Montblanc Meisterstuck 146 Piston Filling Fountain Pen. Made in Germany c.1975/79. Cap and barrel in black resin with gold filled trim. Fitted with 14K medium (M) nib. Supplied in origin bespoke Hepworth Dixon box.
Screw on black resin cap has Montblanc 'snowcap' signet inlaid to top. Three gold filled cap bands, the wider raised middle band carries the diagonally hatched inscription 'MONTBLANC - MEISTERSTUCK - No 146' around circumference. Gold filled cap clip, cap ring is engraved 'GERMANY'. Pen predates serial numbering.
Black resin two part barrel has light grey clear ink view window. Black resin piston filling knob with plastic threaded piston cone and gold filled dress ring.
Nib and Feed
Original solid gold 14K monotone nib with intricate scroll-work. Stamped with '4810 - M (within Montblanc logo) - 14K - MONTBLANC - 585 - 146'. Hand crafted, medium writing tip. Very smooth writer having moderate flex. Round ebonite split ink feeder.
Measurements and Specifications
Closed Length: 5.60" (14.2 cms)
Posted Length: 6.25" (15.8 cms)
Barrel Length (including Nib and Section): 4.90" (12.4cms)
Cap Length: 2.70" (6.9 cms)
Cap Diameter: 0.61" (1.47 cms)
Nib: 14K Gold - Medium Writing Tip
Filling System: Integral piston
Cap Type: Screw On (designed to be screw posted onto rear of barrel)
Pen Weight: 23.4 gm
Pen has been fully disassembled io individual components and ultrasonically cleaned. Nib and feed removed from section, nib polished and re-aligned with feeder. Piston filling mechanism removed, piston assembly cleaned, new piston seal, lubricated and adjusted for maximum piston travel and good vacuum. Pen barrel and cap delicately hand polished. Reassembled, write tested and finally flushed with clean water.
Pen barrel and cap are free from cracks, hairlines and noticeable surface scratches. There are no personalisation. Gold plating to clip and cap bands is excellent with no pitting 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 and clip are firm and positive. Overall pen is ready to write and is in excellent condition.
This Montblanc Meisterstuck 146 in black resin, is the forerunner to the current Le Grande model. Due to specification modifications over the years, in particular, the mono-tone nib, round split BHR feed and clip ring markings, we are able to date this particular pen to c.1975/79. The medium nib, which has its original Montblanc grind, is a delight to write with.