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    Is anyone familiar with this brand? Were/are they well known?

    I got a cheap one dating from the 1960s on ebay. Still waiting for it to be delivered.

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    If it is the pen I am thinking of it was not a good pen when new, a fixed converter with a piston fill, these were usually sticky and needed some force to use. The plastics were also prone to cracking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny_S View Post
    If it is the pen I am thinking of it was not a good pen when new, a fixed converter with a piston fill, these were usually sticky and needed some force to use. The plastics were also prone to cracking.
    Thanks. There seem to be quite a few available for sale on ebay, all dating from the 1960s.

    I bought one just because I wanted a pen that is older than I am

    I'm yet to receive my order. Shall review it once it comes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gnat9 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny_S View Post
    If it is the pen I am thinking of it was not a good pen when new, a fixed converter with a piston fill, these were usually sticky and needed some force to use. The plastics were also prone to cracking.
    Thanks. There seem to be quite a few available for sale on ebay, all dating from the 1960s.

    I bought one just because I wanted a pen that is older than I am

    I'm yet to receive my order. Shall review it once it comes.
    The best of luck. These pens were cheap when they were new, the pistons were unbelievably stiff, I can remember trying to press one down with my thumb and it moved eventually but it just juddered down towards the nib.

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    Default Re: Primavera AA

    I've acquired three of these Italian-made syringe fillers somehow or other and can report a spectrum of piston stiffness ranging from such as described by Fermata to a fine easy-going example, so you may be lucky.
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    So I received this pen. It looks cheap, but as I paid just Euro 12.50 for it (Incl postage) that is exactly what it is. I didn't have any problems with the piston filling. The plunger isn't tight at all. The best part is that it writes very, very well. Overall, it is a simple, tough, functional little pen that you can rely upon. It won't win you any beauty contests but will serve you faithfully.

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    Glad to hear it. Enjoy!
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    I remember these pens when they were new, they were sold from a card very often in a newsagent shop, they were cheap and sold well but could not stand up to the rough treatment from schoolchildren who left the pens at the bottom of their leather satchels. I can recall pressing down on the plunger with such force that it made a dent in my thumb.

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