Japanese 1979 Mitsubishi Boxy Ballpoint Pen


If one imagined (Japanese) stationery history to be an academic subject then this pen, the Boxy, first made in 1979, would have to be included in the class textbook. Mitsubishi, one of the two main rival companies with Tombow, originally began by manufacturing pencils from the late 19th century. It only started producing ballpoint pens in 1961, long after Ohto which produced the first Japanese ballpoint pen in 1949. 

Just like No. 550, also from Mitsubishi, this is a very good disposable pen - especially if you fancy yourself living in the 80s. 

Body material: Plastic
MechanismClick-Propel side mechanism
Ink colour: Black
Line width: 0.7mm
Dimensions: length 12.9cm

Single use (not refillable). 

Sold as single; quantity is for one pen.