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Bunmeisha Japanese Vintage Eyedropper Pen

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#1 Pen_Padawan



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Posted 16 September 2017 - 07:20


I am trying to find some history on this pen stamped Bunmeisha.  It is a Japanese eyedropper with sealing rod. The barrel is marked Bunmeisha / Tokyo.  The barrel is black lacquer.  The nib is stamped: Special's / Zion Yiu / Hardest / Iridiumpen / -3-.


I did not see Bunmeisha under the topic: Pen Manufacturers Current and Past, so does anyone know anything about this pen?  Thanks in advance for the education.




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Posted 17 September 2017 - 20:23

Pen looks prewar. One of the many unknown makers, jobbers, sellers of the era. Gold filled nib. Maybe a bit better than some. Two bands on cap and urushi on the clip. If it means anything, I think Bunmeisha was a stationary shop.


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Posted 18 September 2017 - 07:16


Thank you for sharing your knowledge, very interesting.  I think I'll try to find out more about the stationary shop.  Plus my goal is to replace the back seal and get this old pen writing.


Thanks again,


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