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CALICUT CITY- SOME UNTOLD STORIES I don’t how many could believe that Calicut, a city of Kerala, have such a rich heritage in fountain pens- so that it may be called as the pen city of Kerala. Probably as the only man in FPN from Calicut, I take the responsibility to present our city in this forum. The pen productions have started in early 1950s. By 1955-1960, there are four major firms of pen making. Don’t think that these are big companies producing pens and marketing in wide areas. Actually these are four pen shops, and each shop produced pens for their own shops only. And because
SOME MORE PEN STORIES ( and models) Hi friends, Pen makers experiences and stories I find always interesting. When ever I go to Calicut town, I have a tendency to go to Kim and Co and Krishna to see what all are happening there. As the shops are always busy, I stick up there either buying some pens, or as a silent bystander or if lucky I can find some senior pen collectors and share their experiences. One fine morning, as usual I found myself ended at Kim shop. Asked for any new model pen, one man in the shop ( around 25 years old) say to my surprise say yes. Delighted! New model! Then o
Hello all, New member. Name Sreekumar. Coming from Calicut , Kerala, India. Student of a senior pen maker named Ramachandran . Please have a look at a pen I recently made. Any suggestions or modifications will be greatly appreciated. Ebonite make. Tank filling. Ebonite feed. Antique steel nib. Tank capacity 2.5 ml. Triple lead thread for cap. Single lead for end botton. http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5543/10962565656_f4f3e19872.jpg 20131120_194006 by skumar101, on Flickr http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5545/10962724433_a153fac73f.jpg 20131120_194308 by skumar101, on Flickr http://farm4.