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Pelikan 400 NN Piston Filling Vintage Fountain Pen. Green Striated Barrel with Black Cap and Gold Trim. c.1957.

Pelikan 400 NN Piston Filling Vintage Fountain Pen. Green Striated Barrel with Black Cap and Gold Trim. c.1957.
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Description: Pelikan 400 NN Piston Filling Vintage Fountain Pen Green Striated Barrel with Black Cap and Gold Filled Trim. 14C Gold Medium Nib. c.1957.

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Item Ref: HD:PELV/7393


Pelikan 400 NN Vintage Fountain Pen
 
 
 
 
 
 
Description
 
Pelikan 400 NN Vintage Fountain Pen, Green Striated Barrel, Black Cap with Gold Filled Trim. Piston Filling. 14C Medium (M) Original Nib. Germany c.1957. 
 
Green Striated barrel with black section and piston filling knob. Single helix piston filling screw with elastomer seal.
 
Black cap with gold filled pocket clip, held in position by gold filled derby. Black cap top with green filled Pelikan (two chick) logo. Gold plated cap lip band, engraved ' PELIKAN 400 - GERMANY' around circumference. 

Nib and Feed

Original solid 14 carat gold, monotone nib. Stamped 'pelikan (cross hatch infill) - 585 - 14 Karat '.  Nib tip is medium. Very smooth writer having good flex. Four lamella, ebonite screw in ink feeder.
 
Measurements and Specifications
Pelikan 400 NN Vintage Fountain Pen

Closed Length: 5.17" (13.1 cms)
Posted Length: 6.0" (15.1 cms)
Barrel Length: 4.89" (12.4 cms)
Cap Length: 2.42" (6.15 cms)
Cap Diameter: 0.52" (1.3 cms)
Barrel Diameter Widest Point: 0.57" (1.18 cms)
Nib: 14C Gold - Mono Tone - Flexible Medium (M) Writing Tip.
Filling System: Screw Piston.
Cap Type: Screw On (May be posted to rear of barrel).
Pen Weight: 15.5 g 
 
 Pelikan 400 NN 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. Pen is supplied in bespoke Hepworth Dixon card box

Hepworth Comment

Sort after Pelikan 400 NN, the last of three 1950's Pelikan 400 designs. Lovely flexible nib and very smooth to write with. The clarity of translucent celluloid barrel is excellent for a pen nearly 60 years old. 
  
 
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