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1964 Pilot Super 250 W/ 14K "falcon" And Quarter Turn Filler


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#1 KBeezie

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Posted 26 April 2016 - 04:28

Swapped my green Kashmir Eversharp Doric for a Black Pilot Super 250.

Pilot Super 250, 14K Falcon Nib, quarter turn filler.

Body Date Code EE 22 (May 22nd, 1964, Hiratsuka Factory)
Nib Date Code H1268 (December 1968, Hiratsuka Factory)

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( Link to 300DPI Scan with the earlier write samples further up the same page : http://i.imgur.com/mcXoijz.jpg )

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Posted 26 April 2016 - 14:10

good find very good find

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Posted 27 April 2016 - 04:13

Possibly a replacement nib. Note four year difference in production dates.

 

Wonderful pen. Innocuous! We have difficulty appreciating the simplicity of 1960s style.

Sad so many seek huge nibs, urushi, pens bigger than fingers can comfortably hold.


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Posted 27 April 2016 - 05:12

Possibly a replacement nib. Note four year difference in production dates.
 
Wonderful pen. Innocuous! We have difficulty appreciating the simplicity of 1960s style.
Sad so many seek huge nibs, urushi, pens bigger than fingers can comfortably hold.


I imagine that's kind of a given since most of the nibs fitted at the time of manufacturing would be within a few months of each other (it's also why I specified both dates). That would of course only matter to me if I were strictly a collector wanting something original to the pen. But least both are of the same decade.

Course I'm still a fan of Urushi lacquer, but this works for day-to-day use with the added appeal of being a self-filler.

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Posted 27 April 2016 - 08:50

Cool!

Recently, I bought a Pilot Super 250L, ca. 1956. While the nib is not an FA, it does behave similarly. Love this nib!

 

The previous owner, a pen repairer/restorer in Poland, "upgraded" this pen with a fixed converter, which I much prefer over sacs. The ink capacity is small, but it's no problem to fill it. 

 

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Posted 28 April 2016 - 03:12

I *wanted* the sac aspect of it :D I get about 1 ml fill when testing it with squeezing water back out of it into an empty sample vial.






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