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Pelikan 100 Vintage Piston Filling Fountain Pen - Green Marbled Barrel - Black BHR Cap c.1937/40

Pelikan 100 Vintage Piston Filling Fountain Pen - Green Marbled Barrel - Black BHR Cap  c.1937/40
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Pelikan 100 Piston Filling Vintage Fountain Pen with Green Marbled barrel and Black Cap - Original 14 Karat Gold Nib c.1937/40

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Item Ref: HD:PELV/7623

Pelikan 100 Vintage Fountain Pen
 
 
 
 
 
Description
 
Pelikan 100 Vintage Fountain Pen. Green marble barrel with BHR black cap and original gold nib. Made in Germany c.1937/40.

Black hard rubber (BHR) two hole screw-on cap having two gold filled cap bands. Distinctive Pelikan-beak gold filled pocket clip. Clip ring is secured by black BHR  domed cap top with the inscription 'Pelikan - PATENT' inscribed twice around circumference. Top of cap is inlaid with green Pelikan (two chick) signet.
 
Green cellulose acetate single piece barrel and section. Green marbled celluloid sleeve (Binde). Section and threads, black celluloid coated. Shallow domed black BHR piston filling knob operates screw piston mechanism, having new styrene impregnated cork seal.


Nib and Feed
 
Original 14K gold nib stamped Pelikan - 14 - "KARAT" - OM'. Nib and hard rubber three vein feed are encapsulated within a hard rubber screw-in collar. Nib tip is oblique medium and has good flex. Markings on this nib are seen between 1930 to 1937
 
Measurements and Specifications
Pelikan 100 Vintage Fountain Pen
 
Capped Length: 4.65" (11.8 cms)
Posted Length: 6.25" (15.8 cms)
Barrel Length (including Nib and Section): 4.46" (11.3cms)
Cap Length: 2.40" (6.1 cms)
Cap Diameter: 0.51" (1.30 cms)
Nib: 14K Gold - Oblique Medium Writing Tip
Filling System: Integral piston with Elastomer Seal
Cap Type: Screw On (can be posted onto rear of barrel)
Pen Weight: 14.7 g
 
 
 
Pelikan 100 Vintage Fountain Pen
 
Service/Restoration

Pen has been fully disassembled and ultrasonically cleaned to remove traces of old ink. Filling mechanism removed. New elastomer piston seal. Piston screw mechanism and seal lightly lubricated and re-sealed into barrel. All old and worn gold chemically removed from clip and cap rings. Polished and re-plated with 12 carat gold. Nib and feed correctly aligned within retaining collar, nib tip honed and assembly re-sealed back into section. Pen barrel and cap delicately hand polished. Write tested and finally flushed with clean water.

General Condition

Pen barrel and cap have no cracks, hairlines or dents. Age related surface scratches are absolutely minimal. There is no personalisation. Gold plating to clip, clip ring and cap bands is excellent. Cap to barrel screw is firm and positive. Barrel clarity is excellent. No visible ware to celluloid coating on section. Cap top stampings are well defined. Piston draws full capacity of ink. We would classify this pen as being in excellent condition. Pen is supplied in bespoke Hepworth Dixon card box.

Hepworth Comment

This 80 year old Pelikan 100 fountain pen has had many hours of diligent restoration work carried out on it. We think the effort has been well worthwhile, bringing this rare writing instrument, with original nib back to working order, with an appearance to match. Totally authentic pre-war specification.  We have provided a date for this pen, based on specification, to be 1937/40.  This Pelikan 100 is in collectible condition.
  
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