Vintage Pelikan 400 Fountain Pen-Tortoiseshell Striated-14K Nib-Germany 1950s
Vintage "Pelikan 400" Fountain Pen-Tortoiseshell Striated-14K Nib-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 14C 585 M -Nib material: 14 karat gold -Nib size: medium.
Size capped: approximately 5 -Country of manufacture: Germany -Estimated time of production: 1950s -Technical condition: the piston-filling mechanism is in working order. Optical condition: shows some signs of use. Comes in leather Pelikan pouch. Also included: a Diamine "Happy Holidays" shimmering ink sample. Please enlarge all of the photos and make up your own mind of the overall condition.
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The item "Vintage Pelikan 400 Fountain Pen-Tortoiseshell Striated-14K Nib-Germany 1950s" is in sale since Monday, December 9, 2019. 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.
- Pen Type: Fountain
- Modified Item: No
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Germany
- Nib Size: Medium (M)
- Material: Resin
- Nib Material: Gold, 14K
- Vintage: Yes
- Brand: Pelikan
- Ink Color: Diamine Happy Holidays