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Hi all, I am being offered this pen but neither the seller nor myself is sufficiently knowledgeable about the pen in question. I remember seeing this pen before on FPN but can't find the post. We are interested in the relative production era of the pen, if it's a good pen, and if modern Pilot converters will fit.

Any help/leads are much appreciated!

 

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UPDATE: found it

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Hero #232 Blue-Black is my Waterman Florida Blue.

 

Your Kilometrage May Vary (#ykmv), a Philippine blawg about ink and fountain pens.

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It is a used pen with some pitting and corrosion on the clip and top jewel (???). IMHO, worth $35-40, at most. You will need a CON-20 converter. Modern carts work - no problem.

 

Pen is from the late 1960s. I think it was called the Pilot short.

 

Could be a decent user. I used to have something similar I took to construction sites. Didn't if it it got dinged, damaged, etc.

Some of the nibs had a half-decent amount of flex.Nothing special - just enough.

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It is a used pen with some pitting and corrosion on the clip and top jewel (???). IMHO, worth $35-40, at most. You will need a CON-20 converter. Modern carts work - no problem.

 

Pen is from the late 1960s. I think it was called the Pilot short.

 

Could be a decent user. I used to have something similar I took to construction sites. Didn't if it it got dinged, damaged, etc.

Some of the nibs had a half-decent amount of flex.Nothing special - just enough.

Thanks, Stan!

 

I was slightly horrified when the seller sent me the close-ups. Hopefully it's something that can be cleaned out easily(??). I've bought a few pens from similar sellers ("Japan surplus" we call them) that, turned out better than the photos suggested. Definitely user-grade though.

 

By the way, thanks for the assessment. I'm getting it at $20 so I guess it's a good deal?

Hero #232 Blue-Black is my Waterman Florida Blue.

 

Your Kilometrage May Vary (#ykmv), a Philippine blawg about ink and fountain pens.

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I have the same pen but is a fuschia colour. I paid around us$27 and its a user grade. It would write better if the nib tines were adjusted. A previous may have dropped it...

 

These are fun pens.

 

Enjoy

 

JFO

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Update: I got the pen. Definitely user grade but it works great (I spent a long time cleaning the pen though oh dear) with a very soft fine nib. I was so shocked by how soft the nib was that I immediately held it up to my eyes to check if it was loose or broken.

 

A question though: there is some scuffing (very obvious if you inspect it) on the part of the section that telescopes/extends, is there a way to stop it from getting worse?

Hero #232 Blue-Black is my Waterman Florida Blue.

 

Your Kilometrage May Vary (#ykmv), a Philippine blawg about ink and fountain pens.

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Not sure what you mean. In a used pen there will be use marks from extending the barrel time and again. It may be there is dirt trapped inside the sliding part. Only two suggestions...

1. Clean out the barrel of the pen with the barrel extended. Use a test tube washer to remove trapped dirt.

2. Clean out the entire pen. Soak it so some water penetrates under the sliding portion. It might loosen any dirt.

 

Dirt might not be the culprit as it is an older used pen.

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Not sure what you mean. In a used pen there will be use marks from extending the barrel time and again. It may be there is dirt trapped inside the sliding part. Only two suggestions...

1. Clean out the barrel of the pen with the barrel extended. Use a test tube washer to remove trapped dirt.

2. Clean out the entire pen. Soak it so some water penetrates under the sliding portion. It might loosen any dirt.

 

Dirt might not be the culprit as it is an older used pen.

Stan, sorry for not being clear. There are scuffs on only one side of the barrel/section; the rest (80%?) shows the usual amount of wear. I will try your two suggestion and see if there's dirt (so far I've only cleaned the section), thanks!

Hero #232 Blue-Black is my Waterman Florida Blue.

 

Your Kilometrage May Vary (#ykmv), a Philippine blawg about ink and fountain pens.

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