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#1 Charles Skinner

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Posted 01 January 2018 - 15:01

Is there a "place" on FPN where the "history" of capless pens is discussed, or a brief history of attempts at making a "good" capless pen? C. S. 



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#2 ParkerDuofold

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Posted 01 January 2018 - 19:34

Hi Charles, et al,

Are there any capless pens aside from the V.P.? :unsure:


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Posted 01 January 2018 - 20:36

Yes, Lamy Dialog 3.


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Posted 01 January 2018 - 20:40

Cross has capless ballpoint and roller ball.

 

https://www.cross.co...ollections/edge



#5 jmacak

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Posted 03 January 2018 - 01:48

Hi

I have interested capless pen from the 40's. It's an A.N.Andrews 4th Dimension. It includes an integrated ink shutoff when you close the pen.

It's sort of impractical because it hangs in your pocket point down, so I feel compelled to use a pocket protector.

It has the air of prototype to me, I've seen no other.

Cheers

Joe

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#6 KellyMcJ

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Posted 03 January 2018 - 02:00

Wow! That's amazing. The cap looks like it may have been inspired by the Eversharp Skyline.

#7 jmacak

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Posted 03 January 2018 - 03:31

Wow! That's amazing. The cap looks like it may have been inspired by the Eversharp Skyline.


Yes, it looks inspired by the skyline, with the clip that goes over the clear Lucite jewel that magnifies the name inside the barrel.

It's a kind of bulb filler, actuated by a little red Lucite handle that you flip up and push a couple of times.

Cheers

Joe






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