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Vintage Pilot Short Pen Questions

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#1 vates

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 21:10

Dear forumites,

 

It's my 10th day on this forum and my first topic here. I really enjoy lurking through this site and my FP-mania grows with each passing minute :)

 

Now today I've found a tiny fountain pen in my granddads closet. All I know is that it's a Pilot, maybe from '70s (or '80s. or '60s...). The nib is 14k 585.  It's folding. And it's very thin. Kinda reminds me my Pilot Birdie pencil (however not that thin of course). Pictures:

 

It's in excellent cosmetic condition. Folded. 

 

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The color almost looks like surf green on my Precision Bass :)

 

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Disassembled with squeezer converter (or is it not?)

 

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Could someone please help me identify this pen: date of manufacturing, maintenance instructions (it looks like this squeeze module is not detachable. or am I wrong?) et ceterea. 

 

Oh, and there are tiny letters on the lower part of its body: HS 26

 

Thank you all! :)


Edited by vates, 20 December 2013 - 06:09.

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 21:36

It's not "folding" per se, it's more commonly called long-short pens, for fitting in pockets. The most famous example can be found here: http://www.stutler.cc/pens/murex/



#3 vates

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Posted 20 December 2013 - 06:07

Thank you!
So now I understand it is a so-called "Pilot Short Pen". And now I know that this is cartridge converter filling system. Mainly because I've managed to detach the converter after serious soaking in clear water. 

 

Now I need to detach the clear part from the section somehow...

 

After reading a bit on topic, I have another question: does this pen accept standard Pilot cartridges or does it need vintage "double-spare" cartridges?


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Posted 20 December 2013 - 18:48

Cha-ching!

Used a good advice to try hair dryer.
From this topic: http://www.fountainp...ng-a-pilot-pen/
And I've managed to disassemble the section.

The nib shows production date June 1967 (T667)

Tomorrow I'll get some Pilot blue cartridges and see how this little pen writes :)

Thanks, FPN!


Edited by vates, 20 December 2013 - 19:46.

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Posted 20 December 2013 - 20:54

It looks I have a spare part :)

 

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What's it for?

 

 

 

 

Couldn't find it on this picture from a very informative article:

 

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Posted 21 December 2013 - 18:16

Gentlemen, I have both good and bad news.

The good: this pen accepts modern Pilot cartridges. And I really like the color of Pilot blue ink.
The bad: no ink flow. I had to squeeze the cartridge a bit to start writing. But soon the nib was completely dry.

I think I messed with that mysterious part. (Because other than that no reason comes to mind. the feed was absolutely clean and intact) I just put it on the feed before the nippel/connector. And I think it shouldn't be there and now it prevents the ink to flow free to the feed.

Any ideas?
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Posted 21 December 2013 - 20:25

Okay, so I removed that thing from the section assembly and now the pen writes good so far. I'll wait overnight, then will carry it in my bag and in my shirt. And then I will shoot a short test.

 

 

Still can't figure what that part is for. Any thoughts?


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Posted 23 December 2013 - 11:18

Writing sample:

 

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Posted 03 March 2016 - 06:08

I know this is an old post but I wanted to ask if the nib flexes or not?







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