Monday, March 02, 2009

Pilot Triple Set

Here’s an interesting triple set I picked up at auction late last year. It appears to be “new old stock” or “NOS”, and is a triple set by Pilot of Japan. From top to bottom we have ballpoint pen, fountain pen, mechanical pencil. The little sticker-wrappers on the items identify the FP as a 57G2 and the MP as a EH300. There is no sticker on the BP so I don’t know its model designation.

The pen case is nice plush red velvet on the inside.The outside is a little unusual in that the two case halves are different colours.The writing instruments are all a turquoise sort of colour with gold trims. Personally I find it a rather unappealing colour.

The fountain pen Mechanical pencil It is a screw mechanism. Winding the top half advances and retracts the 0.9mm lead.

Pull the top half of the body off to access the eraser.Underneath the eraser there is lead storage. But it’s an old fashioned screw mechanism so that’s just storage. You feed new leads in via the tip.

Despite my feelings about the colour scheme it’s a mighty nice set, and in great condition. A complete guess, but I imagine it dates to sometime around 1970 – 1980.

11 comments:

Glen Mullaly said...

Hey Dave - If this really is NOS than that might account for the mismatched case colours. Plastics and vinyl from that age discolor at such different rates from batch to batch. I've seen lots of toys from the 70's with very different coloured arms and legs due to differently changing material batches.

kiwi-d said...

Thanks Glen.

Germ said...

Nice set david.

Anonymous said...

wierd... I have a mechanical pencil just like it but grey. too bad its jammed. its called allis chamers, it has "bradley" and usa on the pocket clip. I really want to unjam it. anybody know how?

Anonymous said...

how do u access the leads underneath the eraser:( i got a pierre cardin pencil but its similar to this one

Kiwi-d said...

The eraser holder simply pulls out of the main body.

Anonymous said...

how does it pull off!:S cud u be more elaborate?

Kiwi-d said...

Look at the last photo in the article. See the eraser? It is held in a little ring holder that has the textured finish you can see in the photo. Pull it out.

Anonymous said...

ummm.......to be clear do i pull on the textured ring or the eraser...coz i tried on the eraser but to no avail...
btw sorry for pestering u noble stranger!

Kiwi-d said...

If not one, then the other.

Sometimes the eraser is push fitted directly into the fixed tube itself, but often the eraser is in a ring holder that is then itself fitted onto the tube, so you pull the (textured) ring holder out.

Anonymous said...

thx dude