Vintage "Pelikan 400" Fountain Pen-Pearl Tortoiseshell Striated-Germany 1950s. In 1863 Günther Wagner, a chemist, became partner in a business founded by Carl Hornemann. In 1878 Wagner added the name "Pelikan" from one of the elements in his family crest: a pelican feeding four chicks in its nest. The Pelikan factory produced ink, paints, glue, type writer ribbons, stencils, stamp pads and carbon paper. In 1929 the first fountain pen was launched: the "Pelikan 100", a piston filler designed by the engineers Theodor Kovacs and Carola Bako.
In the 1950s the clip got redesigned in the shape of a pelican beak. After Wagners retirement his son-in-law and successor Fritz Beindorff led the company to become one of the worlds leading makers of fountain pens. In the 1970s Pelikan Schoolpens, together with those of Geha were the most popular pens in Germany.Colour: pearl tortoiseshell striated barrel with chocolate brown cap and turning knob. Cap top: pelican with 2 chicks. Nib imprint: Pelikan 585 14Karat OM -Nib material: 14 karat gold -Nib size: oblique medium. Size capped: approximately 5.2 -Country of manufacture: Germany -Estimated time of production: 1950s -Technical condition: the piston-filling mechanism is in working order.
Optical condition: shows traces of use and wear. Comes in leather Pelikan pouch and with a Diamine "Tobacco Sunburst" ink sample. Please enlarge all of the photos and make up your own mind of the overall condition.Please keep in mind that this is an estimate. Pictures are part of the description of the items, please view them carefully and make up your own mind of the overall condition.
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This item is in the category "Collectibles\Pens & Writing Instruments\Pens\Fountain Pens\Pelikan". The seller is "yesteryears-fountain-pens" and is located in Germany.This item can be shipped worldwide.