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Yard-O-Led Vintage Pens Question

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#1 aurore



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Posted 07 November 2019 - 22:03

May I ask since when Yard-o-Led have been making fountain pens? Who was supplying the nibs in the beginning? 
Not a long while ago I saw a gold plated Y-o-L visually reminding somewhat of Montblanc 84 (but not a piston filler). Looked like a pre-1980s pen...

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Posted 08 November 2019 - 14:12

I don't think YoL started producing fountain pens until the late eighties or early nineties, when the trend for owning FPs as a luxury personal statement began. I'll have a look when I get home, as I think I might have one of their earlier FP catalogues. They did produce biros from the fifties or sixties though, with both twist and cap-actuated mechanisms.

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Posted 08 November 2019 - 17:18

Actually here are the photos. The nib looks to me very much like Caran d'Ache nibs of 70-80s supplied by Bock I believe.




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