Today’s pen is one of these relics—a BHCR from late 1926.
It is a small-sized pen—about 10 cm in length when closed, and about 9 grams in weight if uninked.
The feed is engraved with a patent reference: 60931. Behind the threads to close the ink reservoir, the two concentric cylinders of the hoshiawase system can be seen; especially, the holes in the outer cylinder to limit the rotation of the inner one.
The barrel is engraved with both the brand name—Pilot— and the company name —Namiki Mfg. Co. The logo is the old Namiki's N encircled in a lifebuoy. And, as usual, a “made in Japan” certifies its country of origin.
Its overall condition is fairly good, albeit with clear sings of having been used. A pen, indeed, in search of some ink and a writing hand.