Camlin limited is a famous manufacturer of Stationery products in India. Amongst other items they also manufacture Fountain pen inks under the brandname Camel and fountain pens under the brandname Camlin. The fountain pens feature either the Eyedropper filling system or the Piston filling system. Camlin 47 is of the piston filling type, the other piston filler model is called the Camlin sleek. Camlin Product Range
The pen features a semi hooded steel nib whose width is around a western fine. The nib is quite smooth and makes an even and wet line.
The ink level can be viewed with the help of four diamond shaped windows in the barrel. The follwing photos show the window when the piston is fully retracted to fully extended. The piston system is quite smooth and probably as smooth as that on my Lamy2k, but not as smooth as the Pelikan ones.
The piston removed from barrel. It has three sealing rings.
The cap is made of steel with a sturdy and easy to use clip. The pen is gripped with the help of a three finger clutch, there is a breather hole on the top side of the cap to facilitate safe capping and uncapping of the pen.
The shape of the pen is a gently tapering one with a long section which makes for a very comfortable grip.
The section can be easily unscrewed from the barrel for cleaning, servicing or nib replacement.
The nib and feed are assembled into a cylindrical carrier. This carrier can be slid out from the barrel end of the section. The carrier has longitudinal grooves to adjust the angle of the nib wrt the hood.
The Ebonite feeder removed from carrier.
I first used this pen in school in 1986, it is a solid and reliable writer and holds a ton of ink, but some what lesser as compared to an ED pen. it is a good pen for office or shop floor use where you want a sober pen which does not attract any attention, moreover the cost of the pen is so small that you need not worry about losing or damaging it.
Edited by hari317, 15 July 2008 - 07:54.