I am a brand new user, having signed up just so I could get a bit of assistance in identifying a vintage Pilot fountain pen.
I am an artist, and have recently gotten interested in fountain pens for their use in drawing, since I like the look of nib work, and I dislike having to stop frequently to re-dip a pen when I'm drawing. It interrupts my thinking... (I have a couple of Noodler Conrad Flex demonstrators and a Lamy 2000, which I fill with Noodler's black for drawing.)
Anyway, my wife has had this pen for a while, and recently got curious about it. It was found in a vintage Japanese sewing box that came with a bunch of other vintage items, we're guessing they're from the 1950s or 1960s. This pen could be from that same period, but who knows? Not me, that's for sure.
Anyway, I'll post some photos so people might be able to hazard a guess. The nib doesn't seem to have any number on it, it simply says "BEST IN THE WORLD", then "PILOT" in the center, then "MADE IN JAPAN" at the bottom. No other identifying marks, except for "PILOT" on the top of the clip on the cap. Looks to be a plastic pen with inset metallic foil. It also seems to be missing its ink bladder completely, so for now it only functions as a dip pen. Would love to get it restored, or restore it myself, but not real sure what kind of project that is!
Anyway, any help and advice is greatly appreciated!