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In the 60s, the company introduced the [[Honest-60]] model, one of the first in Japan to be equipped with a practical and functional cartridge. Other pens in the same period were built with a special sheepskin coating. To compete with the [[Pilot]] [[Capless]] was created the [[Platinum Knock]] model which however had limited success and very short life. Other luxury models, called [[Platinum Platinum]] were made with platinum nibs and silver body works to weave.  
 
In the 60s, the company introduced the [[Honest-60]] model, one of the first in Japan to be equipped with a practical and functional cartridge. Other pens in the same period were built with a special sheepskin coating. To compete with the [[Pilot]] [[Capless]] was created the [[Platinum Knock]] model which however had limited success and very short life. Other luxury models, called [[Platinum Platinum]] were made with platinum nibs and silver body works to weave.  
  
Fra gli anni '60 e '70 è poi da segnalare una particolare produzione di penne rivestite in pelle di una particolare specie di rospo (''Pipa pipa'') originario del Suriname.
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Between the 60s and 70s is then to report a particular production of pens lined with the leather of a particular species of toad (''Pipa pipa'') originating in Suriname.
  
 
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Revision as of 17:48, 1 March 2015

Platinum is one of the three major historic Japanese fountain pen manufacturers (with Pilot and Sailor), and although it is perhaps less famous than the other two brands, it is still always remained on the market until today as an independent company.

While not know on his history for particular technical or stylistic innovations, the Platinum pens have always been of excellent quality, and the company was still the first to introduce in the Japanese industry the manufacturing with plastic injection, since the first post-war period.

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History

Platinum was born in 1919 in Okayama Prefecture where Syunichi Nakata had created a workshop for the production of pens. In 1924, he moved to Tokyo, and founded the Nakaya Seisakusho that after four years it was renamed as Platinum Pen Company, in this period the company adopted his traditional trademark logo illustrating a world globe with written with the central initials of the founder separated by a star. Has been reported (according to Lambrou) the export of pens with the name 555.

About half of the '30s the company, following the style created by Pilot, launched in the production of pens Maki-e, but to differentiate its production resorted to other traditional Japanese techniques such as the Kanshitsu, with the use of mother of pearl inlays, and decorative wicker rattan.

In the 60s, the company introduced the Honest-60 model, one of the first in Japan to be equipped with a practical and functional cartridge. Other pens in the same period were built with a special sheepskin coating. To compete with the Pilot Capless was created the Platinum Knock model which however had limited success and very short life. Other luxury models, called Platinum Platinum were made with platinum nibs and silver body works to weave.

Between the 60s and 70s is then to report a particular production of pens lined with the leather of a particular species of toad (Pipa pipa) originating in Suriname.

Cronologia

Anno Avvenimento
1919 l'azienda viene fondata da Syunichi Nakata a Tokyo come Nakaya Seisakusho
1924 Syunichi Nakata si trasferisce a Tokyo e fonda la Nakaya Seisakusho Pen Co.
1928 la Nakaya Seisakusho Pen Co. viene rinominata in Platinum Fountain Pen Co.
1931 l'azienda inizia una vendita per corrispondenza
1935 l'azienda inizia la produzione di penne Maki-e, introducendo le lavorazioni in stile Kanshitsu e con inserti in perla
1938 i produttori giapponesi sono forzati ad usare pennini in acciaio (detti shiro nib)
1948 l'azienda introduce delle penne a sfera con inchiostro ad acqua, precursori dei roller
1952 l'azienda è il primo produttore giapponese a realizzare penne in plastica a stampo
1954 sui pennini prodotti in Giappone viene stampigliato il marchio JIS (Japan Industrial Standards)
1957 l'azienda introduce i modelli con caricamento a cartuccia

Riferimenti esterni

  • [1] Sito dell'azienda
  • [2] Sito di un rivenditore con la storia aziendale
  • [3] Sito di un collezionista

Note