Platinum Pen Co. Reproduces One of Japan's Initial Mechanical Pencil Models Made by Hayakawa, Founder of Sharp Corp.

Jan 25, 2010, 00:00 ET from Platinum Pen Co., Ltd.

TOKYO, Jan. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Platinum Pen Co., Ltd. has launched a new mechanical pencil known as the Hayakawa Type Model.

In 1915, Tokuji Hayakawa, who established Sharp Corporation, started making the first mechanical pencil in Japan. Then he made 15 mechanical pencil models only. One of the models is EVER READY SHARP PENCIL, from which Sharp took its company name. That is why a mechanical pencil is called a Sharp pencil in Japan. As you know, Sharp is one of the leading electronics manufacturers in the world now.

Platinum Pen has released the reproduced version of the EVER READY SHARP PENCIL for limited sale. The mechanical pencil has patterns engraved on its body, making users feel good old Japanese culture and representing a novel design even today.

In a related move, Platinum Pen released on Jan. 15, 2010, a ballpoint pen which has the same design as the reproduced mechanical pencil.

Mechanical pencil Hayakawa Type Model M-10000B

Price: 10,000 Japanese yen

Body: Brass body with silver coating

Lead: 0.5 mm

Size: 135.5 mm (full length)×12.4 (max diameter)

Weight: 22.3 grams

Limited sales: 10,000 pcs (a combined total of mechanical pencil and ballpoint pen)

About Platinum Pen Co., Ltd.

President: Toshiya Nakata

Address: 2-5-10 Higashi-Ueno, Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-8622, Japan


Miho Arai

International Marketing

Platinum Pen Co., Ltd.

Tel: +81-3-3834-3410

Fax: +81-3-3831-9943



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SOURCE Platinum Pen Co., Ltd.