The Royal was their flagship model in the 1950s-1970s. The pen is modelled after the Parker 51 and VS in external looks. The body is made of a nice plastic which has held up very nicely in the two pens that I have. The cap is gold filled and looks very similar to a 51 cap, the clip shape is different though. The clutch ring and the cap clutch look very much like 51 units. The nib is very sturdy (also firm) and is made of 14Ct gold. A well made comb type feeder is used. The pen is ED filled. During the time they were made, the pens were priced at INR 50 to 60. Have a look at the photos:
The Royals with a '46 Vac 51 for comparison:
The pen posted:
Nib and feeder details, observe the '54 Date code:
The Cap and barrel stamped GAMA:
The plastic Cap jewels:
My Manifold is fitted with a 14Ct Manifold nib with a 15 year point, the nib I am told was rated for 15 years of continuous use.
Gama Desk pen:
This desk pen is fitted with a nice steel nib, the pen is around 30 cms in length, I have not had the heart to ink this one up yet.
Hope you enjoyed reading about some extinct examples of the GAMA pen as much as I enjoyed writing about them.
Edited by hari317, 30 July 2008 - 06:00.