that I do not find posting the normal Bulkfiller comfortable, though I do it sometimes.

 

That said, I like this design more than the earlier design you showed.  It has a sort of teardrop appearance that is very agreeable.  

 

Good work.

 

David.



#4 Opooh

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Posted 20 February 2014 - 18:32

Definitively a postable version, the streamline version was already ok, now the flattop version has lost the formula one nose it is even more beautiful than the strealine. Keep on the good work, Francis.



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Posted 20 February 2014 - 22:18

Post!  I avoid any pen I cannot post.  The cap is just one too many things to keep track of.  :-)



#6 Lszuk

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Posted 21 February 2014 - 02:48

I agree. I prefer a pen I can post.

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Posted 21 February 2014 - 04:32

This is my favourite version so far. I don't post pens (like that one) that are large enough for me write comfortable with unposted; however, I the non-stepped barrel looks much better to me.



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Posted 21 February 2014 - 12:48

Nice!!

 

I just don't like the logo... it reminds me of this: http://icantrelaxing...olden-dawn1.jpg



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Posted 21 February 2014 - 13:06

Nice!!

 

I just don't like the logo... it reminds me of this: http://icantrelaxing...olden-dawn1.jpg

Sorry to read this.

But the logo refers to the unique "Bulk filler" filling system.

I shows in fact the "parked " piston with the anchoring teeth of the piston engaged in the anchoring teeth on the barrel enclosure nut.

Nothing to do with fascist symbols !

Francis



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Posted 21 February 2014 - 13:15

Sorry to read this.

But the logo refers to the unique "Bulk filler" filling system.

I shows in fact the "parked " piston with the anchoring teeth of the piston engaged in the anchoring teeth on the barrel enclosure nut.

Nothing to do with fascist symbols !

Francis

 

Yes i know, I have no doubt that there is absolutely no connection :) 

 

yet it's still somehow creepy... :(

 

sorry! 

 

Great pens, though. 



#11 sbrandt

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Posted 21 February 2014 - 19:11

What a beautiful pen.  In addition to holding a gallon of ink, it is as nice looking as anything out there (and nicer than most).  I want one!



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Posted 21 February 2014 - 20:16

The ability to post a pen is important to me as I hate leaving a cap on my writing surface. This increases the chance of lose or damage due to accidentally knocking the cap on the ground. That is why I prefer the Pelikan 200/400 series over the larger Pelikans. The cap seems to me to balance the pen very well on this series in particular. 

 

Of course if you seldom take your pens out of the house this becomes less of an issue but I do take mine out to the town quite often.


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Posted 21 February 2014 - 21:51

About the logo: I have no problem with it, but I found the old 50/50 white/black more to my liking.

 

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Posted 22 February 2014 - 02:24

Yes i know, I have no doubt that there is absolutely no connection :) 
 
yet it's still somehow creepy... :(
 
sorry! 
 
Great pens, though.

Might help : http://en.wikipedia....Rorschach_test.

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Posted 22 February 2014 - 03:22

Like the postable !