Platinum 14 Kt Celluloid
BEKKO (TORTOISE) fountain pen
Brand new never been used comes with box and paper complete
I think most of you know about the Okinawa Japan celluloid art. This Platinum pen is made up with famous stone wall celluloid. These are from Okinawa Japan and the art of celluloid in Okinawa is very famous from the ancient time. And the another attractive point of this art is tortoise art. Have you ever seen the African Spurred tortoise. Normally the backside cover of the tortoise is so hard. But the African spurred's backside cover is more harder than the normal tortoises. And also the color is like wooden art and so attractive. This pen art has made like that African tortoise Beauty. I have given a picture of that African tortoise so that you realize the similarity and also at the same time for being confident about the art of this fountain pen as well as with famous Okinawa celluloid design.
Model: PLATINUM #3776
PRODUCT NUMBER: PTB-30000S#62-3
Nib material: 14kt solid gold
Nib size: MEDIUM
Filling system: Converter included
Diameter: 12mm(15mm in diameter of cap ring)
Length: 137mm (cap closed) & 150 mm (cap open)
MADE IN JAPAN,2011
What about Platinum:
Platinum produces a variety of Maki-E pens, including lacquer carving, pearl inlay and pens with the Kanshitu-rough volcanic-type surface.
In 1919, Syunichi Nakata, a collector of imported fountain pens, opened a small fountain pen shop in Okayama, Japan. His shop became very successful in a short period.
In 1924, he moved to downtown Tokyo, adjacent to several pen manufacturers, and officially named his company Nakaya Seisakusho. The company exceeded earlier success and grew to nearly 80 employees. Later in 1924, Nakata changed the company name to the Platinum Pen Company. Platinum initially sold pens via mail order to office workers and teachers in small villages throughout Japan. Soon, they were exporting to Singapore, Hong Kong, and Java.
During the mid-1930s, Nakata organized a group of commissioned Maki-E artists in order to create pens. Leading this group of artists was Rosui-Gyokusendou-Ohara, who many regarded as the top Maki-E artists of the period. Platinum produced a variety of Maki-E pens, including lacquer carving, pearl inlay and pens with the Kanshitu-rough volcanic-type surface. Some of these designs were enhanced by gold coins.
Platinum launched the first water-based ballpoint pen in 1948. The 50s, saw the adoption of Injection molding technology. By this time as well, Platinum's fountain pens were Japan's number-one export. In 1957, Platinum first manufactured fountain pens that accommodated ink cartridges.
In 1966, Toshihiro Nakata developed a roller ball known as the Auto Pen. By 1980, Platinum sold more than 1 billion of these pens. During the 1960s and 1970s, Platinum manufactured leather pens called Amazonas, which were covered in snake, lizard, shark, crocodile and Surinam toad skin.
In 1978, Platinum introduced its longest-lasting model to date, the 3776 fountain pen. Platinum named it in reverence to Mt. Fuji, which is 3776 meters tall. And in 1981, the New York Modern Museum of Art displayed Platinum's Z pen. The company has continued to grow from there. Platinum Pen, USA is a subsidiary of Platinum Pen, Japan, a manufacturer of fine writing instruments since 1919.
A natural resin formed from plant fibers, used commonly before the second world war as a material for pen barrels and caps (and many other consumer products, as well as motion picture film stock).
Celluloid is strong and resilient, but cannot be injection molded and is highly flammable. Also known as Radite, Pyroxalin, Pyralin, Permanite etc Celluloid is highly flammable and also easily decomposes, and is no longer widely used.
It looks like raden of box pearl, but there is particuler difference between these two.
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We attach PLATINUM converter , PLATINUM ink cartrige and adapter.(Please show picture.)
If you take this adapter, you can use European size ink cartridge.(MONTBLANC，Pelikan etc)
So you can to get and use common converter easily.