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Some Previously Unshown Leader And Brahmam Celluloids From India

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#1 hari317

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Posted 11 November 2013 - 16:06

In the spirit of my earlier thread on this topic:

 

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I found a box of Leader and Brahmam celluloids that I had stored away. I had bought the entire stock from a shop that had these pens in one of my many pen hunts... I had totally forgotten about them but I think they deserve to be shown for the variety and beauty in the patterns... I hope you enjoy the pics!

 

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#2 deepak23

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Posted 11 November 2013 - 17:43

Nice. Now that brahmam's are not sold, I can only look on in envy...


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#3 mhguda

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Posted 11 November 2013 - 22:22

What gorgeous colors!


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Posted 12 November 2013 - 02:58

Are you going to keep all of those beautiful pens to yourself?

 

They look great, how is the writing experience?


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Posted 12 November 2013 - 04:52

These are great. Thanks for pictures hari..

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Posted 12 November 2013 - 06:23

Beautiful pens Hari.. and excellently captured in your pictures.

 

Thanks for sharing



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Posted 12 November 2013 - 07:59

Hari...what ya...what is this? :lticaptd: gimme that flat ends ball clip one ...  :gaah:  


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Posted 12 November 2013 - 14:52

Beautiful Hari. 

 

The striped one has a very Pel 400NN look. 



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Posted 12 November 2013 - 15:30

Hari,

these are really beautiful. I see one with Wing Sung look alike section. Do they manufacture such complex sections in India ?  Intersting fact is, these section and all its parts are freely available in China local market, but their internet ad is mostly in Chinese language, little difficult without a Chinese speaking friend.Thanks for showing these raer pens.



#10 Mesu

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Posted 12 November 2013 - 16:32



Do they manufacture such complex sections in India ?  

 

Yes, they do. Ratnamson pens model no. 42 has similar section. 

 

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#11 hari317

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Posted 12 November 2013 - 17:33

Nice. Now that brahmam's are not sold, I can only look on in envy...

:lol:

 

What gorgeous colors!

thank you :)

 

Are you going to keep all of those beautiful pens to yourself?

 

They look great, how is the writing experience?

yes, all of them are and will be mine. :)

 

i have not inked any from this lot, the ones shown previously i have inked, reasonably good writers, all of them.

 

These are great. Thanks for pictures hari..

thank you Mohan

 

Beautiful pens Hari.. and excellently captured in your pictures.

 

Thanks for sharing

 

thank you Mesu

Hari...what ya...what is this? :lticaptd: gimme that flat ends ball clip one ...  :gaah:  

 

theek hai!

Beautiful Hari. 

 

The striped one has a very Pel 400NN look. 

thanks! yes.

 

Hari,

these are really beautiful. I see one with Wing Sung look alike section. Do they manufacture such complex sections in India ?  Intersting fact is, these section and all its parts are freely available in China local market, but their internet ad is mostly in Chinese language, little difficult without a Chinese speaking friend.Thanks for showing these raer pens.

yes, in South India, many conical nibbed pens were made in ebonite, nibs from China. Here is a scholarly thread by Shrujaya on this subject:

 

http://www.fountainp...china-to-india/


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Posted 13 November 2013 - 04:02

hari,Dont sell .I ll keep these for you. When ever you want them,just ask me! :-)

Edited by mohan, 13 November 2013 - 04:03.


#13 hari317

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 06:23

hari,Dont sell .I ll keep these for you. When ever you want them,just ask me! :-)

Rest assured Mohan, the pen are safe with me, as they have been. for the last few years! Selling them is out of the question.


Edited by hari317, 13 November 2013 - 06:23.

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#14 Mesu

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 06:45

Rest assured Mohan, the pen are safe with me, as they have been. for the last few years! Selling them is out of the question.

 

Hi Hari,

 

Excellent decision.. How about loaning, swapping?  :D

 

 

yes, in South India, many conical nibbed pens were made in ebonite, nibs from China. Here is a scholarly thread by Shrujaya on this subject:

 

http://www.fountainp...china-to-india/

 

Thanks for sharing this link. Very informative thread.



#15 hari317

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 07:33

 

 How about loaning, ...

nope, i never do that...


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Posted 13 November 2013 - 21:11

Those are beautiful! Please do keep your collection together: you may have a unique history of Indian pen craftsmanship. I'm sure the time will come (if it has not come already) when it will be impossible to replicate the examples you have gathered.

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Posted 15 November 2013 - 00:45

Thank you for taking such beautiful picture and share them, as well as the wonderful history of the pens!


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Posted 15 November 2013 - 01:52

Very nice collection, Hari. 

 

By the way, where do you usually "hunt" pens?



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Posted 15 November 2013 - 03:46

That's a beautiful collection you have there Hari.


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Posted 15 November 2013 - 12:11

Those are beautiful! Please do keep your collection together: you may have a unique history of Indian pen craftsmanship. I'm sure the time will come (if it has not come already) when it will be impossible to replicate the examples you have gathered.

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thanks Ron. :)

 

Thank you for taking such beautiful picture and share them, as well as the wonderful history of the pens!

Thank you Anne-Sophie.

 

Very nice collection, Hari. 

 

By the way, where do you usually "hunt" pens?

thanks Dr. I explore the stationery market in nearly every city i get to visit, i ask for old dead stock, usually some nice stuff turns up...

 

That's a beautiful collection you have there Hari.

thanks ruben.


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