Jump to content

Capless Copy



Bruno Taut

Recommended Posts

Some days ago "Parse Error" started a thread in which he expressed his desire to find a cheap copy of the Pilot Capless.

 

This one could be considered a copy, but is not cheap at the moment:

 

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_aQ69G8Wh9To/TH0R36rPB9I/AAAAAAAAAoQ/HxSnY9P-4yQ/s1600/IMG_2392-red.jpg

Platinum Knock 18, from 1965.

 

Follow ups to that daring statement dealt with the morality of counterfeited goods. Now, I wanted to add some more information.

 

This is one of the first Pilot patents about the Capless pen. It dates from 1964 (published in 1966):

 

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_aQ69G8Wh9To/TH_bzVplVHI/AAAAAAAAAqA/pEVKREk1qYI/s1600/US-patent-1964.jpg

 

This one is a patent of a very similar idea, but from 1944 (published in 1946):

 

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_aQ69G8Wh9To/TH_czSH1lYI/AAAAAAAAAqI/pp4WhNIlqc0/s1600/Capless-1946-patent.jpg

Which copies do we accept as legitimate and which ones are not legitimate?

 

For reasons nobody explained, that original thread was locked.

 

Cheers,

 

Iosepus

Edited by Iosepus

Bruno Taut - Crónicas Estilográficas (https://estilofilos.blogspot.com)

The contents and pictures of this post belong to the author, here identified as Bruno Taut.

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Replies 3
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

  • Bruno Taut

    1

  • Silvermink

    1

  • AltecGreen

    1

  • alfredop

    1

Popular Days

Top Posters In This Topic

I think the "bad" copies are the ones that are made with the intent of deceiving people into thinking they're the original product, e.g., using the original manufacturer's logos.

http://twitter.com/pawcelot

Vancouver Pen Club

 

Currently inked:

 

Montegrappa NeroUno Linea - J. Herbin Poussière de Lune //. Aurora Optima Demonstrator - Aurora Black // Varuna Rajan - Kaweco Green // TWSBI Vac 700R - Visconti Purple

Link to post
Share on other sites

I agree with Silvermink's definition. Pilot was not the first to introduce a capless pen with a mechanism to extend and retract the nib with a closing door. The Pullman Meteore and Aurora Asterope precede the Pilot capless by three decades.

2020 San Francisco Pen Show
August 28-30th, 2020
Pullman Hotel San Francisco Bay
223 Twin Dolphin Drive
Redwood City Ca, 94065

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now


  • Most Contributions

    1. amberleadavis
      amberleadavis
      37512
    2. PAKMAN
      PAKMAN
      30204
    3. Ghost Plane
      Ghost Plane
      28220
    4. jar
      jar
      26101
    5. wimg
      wimg
      25570
  • Upcoming Events

  • Blog Comments

    • A Smug Dill
      Even so, you'd end up with a fragmented list, and it becomes an O(N²) process for each prospective requestor to check what is available: effectively recreate the list of currently active servers (without any reliable up-to-date info upfront about the inks and number of samples on offer in the thread) from the sequential list of posts, which may be spread over two or even more pages, and then query each server independently to check what is currently on offer.   It comes down to not hav
    • LizEF
      If one wanted to do this, one could just use the "About Me" field which appears to be unlimited in size.  And if a bunch of people wanted to cooperate, the Member Title field (or signature) could be used to this end - "Ink Giver" (or some such) could be used by those with inks to give...  No software edits required.
    • Arkanabar
      I suppose the update issue could be mitigated.  One would post a link in signature, to the particular part of your profile where you list the inks that you're willing to post samples to others, gratis.  But looking at profiles, I suspect that would require an edit to the board's software, potentially a nontrivial task.
    • A Smug Dill
      I read your idea as getting willing givers to publicly register as members of a set of heterogenous servers, in a system in which a client would explicitly select an available server from a list, to which he/she will then send a request privately and asynchronously. Request handling in the system is unmanaged, and individual requests are handled by the targeted servers completely independently on each other. I think the model is fine, although there are some operational concerns you may want to
    • Daneaxe
      First thought on the method/system of ink sharing: Think the best way, to begin with, is to follow the way of the US thread: offer up a (small) list of inks you are willing to PIF, to whoever expresses interest. Write clearly in the "mission statement" how it works, with a tiny "quid pro quo" that even a struggling student can comply with, i.e. post your opinion and a writing sample, with option of a full review if desired.   So yours truly might say: "I'm offering up samples of D
  • Chatbox

    You don't have permission to chat.
    Load More
  • Expiring Soon

    • By benbot517
      51 years and 5 months
    • By benbot517
      51 years and 5 months
    • By benbot517
      51 years and 5 months
    • By Okami
      51 years and 5 months
    • By Okami
      51 years and 5 months
  • Random Adverts

  • Files

  • Today's Birthdays

    1. AlexeyTarasov
      AlexeyTarasov
      (37 years old)
    2. ambujchoudhary
      ambujchoudhary
      (43 years old)
    3. Aricton
      Aricton
      (36 years old)
    4. BruceS
      BruceS
    5. chibu
      chibu
      (48 years old)





×
×
  • Create New...