Pelikan 140 vintage fountain pen. Green striated barrel and black screw cap with gold filled trim. 14 C gold nib. Differential piston filling. Germany c.1957. Complete with original Pelikan card box and papers.
Black screw on cap has distinctive gold filled beak style pocket clip. Black domed cap top with green filled Pelikan (2 chick) signet engraved. Single gold filled cap lip band is inscribed 'PELIKAN - GERMANY' around circumference. Cap is also fitted with a stainless steel anti slip ring, which prevents accidental unscrewing of the barrel thread.
Green striated barrel and black section. Lower part of barrel is translucent and acts as an ink view window. Black piston fill screw knob to rear of barrel operates spiral screw differential piston filling mechanism. Piston has elastomer seal.
Nib and Feed
Solid 14ct gold nib stamped ‘Pelikan - 14C - 585' (encircled) with Pelikan two chick signet in centre, below which is the letter 'M’ inscribed. Writing tip medium width. Nib has moderate flex, and is a very smooth writer. Black hard rubber Ink feed, with four longitudinal lamellas.
Measurements and Specifications
Closed Length: 4.87"(12.4 cms)
Posted Length: 5.62" (14.2 cms)
Barrel Length (including Nib and Section): 4.46" (11.3 cms)
Cap Length: 2.34" (5.9 cms)
Cap Diameter: 0.51" (1.351 cms)
Nib: 14C Gold - Fine to Medium Writing Tip
Filling System: Differential Piston
Cap Type: Screw On (can be posted onto rear of barrel)
Pen Weight: 14.5 g
Pen has been fully disassembled and ultrasonically cleaned. Piston mechanism has been removed and seal replaced, seal and piston lightly lubricated before replacement. Piston vacuum checked for good seal. Pen barrel and cap delicately hand polished. Nib and feed assembly re-sealed into section. Write tested and finally flushed with clean water.
Pen barrel and cap are free from cracks and hairlines. There are no visible dents or scratches. No personalisation. Exceptionally clear barrel. Gold plating to pocket clip and cap lip band shows no sign of ware. Engraving to cap lip ring is excellent. Piston screw mechanism is smooth and draws full barrel of ink. Cap to barrel threads are firm and positive. We would classify this pen as being in very excellent condition. Pen is supplied in original Pelikan 140 card box, complete with original guarantee and operating instructions.
Classic green striated Pelikan 140, showing very little signs of use over the past 60 years. The kugel (Ball ended) nib is very much an all rounder, accommodating most styles of writing. The box, like the pen is in excellent condition.