March 30th, 2009

Apollo 4 on column of fire

Pilot M90

A new Pilot/Namiki limited edition M90, my 25- or 26-year-old HP-11C hand calculator (which will still be working in the year 2237), and a six-inch ‘Centuri model rockets’ ruler from the 1970s.

The writing below is a little ragged on account, alas, of chronic hand pain. The pen is quite wet and requires only a feather touch, which is great for me, and the weight is centered so you can cradle the pen easily. (The ink is Noodler’s ‘Violet Vote’.)

The pen is from (a favorite pen-place of mine), who inked and adjusted the pen (assuming it needed adjustment). It has an aerometric-style converter.

It’s one of those pens that is short when capped, but I neglected to put some ancient object in the photo (really flatbed scan) of the capped pen.

It’s a sort of very belated birthday present from my in-laws; I didn’t rush into deciding what to get. :) This pen has just gone into distribution in the US; it’s a 90th-anniversary present from Pilot to itself.