Monday, November 4, 2013

Small Fountain Pens from Andhra Pradesh - The Deccan Lilliput

There is something about making small fountain pens that catches the fancy of pen makers from Andhra Pradesh…Ratnamson has SS in ebonite,  Guider has Kid in acrylic, and both these penmakers have made ultra mini fountain pens in ebonite too…Deccan has its Bullet…and the Lilliput…

I have been noticing this little fellow for quite some time…once at Abids I almost bought it…when I was looking at the pen closely there Umair said he had used this model when he was a schoolboy… I realized that this was an old Deccan model…only that it was ‘out of print’… or maybe it was there all along and I hadn’t seen it…anyway, some days later when I went to Secunderabad, I saw the Lilliput there too and felt I should pick it up…after I came home, I measured it against the Bullet…Lilliput is shorter than the Bullet by 3/4th of an inch and is also considerably thinner…

Lilliput is a nice straightforward ebonite pen like most of the Deccan pens…it is an eyedropper pen with an Ambitious nib…the feeder looks good with horizontal fins at the lower half, and finless towards the upper half…the ends are flat, but from this flatness rise two small peaks at both ends…nice little touch there…the clip is slim, narrow, and flat and suits the pen well…but there are no brand markings anywhere…

Lilliput is very close to 4 inches capped…3 ½ inches uncapped…and nearly 4 ¾ inches posted…here are some pictures…

The Lilliput...

Lilliput posted...

Lilliput uncapped...

The nib...

The feeder...

Thin slim flat narrow clip

Deccan Lilliput with my favourite MB 146

Deccan Lilliput with Deccan Bullet



3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for showing us the Lilliput. Looks practical enough to use, perhaps unlike the offerings from other makers in AP.

winding river said...

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jaisiri

Anonymous said...

Oh, I am "the mysterious Hari who seems to know everything there is to know about the subject". :)