The models are, from left to right:
CL-200SW from 1965 - pretty common model in plastic with steel trim
CN-400BS from 1973 - not so common model in annodized aluminum and steel trim
CN-500R from 1981 - the well-known faceted model in plastic with steel trim
FC-15SR from 1998 - the modern VP in painted steel with steel trim
It is interesting to see how the basic Capless has evolved over 40 years. It's pretty cool that the nib units from 1973 forward can be swapped with each other.
If I have to pick a favorite it is the CN-400BS. The feeling of the annodized finish and the clean, stream-lined design put it a step above the rest for me.
What's your favorite Capless?
Edited by haywoody, 03 August 2008 - 06:33.