Sunday, January 20, 2008
Nice presentation case.
Open it up and here’s a Pentel pen & pencil set I got at auction late last year. The rollerball pen has “RK10” on its cap, and the pencil has “0.5 P1135” on its cap. The set is in excellent condition.
I don’t know anything about either the RK10 or P1135, but from their looks I would say they’re from the 1980’s or so. They are fairly slimline type designs by today’s standards, and the pocket clips look a bit “retro”. When in use, the metal caps are obviously intended to be posted on the end of the body, particularly with the pencil.The top end of the pencil body has this rounded button on it.When the metal cap is posted on the end of the body it forces the metal cap push-top button out so you can then click it to advance the lead. Rather similar concept to the current Sharp Kerry.
Overall I’d say this was a pretty good score, one of those nice surprises from when you take a chance and bid on an auction with a poor picture, a vendor who claims to “know nothing”, etc. Balances out the disappointments of so many other auctions when the goods turned out to be not quite as good as you had hoped for.
So, if anyone knows when the P1135 dates from, then please leave a comment.