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Montblanc Meisterstuck 146 Fountain Pen in Black Resin with 14K Gold Fine Nib. c.1978.

Montblanc Meisterstuck 146 Fountain Pen in Black Resin with 14K Gold Fine Nib. c.1978.
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Montblanc Meisterstuck 146 Fountain Pen

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Item Ref: HD:MBC/6673

Montblanc Meisterstuck 146 Fountain PenMontblanc Meisterstuck 146 Fountain Pen
 
 
 
 
 
 
Description

Montblanc Meisterstuck 146 Piston Filling Fountain Pen. Made in Germany c.1978. Cap and barrel in black resin with gold filled trim. Fitted with 14K fine nib. Supplied with Montblanc velvet lined case, service/user guide and black outer card box.

Screw on black resin cap has Montblanc ‘snow cap’ signet inlaid to top. Three gold filled cap bands, the wider raised middle band carries the diagonally hatched inscription ‘MONTBLANC - MEISTERSTUCK - No 146’ around circumference. Gold filled cap clip, cap ring is engraved ‘GERMANY’. Pen pre-dates serial numbering.

Black resin two part barrel has blue/grey clear ink view window. Black resin piston filling knob, resin threaded piston screw and gold filled dress ring.

Nib and Feed

Solid 14ct gold, monotone nib with intricate scroll-work. Stamped with ‘4810 - M (within Montblanc logo) - 14K - MONTBLANC - 585 - 146’. Hand crafted, fine (approx 0.4mm) writing tip. Very smooth writer having moderate flex. Round ebonite split ink feeder.

Measurements and Specifications
 
Closed Length: 5.60" (14.2 cms)
Posted Length: 6.25" (15.8 cms)
Barrel Length (including Nib and Section): 4.90" (12.4cms)
Cap Length: 2.70" (6.9 cms)
Cap Diameter: 0.61" (1.47 cms)
Nib: 14K Gold - Fine Writing Tip
Filling System: Integral piston
Cap Type: Screw On (designed to be screw posted onto rear of barrel)
Pen Weight: 23.6 g

Montblanc Meisterstuck 146 Fountain Pen
 
Restoration and Service
 
Pen has been fully serviced. Totally dis-assembled to confirm Montblanc authenticity. All parts ultrasonically cleaned. New piston seal fitted, piston mechanism lightly lubricated. Piston seal vacuum checked. Nib and feed assembly re-aligned with screw-in collar, re-sealed into barrel. Pen barrel and cap delicately hand polished. Reassembled, dip write tested and finally flushed with clean water.

General Condition

Pen barrel and cap are free from noticeable scratches, with no cracks, hairline’s, dents, or personalisation. Gold plating to clip and trim is very good. Resin has high gloss sheen. Cap to barrel threads positive. Piston operation smooth, drawing full ink volume. Ink view widow is crystal clear. We would classify this pen as being in excellent condition. Supplied in Montblanc black and white silk lined case with service/user guide, and outer black card box.

Hepworth Comment

This Montblanc Meisterstuck 146 in black resin, is the fore-runner to the current Le Grande model. Due to specification modifications over the years, in particular, the mono-tone 14 K nib, round split BHR feed and clip ring markings, resin piston operating screw, we are able to date this particular pen to c.1978.  

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