Montblanc Meisterstuck 149 Piston Filling Fountain Pen. First introduced in the late 1940's, the 149 has remained Montblanc’s Flagship fountain pen to this day. On offer we have a c.1985 model, with cap and barrel in black resin and gold filled trim. 14K gold two tone nib. Supplied in period Montblanc hard case.
Screw-on black resin cap has Montblanc ‘White Snowcap’ signet inlaid to top. Triple gold filled cap bands, the wider raised middle band carries the diagonally hatched inscription ‘MONTBLANC - MEISTERSTUCK - No 149’ around circumference. Gold filled cap clip is engraved to ring ‘W.GERMANY’. Pen pre dates serial numbering
Two part black resin barrel and section, has alternating clear and black ink view window. Black resin piston filling knob with plastic threads to piston cone and gold filled dress ring.
Nib and Feed
Original solid 14K gold, two tone nib with rhodium inlay. Intricate scrollwork. Stamped with ‘4810 - M (within Montblanc logo) - 14K - MONTBLANC - 585 - 149’. Hand crafted with oblique medium writing tip. Very smooth writer having moderate flex. Ebonite round split ink feeder.
Measurements and Specifications
Closed Length: 5.81" (14.8 cms)
Posted Length: 6.60" (16.8 cms)
Barrel Length (including Nib and Section): 5.18" (13.6cms)
Cap Length: 2.78" (7.8 cms)
Cap Diameter: 0.66" (1.65 cms)
Nib: 14K Gold - Two Tone - Oblique Medium Writing Tip
Filling System: Integral piston
Cap Type: Screw On (can be posted onto rear of barrel)
Pen Weight: 31.0 grams
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.
Pen barrel and cap are free from scratches, with no cracks, hairline’s, dents, or personalisation. Gold plating to clip and trim is excellent. 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 period Montblanc hard black case. No user or original warranty instructions are available. Hepworth Extended Warranty included.
This Montblanc Meisterstuck 149 in black precious resin, is a majestic fountain pen, built to the highest German standards. The original design dates back to the late 1940’s. Due to specification modifications over the years, we are able to date this particular pen to circa 1985. This would have been one of the last 149’s to incorporate an ebonite split ink feeder.