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Montblanc 344 Vintage Fountain Pen in Black Resin with Gold Filled Trim. 14C Nib - Germany Late 1950's

Montblanc 344 Vintage Fountain Pen in Black Resin with Gold Filled Trim. 14C  Nib - Germany Late 1950's
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Montblanc 344 Vintage Screw Cap Screw Cap Fountain Pen in Black Resin with Gold Filled Trim - 14C Gold Broad Nib

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Item Ref: HD:MBV/6619

Montblanc 344 Vintage Fountain pen
 
 
 
Description:

Montblanc 344 Vintage Fountain Pen. Black resin barrel and cap with gold filled pocket clip and trim. Gold filled cap band with '* MONTBLANC * 344 *' engraved around circumference. Blue ink view window. Helical screw piston filling system with elastomer piston seal. Screw on cap which may be posted on rear of barrel. White Montblanc signet on black resin, domed clip retaining stud. 14 carat gold medium to broad nib, heat stamped 'B' on filling knob, ebonite ink feeder. Germany 1956/1959. 
 
Nib and Ink Feed 
 
Original 14C gold nib, medium to broad writing tip with plenty of iridium tipping. Good flex and a smooth writer. Nib stamped: 'MONT - BLANC - 14C - MONTBLANC - 585 - 344'.  Ebonite grooved ink feeder.  
 
Measurements and Specifications
Montblanc 344 Vintage Fountain Pen
 
Capped Length: 5.30"
Posted Length: 6.00"

Barrel Length (excluding Nib): 4.00"

Cap Length: 2.46"

Cap Diameter: 0.53"

Barrel Diameter Widest Point: 0.48"

Nib: Original 14C Gold - Broad Writing Tip - Good Flex

Filling System: Single Stage Telescopic Piston

Cap Closure: Screw On (May be Posted on Rear of Barrel)

Pen Weight: 17.8 g

Pen Serial Number: Not Applicable 
 
Montblanc 344 Vintage Fountain Pen
 
Restoration/ Service

Pen has been fully disassembled and ultrasonically cleaned. Nib and feed removed from section, nib polished and re-aligned with feeder. Piston filling mechanism removed, cleaned, lubricated and adjusted for maximum piston travel. Pen barrel and cap delicately hand polished. Reassembled, write tested and finally flushed with clean water. Pen is supplied in bespoke Hepworth Dixon card box.

General Condition

Pen barrel and cap are free from cracks, hairlines and noticeable surface scratches. There are no personalisation. Gold plating to clip and cap band is very good with no brassing or age related ware. Barrel and cap have a high gloss sheen. Piston filling system slides with ease and draws up maximum ink volume. Cap to barrel screw thread is firm and positive. Overall pen is ready to write and is in excellent overall condition. 

 

Hepworth Comment

This Montblanc 344 was manufactured from 1957 to 1959. Earlier models had their reference number heat stamped into filling knob, with a plain gold filled band positioned slightly above cap lip. This later version of the Montblanc 344 had the Montblanc name and reference number engraved into the cap lip. 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 


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