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600 plus Boxed, Mint NOS Piston Filling Ball Points (Accepts Esterbrook nibs as well)
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295) Manufacturer: PAN

Year of production:  1950's-60's at a guess

Country of Origin: West Germany

Model:  Piston Filling Ball Point

Filling System:  Piston Filler

Color:  Burgundy

Material:  Plastic

Clarity: The ink window is 100% crystal clear

Nib Material & Line Width:  I have 3 point sizes available. Extra Fine, Fine and Medium.

Trim Material:  14K GP

Trim Condition:  10/10 perfect

Imprint Condition:  10/10 Perfect

Engravings/Personalization: N/A

Capped Length:  5"

Posted Length:  5 3/8"

Outer Diameter Cap: Just a hair over 1/2"

OD Barrel: 7/16"

Working Condition: 100% ready to go.

Overall Grade:  10/10 Perfect

Issues:  None of any kind. These are Boxed, Mint, NOS still in the cellophane

Comments:  How cool are these! A piston filling ball point that you can use any fountain pen ink in. If you MUST use a BP, why not use your favorite ink to cushion the blow...lol

Other Notes: The cool factor doesn't stop with being able to use your favorite ink in these. The points on these are interchangeable and accept Pelikan (M200), Esterbrook, Sheaffer Cadet, Venus and Osmiroid nibs among many others.

The BP will not fit Esterbrooks ets because the "nib" unit has an extra long thread. I haven't tried it yet but I think with a minor modification they could be made to work. A lever filling bp Esterbrook that uses FP ink. Sweet!

You will not see these (from me that is) on any other messageboard or web site. Lets call it a TFPC & PT exclusive.

Please specify how many of which point sizes you would like when ordering.

I have more than 600 of these available.

$5.00 each. 2 pen minimum please.


 PS: Don't forget these are NOS Vintage pens & should get a really good flushing out before you ink them up.

****** UPDATE #1 *******

I've had a pair of these inked up for the better part of a week (now 2 weeks).

One with a medium point and one with an Esterbrook 9668 nib. (Medium General Writing). The standard medium point is filled with my custom "Lively Green" (70% Vintage Skrip 20% Private Reserve, 10% other.) The other with Vintage Skrip Purple (also checking to see how & if it stains the ink window).

The medium point when properly held (just like a FP at a 45 degree +/- angle) it's spot on first stroke writing. Used 3 times each day. Morning, noon & night with a couple of hours between each writing, stored lying down.

The Esterbrook nib does tend to throw out the Occasional skip. I'm going to ultrasonically clean the nib again and repeat the test. If it continues I'll change inks and see what happens. If it does it again I'll try another nib under the same test.

****Update #2****

The flow issues with the Esterbrook nib were just that, problems in the nib. I've swapped in a nice 2668 & it's been writing fine for a couple of days now.

The more I talk to people about these I'm discovering that just about any FP ink will work very well in these. One story that comes to mind I just heard about yesterday. My friend used Noodlers Polar Blue (a very thick ink he couldn't get to work in any other pen), worked just fine in the BP. The same friend inked another one up with Levenger Cobalt, an ink famous for feathering. He told me no feathering at all & that both inks dried almost instantly.

Something else I've noticed is regardless of what color ink you decide to use, the color comes out about a 1/2 shade or so lighter than it does coming out of a traditional FP.







My last 5 of these just went out the door.
Dennis

-- Edited by DWL at 07:40, 2008-06-23

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