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Cadet

Maker: Platignum.

This is a quintessentially low-cost pen, almost certainly intended for a school market.  The point is of the cheap self-tipped sort made by folding the tines back under themselves, which give decent performance until the metal in contact with the paper wears through.

Production Run: I am guessing from the general aura of the pen I’ve got that it’s from somewhere between 1975 and 1985; this might be elevated to “informed guess” with some helium.  If you know more than I do, do please let me know.

Cost When New: Even less notion than of the date.  Not much, I should say.

Size: 12.5cm long capped, 13.9cm posted, 11.7 cm uncapped.

Point: Steel.

Body: Polystyrene.

Filler: Cartridge, capacity approx. 1.2 ml; this seems to be a proprietary cartridge and long out of production, but experimentation proves that the current Cross cartridge (0.6 ml) will mount to the nipple in this pen’s section.

Platignum Cadet

 

 

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