Pelikan 101N Tortoise Celluloid & RHR Fountain Pen 1930s. 14C F Full Flex Nib. Pen has zero, cracks, splits or repairs etc.
This beautiful pen is the real thing not a modern re-issue. These are very rare to find so clean and all original.
The FULL flex nib is a sensation to write with. The faux Tortoise colorway is made of Celluloid. This example has wonderful colour variation and pattern.
EVERY one of these 1930s Tortoise 101N is UNIQUE in their individual colours and pattern. Some can be really quite plain with little pattern or colour variation whilst others are full of pattern and colour variation.
This example for sale is as good as you will find. These original pens colour also ages and darkens over time with unique patina and colour Hues.
These Pelikan 100, 100N and 101N etc Piston Filler pens from 1929-30s are VERY important in the History of Fountain Pens. Pelikan were the first company to successfully mass produce a Piston fill pen at an affordable price. In my opinion the Pelikan 100 is the most important pen ever made in Germany. Pelikan made Piston fill pens 7 years before Montblanc for example. Indeed it was the success of those early Pelikan pens that convinced Montblanc to develop their own version of Piston filler.Other than the superior Montblanc Meisterstuck Telescopic Metal Piston of 1936 to 1959 every other Montblanc EVER made is a direct copy of these early Pelikan pens Piston design. Including modern Patrons and Writers editions etc. So I have to tip my hat to Pelikan as the true originals. Simple, Reliable and Easy to manufacture.
Perhaps the greatest self filling system EVER made. The Pelikan 100 to 101N are also unique in their compact practical size.
However to think of them as small is to misunderstand their design. They have LONG caps and screw on deep to the barrel with the nib going all the way to inner tip of the caps top section. But once posted ready to write (cap on tail end) these 101N are the exact same length as a 1950s Montblanc 146. They are longer posted than a 136.
These Pelikan are also quite chunky so have similar width to 146, 144 etc. Yet once you've finished writing and the pen is capped these pens actually fit inside you shirt pocket or Jacket inner pocket etc without sticking out unlike most modern fountain pens which are too long to be practical pocket fillers.So these Pelikan offer Best of both worlds. Long when ready to write and short when ready to pocket or store in Brief Case or bag etc etc. The pen itself has no Cracks, Splits or Deep Scratches etc = VERY rare. The Clip and Ring Bands are Yellow Gold Plated and also superb. This Clip is as good as you will ever see original never re plated.
Most Pelikan Clips of this era show brassing etc. Also the Cap Rings are tight. Many times you will see loose rings on these.
So its wonderful to have everything as it should be with this pen. The pens Piston Housing and Blind Cap (Tail End) are made of RHR (Red Hard Rubber). The front section (part you hold when writing) is also Hard Rubber BHR. The inner Barrel/Ink Window is a fabulous dark Green/Olive see through Celluloid. Unique to these early Pelikans.
Over all once in the hand to the naked eye this pen looks amazing still. For 80+ years old this pen is Rare treasure indeed. As handsome and historically important as this pen undoubtedly is it writes even better. Full of creativity and personality.
Its original 14K nib is just a simple JOY to use. Writes with a Fine line that has Extra Fine line side stroke at normal pressure. Very elegant writer perfect for everyday use. Then comes this nibs sublime Flexibility. The flex this nib has allows for the creation of every line width imaginable from Extra Fine all the way to and even past Double Broad on the down stroke when varying levels of pressure is applied.This is a nib so creative its ONLY limitation is the imagination and writing ability of its user. Once in the hand of an experienced Flex writer this nib will offer writing so beautiful it simply leaves ALL its competition in the dust. This is a thoroughbred nib for the writing Connoisseur. C ome s ready to write just add your favorite colour bottled ink...
Perfect as a gift or treat yourself to a wonderful collectible fountain pen that can be used and enjoyed daily.. Please view all the Photographs they form large part of the description. All photographs are of actual pen. What you see is everything you receive. Any boxes or papers will ALWAYS be photographed if included.
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The item "Pelikan 101N Tortoise & RHR Fountain Pen 1930s. RARE" is in sale since Friday, September 27, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectables\Pens & Writing Equipment\Pens\Fountain Pens\Pelikan". The seller is "myhs10cd" and is located in Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire.
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