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#1 GMJEbonobin

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Posted 20 September 2019 - 13:53

Hi guys!

I found a seller on ebay that is selling some new old stock Athena brand pens. I was wondering if anyone could give me some information on them? Specifically I want to know if and/or when they started using eyedroppers with ink shut off (as that's kind I purchased)

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Posted 20 September 2019 - 14:05

Athena is the inhouse brand of Maruzen... I'm not sure how you are getting new old stock but ok I do remember that Maruzen did get get some pens from Pilot that would evoke the good ol days of shut-off valve eye dropper pens I have to dig some of the topics I posted here

does the pen in question look like this?
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and I do believe that their pen fair Eboya pens are of the Cartridge/Converter variety

Edited by Algester, 20 September 2019 - 14:18.


#3 GMJEbonobin

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Posted 20 September 2019 - 14:33

When I was doing research I was reading they were an old brand, I believe they've been around since the early 1900's and early on I don't think Maruzen owned the brand.. Of course I could be wrong. But I couldn't find any specific info or penography. The pens are supposedly from the 1950s (the one's in question, as well as the one I purchased) and so that's why I say nos, seller claims they're new unused. I purchased said pen because I wanted an eyedropper with ink-shut off for a lower price than a premium pen. Them being new and authentic would just be icing on the cake.

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Posted 20 September 2019 - 14:37

And no the pen in question looks very different to that, has an vintage look to me, even has an old looking tag for 600¥





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