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Pelikan 400 Vintage Fountain Pen, Green Striated Barrel. 14K Medium Nib. Germany c.1950/54.

Pelikan 400 Vintage Fountain Pen, Green Striated Barrel. 14K Medium Nib. Germany c.1950/54.
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Pelikan 400 Vintage Fountain Pen

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Item Ref: HD:PELV/5983

Pelikan 400 Vintage Fountain PenPelikan 400 Fountain Pen  

 
 
 
 
 
Description
 
Pelikan 400 Vintage Fountain Pen, Green Striated Barrel, Black Cap with Gold Filled Trim. Piston Filling. 14K Medium Original Nib. Early Model Rare, No Inscription on Cap Band. Germany c.1950/54. Supplied in Bespoke Hepworth Dixon Card Box.
 
Rear of barrel has engraved 'PELIKAN GUNTHER WAGNER. The nib size 'M' is engraved to the piston filling knob.
 
Nib and Feed

Solid 14 carat gold, monotone nib . Stamped: pelikan - 585 - 14KARAT'.  The nib tip is medium (approx 0.6mm). Very smooth writer having moderate flex. Four lamella, ebonite screw in ink feeder.
 
Measurements and Specifications
 
Closed Length: 4.92"
Posted Length: 5.73"
Barrel Length: 4.00"
Cap Length: 2.25"
Cap Diameter: 0.52"
Barrel Diameter Widest Point: 0.57"
Nib: 14K Gold - Mono Tone - Semi Flexible Medium (M) Writing Tip.
Filling System: Screw Piston, New Elastomer Piston Seal Fitted.
Cap Type: Screw On (May be posted to rear of barrel).
Pen Weight: 15.8 g 
 
 Pelikan 400 Vintage Fountain Pen
Restoration and Service
 
Pen has been fully restored and serviced. Pen disassembled down to component parts and 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 and barrel are free from cracks, hairlines, dents and noticeable scratches. No personalisation. Gold plating shows no sign of wear or pitting. Piston operates smoothly and draws up full barrel of ink. We would classify this pen as being in excellent condition.

Hepworth Comment

Much sort after Pelikan 400. Early model with no cap band inscriptions. The clarity of translucent celluloid barrel is exceptional for a pen nearly 60 years old.
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