2011-12-21

some old Lamy 2000 fountain pens

we can find some variations on the old Lamy 2000,
here are three examples, the font types are different on the cap engraving,
  • LAMY 2000 W.Germany
  • LAMY 2000 W.Germany
  • LAMY 2000 W.GERMANY
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the turning knob edge is different, Photobucket

the section,
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and the feed, the breath hole and 18k gold nib,
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there is another one style with only "LAMY 2000" stamped on the cap, no "W.GERMANY",
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this one looks similar to roygbiv's on FPN, but the font type is different !

2011-12-02

Pilot Emperor Urushi Black

This Pilot Emperor Urushi Black has no cap ring.
the golden clip only has "PILOT" engraved, no "JAPAN", nor serial number.
The #50 14k nib has no size stamped, and the date code is 392,
with plastic feed coated with urushi.


14 KARAT GOLD
"PILOT"
REGISTERED
PATENT OFFICE
-< 50 >-


最近收到一支較早版本黑色的:
- 筆帽無金環;
- 筆夾上僅刻有PILOT, 沒有"JAPAN", 也沒有號碼;
- 50號 14K PILOT 筆尖 ,沒有刻上筆尖的大小。

Other information:
Namiki Emperor Urushi









2011-11-06

Vintage "New" Lamy 2000

Lamy 2000 was introduced in 1966, and has retained as its Bauhaus style since that.

here is a vintage package roughly around the 1970-80's,
the plastic box,
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the other side of the foam can hold the fountain pen and ballpoint pen

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the description of the "New" Lamy 2000 fountain pen,


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the other side is the ballpoint pen description and instruction, using the "exact" refill,

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while the outlook of pen remains roughly the same throughout 45 years, there are some visible minor cosmetic changes,

the vintage Lamy 2000 is 1.30mm shorter than the modern ones, only 137.12mm capped.

The current Lamy 2000 would have "GERMANY 1" or "GERMANY 2" stamped under the clip,
and earlier version may have "W. GERMANY" or "GERMANY" imprinted under the clip.
the vintage (earliest) Lamy 2000 stainless steel clip (left) does not have "LAMY" imprint on the side, and the tipping is a semi-sphere, and no engraving under the clip.
although both style clips are spring loaded made of solid stainless steel, the modern ones open when the pressure applied on the top.

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the cap is stamped with "LAMY 2000 W.-Germany" near the opening,
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the turning knob has a "L" disc at the end,
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the nib size is stamped on the section,

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also, there are some other changes inside...

Some Old Lamy 2000 Fountain pens


more info: FPN Discussion, lamylabo, lamy.com

a japanese catalog around 1969

2011-11-04

Lamy Dialog 3 Black 2011

Lamy Dialog 3 in matt black lacquer finish.

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comparing with the Dialog 3 in palladium finish, the black Dialog 3 has a matt clip Photobucket Photobucket

an o-ring is added... Photobucket

color change on the wooden box, Photobucket Link 074 Lamy Dialog 3 Black

2011-10-13

Lamy Safari Lime 2011

Oops, again, 2011 re-issue of the Lime Safari appears as green cross cap top... Photobucket Photobucket comparing with the 2008 special edition, Photobucket the Lime 2011 re-issue, Pink 2011 re-issue and Aquamarine 2011 safari, Photobucket

2011-10-07

Lamy Studio Imperial Blue

Imperial Blue is the new color of the Lamy Studio series. This is dark-blue lacquer finish, with chromed plated section, and stainless steel nib, it should be a regular edition replacing the Studio Blue.

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comparing the Studio Blue (bottom)
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Link: Lamy 067 Studio Imperial Blue

2011-09-30

Lamy Al-Star Ruby Red 2011

here is the Lamy al-star ruby red special edition for 2011, Photobucket Photobucket here are the (from the top) Raspberry (special edition 2008), Ruby Red (special edition 2011) and Black Purple (special edition 2009, as regular edition 2011), Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Link: Lamy USA

2011-09-17

Pilot Kawarinuri Ishime 石目

Kawarinuri is a new crafting technique for Pilot, 変わり塗り「石目」. stone wall textured urushi are coated on the brass flat-top barrel, which gives a rough feeling on hands. the word "urushi" and "japan" are painted in golden powder on black urushi end. the 18k single tone #10 nib on the plastic section matches the golden clip. it can use the CON-70 converter. the size, style and clip is roughly follows the 90th Anniversary Raden pen.

available in four colors, black, deep red, dark blue and green. here is the deep red one, Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket product code: FKVN5MP

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