2012-05-27

Pilot Elabo First Generation

this is probably a first generation Pilot Elabo in the 1980s,
my previous Pilot Elabo can be found at FS-18SR and FS-25SR.

this early Elabo has a thinner barrel and snap-on cap, all are made of resin, the barrel has a serial number stamped.
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it can use CON-20 and CON-50 converter,
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the back of the feed is lacquer coated, however bubbles may appear after inked and it would easily peer off!
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a tape is used to remove the lacquer coating on the feed.
after thoroughly cleaning, i found the feed has a detachable piece, the structure appears complex,
the nib is dated H285, February 1985,
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the family...



more info:
http://pelikan.livedoor.biz/archives/51165434.html
http://www.pilot.co.jp/library/015/index.html

7 comments:

Garren said...

where you can find namiki/ pilot in Hong Kong? can u give me your email so that I can ask you where to buy some of the very nice pen on your blog? thx

kmpn said...

hello Garren, i have a list of the pen shops in Hong Kong.

however, some of the pens may not be found in the shops.

Garren said...

yeah I think I've been to all of the shops in your list and don't see any of your mouth drooping collection, thought u have somewhere else to access to those pens, I'm recently practicing copperplate and am looking for flex pen for it. got a Namiki Falcon and it wasn't as flex as I thought , in fact, I flex the nib too hard and split the nib.....
has to send it back to US to a nib meister to get it fix, so expensive. Currently I'm using either vintage dip pen or a vintage waterman with 14k gold nib to practice, but they are both not convenient to carry around. Just bought a Noodler Konrad online, hopefully this pen together with the Namiki Falcon with make some good carry around pen for my daily use. copperplating and pen hunting is a very lonely hobby and I have no one to ask or share with. good to find your blog though

kmpn said...

hello Garren, normally the out of the box pilot Falcon or 742/743 FA nib would not do good result for copperplate, sending off to the nib masters could help a lot. however it is not cheaper and there is a long waiting queue.

your Namiki Falcon can only use CON-20 and CON-50, is that correct? actually, you may add a metal pilot falcon for carrying around, it can use the CON-70.

thanks a lot.

董京尘 said...

你好,我很好奇namiki falcon有没有ef笔尖?我看到elabo有sef,和namiki差别大么?我从笔坛看到你的评论,真是受益良多,多谢了!

kmpn said...

SEF就是軟EF尖.

謝謝.

tubuliferous said...

Do the first generation Elabos have nibs comparable to the new Elabos? Has the nib design changed over time aside from cosmetic differences (e.g. rhodium plating)?

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