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Indian Celluloid pens with a theme


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#1 hari317

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Posted 07 March 2010 - 15:05

Just fulfilling a desire to document the Vacumatic look alike pens made in India and one Skyline and Sheaffer copy.

The first tray shows some mini sized ED pens(4 inch to 4-1/2 inch), the first two are made by OSWAL, the rest all are of a make called "President".
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The president nib:
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The barrel inscription:
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The folded tip type size 2 nibs used in the OSWAL:
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The second tray shows a variety of the celluloid patterns:
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The brands featured are from L-R: Oris, Ellora, Olympic, Sulekha, Champion, Wilson, Laxmi, Saffron.

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The last two pens: Laxmi and Saffron seem to have been made in Japan for the Indian market. The Triumph look alike nib on the Saffron is particularly interesting. Also interesting is that an American Company called "Hunt Co" made the nib for the Champion pen.

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 07:10

Hari, as usual these are fine photos and good depiction of Indian pen manufacturers' skill of "borrowing" ideas of successful pen designs!
Kudos to you for your perseverance! Very good photos! May be this post can be another flower to the Indian Pen History bouquet you are arranging!
Keep it up dear Hari!
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#3 karinh

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 22:20

Hari,

your posts about Indian pens are really interesting! We learn some historical information as well as seeing great looking pens. I've noticed, in documentaries about India (particularly one I saw about the railways) that people are using their fountain pens in their everyday lives much more so than I have noticed out and about here (Australia). Would that be true, that people there use FP more, do you think?

I like the Saffron pen at the end - my niece is named Saffron so I'm fond of the name. :)

Thanks again and keep up the great posts!

Karin H

Edited by karinh, 08 March 2010 - 22:20.

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#4 philm

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Posted 09 March 2010 - 02:22

Hari,

Great photos and historical stuff. I have always been interested in the Indian and Japanese Vac clones. Yours are exceptional examples and thank you for sharing.

Phil

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Posted 09 March 2010 - 02:40

Thanks for another insightful photo essay.

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Posted 12 March 2010 - 10:09

Beautiful Indian pens, thank you for sharing. Posted Image I'm envious!
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Posted 13 March 2010 - 10:54

As usual, great job Hari!

Edited by rahulg, 13 March 2010 - 12:03.


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Posted 27 June 2014 - 14:35

are the laxmi pens japan made or USA made in ulhasnagar sindhi association?


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#9 kawuska

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 22:05

Frankly, I had no idea that indian pen manufacture was so well developed!I wonder what the price comparison was for these lookalikes to original Parkers, Wahls etc.



#10 hari317

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Posted 12 July 2014 - 06:24

Frankly, I had no idea that indian pen manufacture was so well developed!I wonder what the price comparison was for these lookalikes to original Parkers, Wahls etc.

Much much cheaper than the originals and the originals were simply unavailable due to import controls (150% duty)


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