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Continuing my quest for fountain pens from Andhra Pradesh & Telangana…

 

I had heard about Hema fountain pens or rather, I had seen the name of Hema Pen Company on the net while browsing for information on fountain pens in Hyderabad, but I understood that they no longer manufacture fountain pens and there is Hema Pen Stores, also in Hyderabad, and when I called them to find out about fountain pens, they told me that they don’t sell fountain pens anymore and only sell general stationery…

 

But I instinctively felt that there are Hema fountain pens out there and it is only a matter of time before luck smiled on me…and luck did indeed smile on me and in the most unexpected of places … right in my neighbourhood, in a small stationery shop… I go with the intention of asking in small stationery shops about fountain pens but most of the times, I stop short and come back without asking…and most of the times that I have stopped and asked, I have been rewarded and how!! I had found a whole set of Misak Pens in a dusty folder in a small shop in Hyderabad when I had stopped and asked… and again when I stopped and asked in this stationery shop near my house, the owner rummaged around in the bottom of his cupboard and came up with an old cardboard box which contained two Hema ebonite fountain pens…I only have to overcome my diffidence…!!

 

Here are the pictures of these two lovely looking ebonite fountain pens…

 

http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn280/bambli_mass/1-HEMA_zps42a20fa4.jpg

 

Hema FPs capped…the pens have nice flat ends…

 

http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn280/bambli_mass/2-HEMA1_zps6ba6a762.jpg

 

Caps & Clips…nice flat clips…

 

http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn280/bambli_mass/3-HEMA_zpsfdaed840.jpg

 

Brand name on the barrel…

 

http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn280/bambli_mass/4-HEMA_zpsa33ae118.jpg

 

Hema FPs uncapped…

 

http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn280/bambli_mass/5-HEMA_zps6f0357a2.jpg

 

Hema FPs posted…posts well…

 

http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn280/bambli_mass/6-HEMA_zps89894c43.jpg

 

The nibs…I feel these are nibs customized for the Hema brand…in one, you can see the brand name HEMA with SWISS POINT along with some decorative etchings…and when I pulled out the nib, below all these, I saw the letters H.P.C. etched inside an oval …the letters presumably standing for Hema Pen Company…the other nib doesn’t have the brand name, and instead of SWISS POINT, we have SWISS ELECTRO POINT along with a kind of three point star and two small circles etched on the face of the nib…and again, below all these, I saw the letters B.P.D. etched inside an oval…I wonder what the letters stand for…and it was kind of refreshing to see SWISS instead of the ubiquitous GERMANY that one sees very often on Indian ebonite pens…

 

http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn280/bambli_mass/7-HEMA_zps0db36cbe.jpg

 

The feeders…plain ones…

 

http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn280/bambli_mass/8-HEMA_zpseb095e39.jpg

 

At present I don’t have any information about the manufacturer/s as such, which would have added some history to the brand…for the time being, we have to make do with pictures…!!!

 

As in the case of so many small fountain pen making units in Andhra Pradesh & Telangana that have closed shop, Hema pens too are no longer being made… so, for me finding these two Hema Fountain Pens was delightful and added to my collection of fountain pens from Andhra Pradesh & Telangana…

 

These are simple no-frills pens, but they form a part of the history of fountain pens in Andhra Pradesh & Telangana…and India…

 

And the search continues…

 

Shrujaya

Writing and posting about fountain pens exclusively on www.jaisiri.blogspot.in ... recent posts on Hema Pens (Hyderabad), Haul at Majestic (Bangalore), and Asoka Pens (Tenali)...

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They look like nice pens. The cap threads look quite long. Congratulations on the new additions to your collection.

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Shrujaya, I'd love to see a photograph of your whole collection - as it stands today - it must be beyond impressive. Do you have them all out in view, do you have a storage cabinet, or more than one...? and, do you store them by region, by date of addition to the collection, or by some other criterium? Between the most prolific of you, the Indian members of this forum must by now have at least one standard work on fountain pens in India in status nascendi... a book I'd love to read.

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Thanks for documenting the Hema pen Jai. I have seen the Hema pen shop near a famous Cross road in Hyderabad, but never stopped to enter. Now that you say they have no FPs left, maybe it was good i never entered. :)

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Thank you Scribblesoften, mhguda, and Hari for your comments and observations...

 

mhguda...you are too kind...my collection is very modest...I do store them in folders and boxes...as you have observed, I concentrate on Indian FPs, though I do have other international FPs too...posting brief articles is much much easier, a book would require masses of time...but thanks for the thought...it makes me happy...thanks for the thumbs up...

 

Hari, yeah...it is the same place...but there are numerous small shops scattered in Hyderabad...who knows what turns up in which shop...life is like a box of chocolates and that sort of thing...

 

Thanks again for the encouragement...

 

Shrujaya

Writing and posting about fountain pens exclusively on www.jaisiri.blogspot.in ... recent posts on Hema Pens (Hyderabad), Haul at Majestic (Bangalore), and Asoka Pens (Tenali)...

