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I've posted these pics months ago, elsewhere, and asked if anyone recognized the pen/logo.
I never had even one response, not even a wrong one.
Even when I pull the barrel apart and expose the refill there's nothing else to idenify it, no other markings that the figure-8 and 2 lines on the clip...






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it's a total mystery pen to me. I've never seen that logo before. Nice looking BP regardless. Sorry I couldnt help out bud

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That's OK, D-man, I still appreciate the reply.
Found this thing in an office clean-up after an employee was laid off, lef tthis and other items behind they didn't want.
No idea where it came from before that or where it was made.
It functions beautifully, nice smooth twist-to-open action that's one of the best I've ever felt.
I'll have to dig it out again to be sure, but seem to recall the unmarked refill looks like a standard Cross pen refill, with the threaded plastic top.

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It looks like the Bill Blass logo Scott! One of the Office Stores (ie Staples) sells pens under that brand. I'm sure that Cross or Parker refills will work fine! It's rare to find any BP pen that doesn't use of of them!



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Frank wrote:

It looks like the Bill Blass logo Scott! ...



I'll be danged, I think you're right, Frank!!!
I just dug through a gazillion pictures I have burned on a DVD to find an old pic of a Bill Blass Sports-swatch [so named "sports-watch, no idea why] I own.
Sure enough the logo inside the watch box looks very much like that!

Here's a quick shot I've just uploaded to PB...





Thanks, Frank, didn't take you long at all to pick that rabbit out of a hat, good job!!!



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Who is Bill Blass?

Never mind. Google is my friend.

-- Edited by jar on Sunday 22nd of November 2009 11:04:56 AM

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LOL!

My Dad had a Lincoln Mark VII "Bill Blass" Edition.
That logo was stitched on the the seats of that car!

Too much! :)

(Was a nice car though,
but that's for another thread!)


Frank :)

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Bill Blass, isn't he a clothing designer?

Great job on the ID Frank. I'd have never gotten that one.

I'm getting the idea for a contest. A name the obscure logo/pen sort of thing. I'll have to dig through my photobucket album & see what i can come up with.

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Items with the Bill Blass name were really big years back, sort of like Eddie Bauer.
Yeah, I thought they were both clothing designers but I'm not really sure on that count.
I had no idea that pen clip logo was the same as the one in that watch box, the watch has been out of sight and packed away for decades until last year.
My 1996 Bronco is an Eddie Bauer, and it too has that name stitched into the leather seats, the floor mats, emblems all over the inside and out with the Eddie Bauer name.
It's just a sales gimmick, giving a name to a vehicle with specialized equipment installed instead of just saying it's "fully equipped".
For example, the package has electronic day/night rear-view mirror that's light reactive, an overhead display with LED compass & thermometer, leather seats with adjustable lumbar support & armrests, towing package including transmission-line-cooler and oil coolers, limited slip differential that's almost "posi-trac" it locks so effortlessly, and so on.
I've actually seen other Eddie Bauer paraphernalia out there, just like Bill Blass the name was synonymous with certain specialty items.

Thanks again, Frank, for the rabbit, it's been bugging me for months and me knowing the Bill Blass name I can't believe I didn't recognize the logo, just 2 upper-case letter B's back to back basically!
D'oh!


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It's a decent looking watch! How old is it?

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I bought it @ 1979-80, @ the time my wife and I began dating.
I got it at Woolco, Bradless, one of those now de-funked stores that went bankrupt.
It's actually a Japanese quartz movement and the fake Moon-phase is actually a day/night indicator and doesn't tell Moon phases at all.
I think I'd paid @ 25% of the MSRP, the luminous paint is now oxidizing and flaking on the hands and markers.
It still runs, keeps decent time, once I'd replaced the battery, but it's pretty beat up cosmetically just from age and leaking stem seals and not from abuse..

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doesn't Cross make those Bill Blas?

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PETERPARKER51 wrote:

doesn't Cross make those Bill Blas?



Could be, I'm not well versed on ball pens, although I've owned several Cross over the years .
Thanks to Franks help identifying this pen, I did a Search for Bill Blass pens and came up with this on the Bay-front...

Link-er.

Described as a "Cross BILL BLASS Pocket-size Ballpoint Pen".
Interesting, I did not know this!




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Well hell man, there ya go. It's a cross & they make rock solid pens. FP/BP or other. I wonder if it carries the Cross lifetime guarantee with it?

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BBLogo200.gif
(Wishful thinking.)

-- Edited by Chthulhu on Monday 23rd of November 2009 06:56:04 PM

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what is that?

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The emblem of the Banzai Institute from "The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai across the Eighth Dimension," of course! smile.gif

When I saw the logo on the pen in the OP it was the first thing I thought of. The back-to-back Bs would look great on a nib, wouldn't they?


-- Edited by Chthulhu on Monday 23rd of November 2009 01:07:41 PM

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Man, how the hell did I miss that? I love BB & the 8th dimension. Havent seen it in years though.

I agree the BB's would be sweet on a nib.

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Yeah, but the pen itself would have to look like something cobbled together by the red 'lectroids.

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