Some months ago I was wandering in a stationary (Spain) and I found out they were doing some clean up. They had a can full of 2€ fountain pens and I found a couple of Pelikans I thought were interesting.
They were 80-90s fountain pens, one was the Pelikan Go (70 -> no piston ) and the other I took was... this:
It's a plastic metallic-pink painted body. The cap is screw on. The clip you can be "operated" with your thumb to open. There is a transparent pink "dome" in top of the cap that let you see the point of the nib. The section is transparent too and the feeder is white:
But that –let's say risky– design and aesthetic choices, or even the model I couldn't find anywhere, are not the surprise.
When I holded the pen in my hand I felt that was something odd with the balance. The body was too heavy for a plastic fountain pen. I looked inside and saw there was a metallic thing attached to the body. "Weird" I thought but didn't care much until yesterday. Yesterday I gave the body a couple of bumps and this thing fell out:
At first glance I thought "WTH... a bullet???"... then "An international cartridge... made... of... brass???"... and finally "Why?".
Here you can see it side by side with an international cartridge:
Can anyone shed some light on this mystery?
Which model is this?
What is this brass thing for?
(I edited this post because some people have problems seen the images. The images are from Google Photos and I don't have any other image hosting.
I can see the images without problem and I don't know how to fix this. In any case here there is a link to the full album with the photos.)
Edited by asincrono, 10 April 2016 - 13:22.