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These are definitely more exciting than what you will find at HEMA stores today!

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Stupendous find!

 

Thanks for sharing!

Is it fair for an intelligent and family oriented mammal to be separated from his/her family and spend his/her life starved in a concrete jail?

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Continuing my quest for fountain pens from Andhra Pradesh & Telangana…

 

I had heard about Hema fountain pens or rather, I had seen the name of Hema Pen Company on the net while browsing for information on fountain pens in Hyderabad, but I understood that they no longer manufacture fountain pens and there is Hema Pen Stores, also in Hyderabad, and when I called them to find out about fountain pens, they told me that they don’t sell fountain pens anymore and only sell general stationery…

 

But I instinctively felt that there are Hema fountain pens out there and it is only a matter of time before luck smiled on me…and luck did indeed smile on me and in the most unexpected of places … right in my neighbourhood, in a small stationery shop… I go with the intention of asking in small stationery shops about fountain pens but most of the times, I stop short and come back without asking…and most of the times that I have stopped and asked, I have been rewarded and how!! I had found a whole set of Misak Pens in a dusty folder in a small shop in Hyderabad when I had stopped and asked… and again when I stopped and asked in this stationery shop near my house, the owner rummaged around in the bottom of his cupboard and came up with an old cardboard box which contained two Hema ebonite fountain pens…I only have to overcome my diffidence…!!

 

Here are the pictures of these two lovely looking ebonite fountain pens…

 

http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn280/bambli_mass/1-HEMA_zps42a20fa4.jpg

 

Hema FPs capped…the pens have nice flat ends…

 

http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn280/bambli_mass/2-HEMA1_zps6ba6a762.jpg

 

Caps & Clips…nice flat clips…

 

http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn280/bambli_mass/3-HEMA_zpsfdaed840.jpg

 

Brand name on the barrel…

 

http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn280/bambli_mass/4-HEMA_zpsa33ae118.jpg

 

Hema FPs uncapped…

 

http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn280/bambli_mass/5-HEMA_zps6f0357a2.jpg

 

Hema FPs posted…posts well…

 

http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn280/bambli_mass/6-HEMA_zps89894c43.jpg

 

The nibs…I feel these are nibs customized for the Hema brand…in one, you can see the brand name HEMA with SWISS POINT along with some decorative etchings…and when I pulled out the nib, below all these, I saw the letters H.P.C. etched inside an oval …the letters presumably standing for Hema Pen Company…the other nib doesn’t have the brand name, and instead of SWISS POINT, we have SWISS ELECTRO POINT along with a kind of three point star and two small circles etched on the face of the nib…and again, below all these, I saw the letters B.P.D. etched inside an oval…I wonder what the letters stand for…and it was kind of refreshing to see SWISS instead of the ubiquitous GERMANY that one sees very often on Indian ebonite pens…

 

http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn280/bambli_mass/7-HEMA_zps0db36cbe.jpg

 

The feeders…plain ones…

 

http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn280/bambli_mass/8-HEMA_zpseb095e39.jpg

 

At present I don’t have any information about the manufacturer/s as such, which would have added some history to the brand…for the time being, we have to make do with pictures…!!!

 

As in the case of so many small fountain pen making units in Andhra Pradesh & Telangana that have closed shop, Hema pens too are no longer being made… so, for me finding these two Hema Fountain Pens was delightful and added to my collection of fountain pens from Andhra Pradesh & Telangana…

 

These are simple no-frills pens, but they form a part of the history of fountain pens in Andhra Pradesh & Telangana…and India…

 

And the search continues…

 

Shrujaya

Sir,

 

You are fortunate. After reading this I started asking in pen shops of Hyderabad for Misak pens, and Hema pens, the answer is always "not available". From where did you by them? After few unsuccessful trials I eventually found a Swarna pen, in a tiny shop but with a generic nib.

 

Sir, Can I ask you to allow me to join with you when you go for fountain pen search..

 

Best regards...

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Nice indian made pen. I thought we do not make pens. But throught FPN found out many indian brands which are sought after in the international market.

 

Thanks FPN and its members for enlightening me of such indian fountain pen brands.

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On 7/17/2014 at 12:18 PM, shrujaya said:

Thank you Scribblesoften, mhguda, and Hari for your comments and observations...

 

mhguda...you are too kind...my collection is very modest...I do store them in folders and boxes...as you have observed, I concentrate on Indian FPs, though I do have other international FPs too...posting brief articles is much much easier, a book would require masses of time...but thanks for the thought...it makes me happy...thanks for the thumbs up...

 

Hari, yeah...it is the same place...but there are numerous small shops scattered in Hyderabad...who knows what turns up in which shop...life is like a box of chocolates and that sort of thing...

 

Thanks again for the encouragement...

 

Shrujaya

Hey do share your hyderbad stores apart from the Deccan,Jk which are far i don't find much

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