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Guider pen works of Rajahmundry India are well known handmade pen makers. These push cap pens are probably the only fully ebonite push cap pens offered by anyone else in the market today. No clutch, nothing. And the caps are quite snug capped or posted. I opted for the eyedroper model. C/C versions are also available.

 

ZIMBO PUSH CAP:

Zimbo is the Guider word for Jumbo and they really mean it. 

 

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Surprisingly a Prasad ( another now defunct pen company from Tenali) feeder has been supplied. 
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The section ink hole is kept tiny. 

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MEDIUM PUSH CAP:

Even though this is medium sized. This pen is as large as an Airmail 71J. 
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BIJALI clip. 
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Hari 

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Beautiful pens. Love the Zimbo in push-cap.

I too got one guider push-cap recently from someone which too has a prasad feed. I Can't find time these days to post the pics.

I have several other eyedropper guiders too, but the push-cap is the only one with the prasad feed. Wonder why.

 

By the way, the zimbo nib is an Indian no.8 nib right? I probably need to get few kanwrite no.8 nibs to replace some of my faulty guider nibs. Can you please tell what would be an equivalent size in Schmidt/jowo for this guider nib. Thanks.

 

 

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16 minutes ago, K Singh said:

have several other eyedropper guiders too, but the push-cap is the only one with the prasad feed. Wonder why.

I think Guider acquired some Prasad stocks and parts. 

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18 minutes ago, K Singh said:

By the way, the zimbo nib is an Indian no.8 nib right? I probably need to get few kanwrite no.8 nibs to replace some of my faulty guider nibs. Can you please tell what would be an equivalent size in Schmidt/jowo for this guider nib. Thanks.

That’s right. There is no exact replacement in Schmidt or JoWo. Indian no 8 is 28mm long and sits on 6.35mm dia feed. You can easily replace zimbo nibs with KW no 35 in friction fit mode. Schmidt FH452 nib is approx 32-33mm long and JoWo is 35mm long. You can fit them in friction fit too but you may need to heat set feed to match nib contour. I have already replaced stock guider nibs with KW and sheaffer and Schmidt. Will share 

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21 minutes ago, hari317 said:

That’s right. There is no exact replacement in Schmidt or JoWo. Indian no 8 is 28mm long and sits on 6.35mm dia feed. You can easily replace zimbo nibs with KW no 35 in friction fit mode. Schmidt FH452 nib is approx 32-33mm long and JoWo is 35mm long. You can fit them in friction fit too but you may need to heat set feed to match nib contour. I have already replaced stock guider nibs with KW and sheaffer and Schmidt. Will share 

Thank you so much for all the info. I always end up learning something new from you. 🙏

 

Actually all my guiders are jumbo sized, so when I fit an international size #6 nib they feel too uncomfortable to write. The guider no.8 sized nib feels like a perfect fit for these pens, that's why I asked about them. Found a variety of no.8 nibs on penhouse.in from kanwrite and few others as well. Will probably go for them. Thanks for confirming it🙏

 

Oh, and I love your pen modifications. While searching for several Indian ebonite pens, I have so often bumped into your older posts and have learned a lot from them. Your older posts on kim pens, deccan pens and others have been very useful. Glad to have a place like FPN where it's so easy to search and find what you are looking for.

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2 minutes ago, K Singh said:

Thank you so much for all the info. I always end up learning something new from you. 🙏

 

Actually all my guiders are jumbo sized, so when I fit an international size #6 nib they feel too uncomfortable to write. The guider no.8 sized nib feels like a perfect fit for these pens, that's why I asked about them. Found a variety of no.8 nibs on penhouse.in from kanwrite and few others as well. Will probably go for them. Thanks for confirming it🙏

 

Oh, and I love your pen modifications. While searching for several Indian ebonite pens, I have so often bumped into your older posts and have learned a lot from them. Your older posts on kim pens, deccan pens and others have been very useful. Glad to have a place like FPN where it's so easy to search and find what you are looking for.

I am glad you have found my posts useful. 🙏🏼  If you like the no 8 nib it’s actually based upon vintage sheaffer nibs. You can find several Sheaffer vintage 14ct nibs that are 28mm long and fit over a 6.35mm feed. A Sheaffer NN nib is same size in fact. But NN nib tips are not particularly wear resistant. 

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16 minutes ago, hari317 said:

I am glad you have found my posts useful. 🙏🏼  If you like the no 8 nib it’s actually based upon vintage sheaffer nibs. You can find several Sheaffer vintage 14ct nibs that are 28mm long and fit over a 6.35mm feed. A Sheaffer NN nib is same size in fact. But NN nib tips are not particularly wear resistant. 

Thanks for the tip 🙏 . Will keep in mind.

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Zimbo push cap with KW nib and Sheaffer Ebonite feed:large.AEAAFCBD-94D8-4E90-8FA0-B7C2274763BA.jpeg.8b3547a10ffd3d0ef35151154165251d.jpeg

 

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Size compared to a 149:

 

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Medium Push cap fitted with Schmidt FH341 nib and feed: 

 

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19 minutes ago, hari317 said:

Zimbo push cap with KW nib and Sheaffer Ebonite feed:

That's a lovely combination. The new nib makes it look so much better than the stock nib 👍

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15 minutes ago, K Singh said:

That's a lovely combination. The new nib makes it look so much better than the stock nib 👍

Writes better too. 🙏🏼

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