Jump to content

The Fountain Pen Network uses (functional) cookies. Read the FPN Privacy Policy for more info.  To remove this message, please click here to accept the use of cookies



Registration on the Fountain Pen Network

Dearest Visitor of the little Fountain Pen Nut house on the digital prairie,

Due to the enormous influx of spammers, it is no longer possible to handle valditions in the traditional way. For registrations we therefore kindly and respectfully request you to send an email with your request to our especially created email address. This email address is register at fountainpennetwork dot com. Please include your desired user name, and after validation we will send you a return email containing the validation key, normally wiithin a week.

Thank you very much in advance!
The FPN Admin Team






Photo

Pilot Eyedropper Filled Pen Made In India, Celluloid.

pilot india

  • Please log in to reply
10 replies to this topic

#1 hari317

hari317

    Classic

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 15,191 posts
  • Location:Mumbai, INDIA
  • Flag:

Posted 09 September 2015 - 16:27

Pilot pens were manufactured in India for a few decades. All the parts including the nibs were manufactured in India during this period. I have previously documented some examples of India made Pilots. Link.
 
Yesterday, I found this well worn example in Bangalore. I just wanted to document its existence by showing some pictures. This pen has a larger size 3 steel nib with a wonderful EF point. The pen has no sutoff valve and the cap and barrel are made of Cellulose Nitrate. The pen has lost its cap rings, I think one was narrow and the other was wide.
 
Pictures:

IMG_1019.jpg

IMG_1020.jpg

Clip Imprint, the plating is battle worn from decades of use:

IMG_1021.jpg

The Barrel Imprint:

IMG_1022.jpg

IMG_1023.jpg

IMG_1024.jpg

IMG_1025.jpg

Cheers!
Hari
In case you wish to write to me, pls use ONLY email by clicking here. I do not check PMs. Thank you.

Sponsored Content

#2 subbu68

subbu68

    Extremely Rare

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 394 posts
  • Location:Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Flag:

Posted 09 September 2015 - 16:46

nice to see the old 'gold'. I had one but I ruined it due to my ignorance - rather ignorance of a 8 year old. 



#3 fountainpagan

fountainpagan

    Poetry soothes and emboldens the soul to accept mystery

  • FPN Supporter - Platinum

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,089 posts
  • Location:South of France
  • Flag:

Posted 09 October 2015 - 13:01

THat is a beautiful vintage, Hari.

 

Great catch. Congratulations.


WomenWagePeace

 

SUPORTER OF uh2SgO.jpg

 

My avatar is a painting by the imense surrealist painter Remedios Varo


#4 hari317

hari317

    Classic

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 15,191 posts
  • Location:Mumbai, INDIA
  • Flag:

Posted 09 October 2015 - 14:23

thank you.


In case you wish to write to me, pls use ONLY email by clicking here. I do not check PMs. Thank you.

#5 New_Falcon

New_Falcon

    Vintage

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 495 posts
  • Location:USA
  • Flag:

Posted 09 October 2015 - 16:41

Thanks for a very interesting post.

 

I know a lot of time and effort has gone into tracking down these pens, documenting them and graciously sharing your knowledge. 

 

I know there's a lot of posts and I have been going through them but is there a central post with all the links?


WTT: My Lamy 2000 Fine nib for your Lamy 2000 Broad nib.


#6 hari317

hari317

    Classic

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 15,191 posts
  • Location:Mumbai, INDIA
  • Flag:

Posted 09 October 2015 - 16:57

Thanks for a very interesting post.

 

I know a lot of time and effort has gone into tracking down these pens, documenting them and graciously sharing your knowledge. 

 

I know there's a lot of posts and I have been going through them but is there a central post with all the links?

Thank you.

 

Unfortunately, I do not have an index of my threads, but hopefully the following link works:

 

http://www.fountainp...ums][sortDir]=1


In case you wish to write to me, pls use ONLY email by clicking here. I do not check PMs. Thank you.

#7 TassoBarbasso

TassoBarbasso

    Vintage

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 547 posts
  • Flag:

Posted 09 October 2015 - 19:05

this is so interesting! I'd be curious to see a writing sample



#8 hungrynerd

hungrynerd

    Mostly harmless.

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPip
  • 75 posts
  • Flag:

Posted 14 February 2018 - 02:41

I just got these two pens in the mail today. Are these the eyedropper Pilots? (I can't see your photos in this post, unfortunately.)

 

The cap says "PILOT" and barrel has "PILOT INDIA"

 

It seems to be an eyedropper - there's no way to attach a cartridge from what I see. 

Attached Images

  • IMG_20180213_183445.jpg
  • IMG_20180213_183518.jpg
  • IMG_20180213_183530.jpg

My pen is smaller than yours. Now get off my lawn.


#9 hari317

hari317

    Classic

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 15,191 posts
  • Location:Mumbai, INDIA
  • Flag:

Posted 14 February 2018 - 02:47

Yes these are ed pens. Some sections might have an o ring. Just wash the pens in plain water. Apply silicone grease to section threads and use the pen. :)
In case you wish to write to me, pls use ONLY email by clicking here. I do not check PMs. Thank you.

#10 hungrynerd

hungrynerd

    Mostly harmless.

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPip
  • 75 posts
  • Flag:

Posted 14 February 2018 - 03:33

Woohoo!! The o-rings look a bit worn, and one pen has a nib that looks like it's trying to escape so they might need a little more care before they'll write... thank you for verifying!


My pen is smaller than yours. Now get off my lawn.


#11 hari317

hari317

    Classic

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 15,191 posts
  • Location:Mumbai, INDIA
  • Flag:

Posted 14 February 2018 - 04:33

Woohoo!! The o-rings look a bit worn, and one pen has a nib that looks like it's trying to escape so they might need a little more care before they'll write... thank you for verifying!

some nib-feeds have indeed become slightly loose due to plastic issues. However they can simply be pushed in snug and more often than not they simply work. 


In case you wish to write to me, pls use ONLY email by clicking here. I do not check PMs. Thank you.






Sponsored Content




|