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Posted 24 July 2008 - 08:34
I was quite lucky IMHO to get this pen, since most of the times the celluloid material is reserved for costlier gold nibbbed pens and very few celluloid pens are fitted with steel nibs here.
The pen smells faintly of camphor. The photos are unable to convey the depth of the marbling in the celluloid. This is a petite and slender pen. 5 inches capped and 5 3/4 inches posted. The nib is a rigid steel unit; very smooth feeling though I have not dipped the pen in ink yet (didn't want to risk staining). The filling system as usual is Eyedropper. I have been told that the clip and cap bands are gold filled.
Hope you liked my new pen. Comments are welcome.
Posted 25 July 2008 - 03:48
Posted 25 July 2008 - 10:46
Nice work, Hari. Love these Indian pieces!
Posted 25 July 2008 - 16:52
Sometime in the last 5 years...
and made it slimmer and shorter and ED filled!
Thanks for the interest shown by all of you in pens from this part of the world.
Posted 25 July 2008 - 21:14
Very good photographs!!
Thanks for sharing!
Posted 16 August 2008 - 10:19
Now that I have backups, I can ink up some of them and use them without any worries.
Posted 17 January 2009 - 10:00
Posted 17 January 2009 - 10:09
Thanks Doug! These celluloids are extremely difficult to come across here now. All these pens were made years back and are old stock. To the best of my knowledge only Guider still has solid yellow celluloid material left and is making pens. I find that nowadays I buy each and every Indian swirled celluloid that I happen to chance upon.
Posted 21 March 2009 - 14:30
The next one is similar to my ball clip Leader celluloid, however this one features a Squeeze filler fashioned using the sac guard from a Hero pen. The clip is also different, I liked this clip better than the ball clip version.
Posted 24 March 2009 - 18:08
Posted 25 March 2009 - 08:42
I bought these from Hyderabad and Bangalore, very tough to find, all are old stocks. You will find a lot of modern pens in Mumbai. Look me up when you are here.
Posted 13 March 2010 - 18:36
Parker VS (rust)
Parker "51" aerometric (navy grey)
Sheaffer Snorkel Saratoga (burgundy)
Sheaffer Imperial IV Touchdown (green)
Posted 13 March 2010 - 18:54
Thank you Doug!
Love the pelikan replica. Does it have a piston fill mechanism?
That is a Pelikan M450, not a replica, just put it in the photo to give an idea of the size of the Brahmam.
Posted 14 March 2010 - 00:03