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Sanyal Soumitra's Mini Indian Pen Reviews & Ink Tests


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#1 sanyalsoumitra

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Posted 16 November 2014 - 21:36

Some low priced Indian pens- I hope there would be a separate subsection for Indian pens in future.



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Posted 16 November 2014 - 21:37

Indian made Parker Urban "

 

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Posted 16 November 2014 - 21:38

Camlin Mini :

 

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Posted 16 November 2014 - 21:41

Camlin Sleek :

 

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#5 sanyalsoumitra

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Posted 16 November 2014 - 21:42

Fellowship Sleek :

 

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#6 sanyalsoumitra

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Posted 16 November 2014 - 21:44

Montex Study :

 

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Posted 17 November 2014 - 01:57

@sanyalsoumitra

 

Hello,

Please SIr if u don't mind would u like to tell me where can I get those Camlin Sleek & Fellowship FPs in Kolkata ?

I'm a student and I like India made FPs.....


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#8 sanyalsoumitra

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Posted 17 November 2014 - 05:31

@sanyalsoumitra

 

Hello,

Please SIr if u don't mind would u like to tell me where can I get those Camlin Sleek & Fellowship FPs in Kolkata ?

I'm a student and I like India made FPs.....

 

College street shops and some shops in MG road where greeting/invitation cards are sold. Also some neighbourhood shop stock them sometimes.



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Posted 17 November 2014 - 08:55

Thanks Sanalsoumitia! Your posting are very much appreciated and have greatly added interest to this portion of the Forum!  



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Posted 08 December 2014 - 19:26

Wow sir!!! Amazing job!
Thank you for the posts.
It deserves pinning.
What is best indian pen you own?

#11 sanyalsoumitra

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Posted 13 December 2014 - 17:51

I have just started test writing with these old Indian vintage pens , starting with a pen called Platinex 225. I have found three of this model, two are ED pens and one is fitted with aerometric filler. These pens are about 55~60 years old and are reasonably well preserved. Section design and overall form factor is remotely similar to present day Hero 007. However , the section does not have an internal collector like the heros or parker 51, neither there is any tubular nib,but a tiny open nib and a feeder press fitted from the front end. Feel curious really when were these pens launched in the Indian market- any one having the information kindly share.

 

Here is a brief and some photos.

 

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#12 sanyalsoumitra

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Posted 13 December 2014 - 18:33

Wilson Commander- sea green resin body with Gold patina aluminum cap- open nib ED pen. Once again this pen is from the same lot.  I feel very curious about the time period this model was launched and other historical accounts. Fine materials and reasonably well preserved unit, smooth fine medium nib. Kindly share any available information on this pen.

 

The ink test report and some more photos :

 

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#13 sanyalsoumitra

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Posted 13 December 2014 - 22:54

Ink testing the Era 851 pen - a Camlin 47 look alike from earlier times. An excellent writer and a very well preserved 50+ years Indian pen. A report and photos.

 

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Posted 13 December 2014 - 22:58

Platinex  Vaccume- another similar pen restored and ink tested. A report and couple of photos here.

 

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Posted 14 December 2014 - 00:27

Ink testing Wilson Parallel body pen-matte black.

 

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Posted 14 December 2014 - 00:30

Platinex 240 Green- ink test :

 

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Posted 14 December 2014 - 10:51

Ink testing of the West-end pen, Pilot 57G look alike.

 

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Posted 14 December 2014 - 10:55

Ink testing the no name pen.

 

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Posted 14 December 2014 - 19:53

Ink testing Wilson Parallel body pen-matte black.
 
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The end of the body (the metal 'button' part) looks like the one on the Parker Vector, but not the rest of the pen. The Vector had a metal section and an arrow clip. With luck, someone else can pinpoint this model.

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Posted 18 December 2014 - 00:00

Ink testing the Platinum Super- Vintage Indian pen recovered from the scrap lot.

 

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