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This is in continuation to my efforts to show some vintage Indian unseen/unknown/forgotten brands.

 

I have already listed the first few pens a few days back here

 

Today I have selected a Cartridge Pen, called Ricoh Catrofill. I do not know much about this brand too.

Its evident that this pen was available in mid 90's and there is no much record of this brand. The Ricoh pens seems to be marketed by Thakkar Pen Mart of Mumbai...since the box says Bombay, I feel this box could be of 1995 or prior.

 

An old Ricoh box

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The 1995 box

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The Label in the 1995 box...note the address Bomaby

 

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The pen- catrofill- A cartridge Pen!

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The Branding on cap

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The Nib branded Catrofill

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The Pen dismantled- Note the space provision in section for holding the cartridge..

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I hope you enjoyed the post as much as I liked the pen...Thanks for looking

 

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Again, a nice find. Ricoh used to be available in Pune during the 80s and 90s. The pens that I remember, had the MB type nib(the nib shape found on MB Noblesse/Slimline, the Indian nib manufacturers call it just the "MB" nib) Their ED pens used to feature breather tubes on the feeders.

 

The pen you have documented looks to be inspired from by the Pelikan Pelikano current at that time. Model 5 here: link

 

Thanks for taking the effort to document these pens.

 

Best

Hari

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Again, a nice find. Ricoh used to be available in Pune during the 80s and 90s. The pens that I remember, had the MB type nib(the nib shape found on MB Noblesse/Slimline, the Indian nib manufacturers call it just the "MB" nib) Their ED pens used to feature breather tubes on the feeders.

 

The pen you have documented looks to be inspired from by the Pelikan Pelikano current at that time. Model 5 here: link

 

Thanks for taking the effort to document these pens.

 

Best

Hari

 

Its a pleasure documenting these pens Hari... :)

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Did it take SI carts? Thats what it looks like but I can't tell for certain.

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