August 2013 archive

I Art But Human

A crowd of emails over the weekend has seen me re-working a couple of pages.  The less consequential is a note on an anonymous Italian pen indicating that it\’s apt to remain anonymous.  The sender of the email concerning it offered an identification, based on one just like, but with an imprint… but the fact …

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More Waterfowl Wrangling

If I were not pleased with the development, I\’d say I have a plague of Pelikans happening.  The appearance of some of fresh models, the somewhat pedestrian (and slightly dubious) P475 and the entirely delightful P488 has forced me to add not just their pages, but a couple of portmanteau pages for the family which …

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The \”New\” Pelikan pens

Maker: Pelikan. This group of pens comes from a part of Pelikan’s history which most of the sources I’ve found barely acknowledge.  At the end of the 1950s, Pelikan made an effort to bring its pen design into the modern swing with the introduction of hooded models.  As the 1960s wore on, it became clear that …

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Metropolitan

Maker: Pilot. Introduced perhaps as a replacement for the 78G, the Metropolitan is the North American version of a pen known as the Cocoon in Japan and the MR elsewhere.  The section is indeed very similar to the 78G\’s, including the feed, although the point seems to be a slightly higher standard. For an entry …

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