» Vanishing Point
Aha! A Rhodia colored fountain pen!
One of the very first fountain pens I tried (After my beloved red Lamy Safari) was a Pilot Vanishing Point. It’s an interesting pen in that it’s capless- the nib is retractable at the push of a button. While I didn’t keep this pen very long, (too large for my hands/not crazy about the orientation of the clip.) I know there are many devoted fans of this particular pen.
“The Namiki Vanishing Point retractable fountain pen was launched in Japan during the early 1960s by the Pilot Corporation. Originally called “Capless,” it had one of the most complex inner mechanisms ever made… “ you can further explore the history of the Vanishing Point at Carmen Rivera Pens.
Image courtesy of Jonathan Gilmour. Follow him as jonogilmour on Instagram.