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Is There A Platinum 3776 Meister In The House?

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#1 notimetoulouse

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Posted 16 June 2015 - 11:17

Hi everyone, I've just received this pen from an auction, advertised as a 3776 from the 80's with a 'unique' clip. Supposedly a fine nib, it writes with a very european medium line (although, I have to say, very smoothly).

There is no Platinum branding anywhere on the pen itself (lightweight black resin) and it has a suspiciously modern 'plastic insert' push-on cap.

I can't find any images anywhere of this kind of 3776 nib design, especially that  logo beneath the 14k stamp. Nor the feed.

Also the 14k stamp has a full stop after it ( 14K. ) and the air hole is circular as opposed to heart shaped.

 

There is no Platinum branding to the cap band and there is a flat black, shiny, unmarked plastic button at the top of the cap above the clip.

 

My problem is... I am an avid collector of Chinese pens, and to me, much as I want this to be a genuine rare find 3776, this pen  is whispering 'China' in my ear, and has been doing for the past hour or so.

I have some lower end Platinums with fine nibs, and I could tie two of them together and get a finer line than I'm getting from this pen. This pen has the same 'oblong with a line through it' logo as do my low order batting Platinums.

 

May I ask graciously for someone with far more knowledge than I possess about Platinum 3776's to please put me out of my currently depressed state? :(

Here be the images, and I hope someone can help...

 

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Edited by notimetoulouse, 16 June 2015 - 11:32.

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#2 hari317

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Posted 16 June 2015 - 11:34

The logo beneath the 14K marking is the JIS stamp. A mark of conformance to the Japan institute of standards.

 

The character after 14K denotes the nib width Medium in Japanese.

 

The pen has an correct ebonite feeder fitted.

 

They have been making snap fit caps for ages.
 

Hope this helps.


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#3 notimetoulouse

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Posted 16 June 2015 - 11:46

The logo beneath the 14K marking is the JIS stamp. A mark of conformance to the Japan institute of standards.

 

The character after 14K denotes the nib width Medium in Japanese.

 

The pen has an correct ebonite feeder fitted.

 

They have been making snap fit caps for ages.
 

Hope this helps.

Wow Hari, that was rocket ship fast! I was dreading this being a 'lemon' - thanks for getting back so promptly. So it looks possibly genuine, even looking at that clip?


Edited by notimetoulouse, 16 June 2015 - 11:47.

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#4 grainweevil

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Posted 16 June 2015 - 11:50

I've a severe case of deja vu here; same pen



#5 hari317

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Posted 16 June 2015 - 11:57

Wow Hari, that was rocket ship fast! I was dreading this being a 'lemon' - thanks for getting back so promptly. So it looks possibly genuine, even looking at that clip?

you are welcome. enjoy!


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#6 swanjun

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Posted 16 June 2015 - 12:47

I've a severe case of deja vu here; same pen

 

Certainly looks it to me!  I hope notimetoulouse checks out that other thread!



#7 notimetoulouse

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Posted 16 June 2015 - 13:02

I've a severe case of deja vu here; same pen

It's exactly the same pen, but I'm breathing easier now I've read posted by ames1993 down at the bottom of the thread. And I think I've bought it from the guy who posted in the first place.

Happy Bunny.

Phew!


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#8 notimetoulouse

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Posted 16 June 2015 - 13:05

 

Certainly looks it to me!  I hope notimetoulouse checks out that other thread!

 

 

Certainly looks it to me!  I hope notimetoulouse checks out that other thread!

Thanks for taking the time to reply Swanjun. Thank heavens for FPN. Always there with spot on info. Off now to flush it out and ink it up.


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#9 notimetoulouse

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Posted 16 June 2015 - 13:42

I've just written to Bob (the seller, also an FPN member) and apologised for my lack of faith. Feeling fairly humbled at the moment! :blush:


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Posted 16 June 2015 - 13:55

It's really kind of amazing, and a sure testimony to the significant benefits of both an online site like this and the dedication of its members that a guy asking about an "obscure" fountain pen can be guided to a history going back multiple owners. It's like Inkiana Jones and the Temple of Nibs...or something. Very cool.

#11 grainweevil

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Posted 16 June 2015 - 15:23

Good result - plus my memory is not yet totally beyond hope. Yippee!  :D







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