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Montblanc 264 Vintage Fountain Pen in Black Resin with Gold Filled Fittings c.1957/59

Montblanc 264 Vintage Fountain Pen in Black Resin with Gold Filled Fittings c.1957/59
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Montblanc 264 Piston Filling Vintage Fountain Pen in Gloss Black Resin with Gold Filled Fittings - 14 C Fine Gold Nib - Germany 1957/59

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Item Ref: HD:MBV/7787

Montblanc 264 Vintage Fountain Pen
Pen Description

Montblanc 264 vintage fountain pen in gloss black resin with gold filled trim and a 14ct 585 medium nib. Piston filling. Germany c.1957/59.

Black resin screw-on cap. Domed resin cap top with white Montblanc 'Snow-cap' signet inset . Gold filled pocket clip. Gold filled lip band engraved 'MONTBLANC (logo) 264 (logo)', secondary gold filled band above.

Black resin barrel and section which has a blue transparent ink view window. Screw knob at rear of barrel which operates piston filling mechanism. 

Pen measures 5.1/4 inches (132 mm) long with cap attached. 5.7/8 inches (149 mm) with cap posted. Cap diameter: 13.5 mm. Weight: 18.5 grams.

Nib and Feed

Original open style solid gold 14ct nib which is stamped 'MONTBLANC - 14C - MONTBLANC - 585'. Nib writing tip is 'F' fine and nicely flexible, and is exceptionally smooth. Round ebonite ink feeder.
Montblanc 264 Vintage Fountain Pen Nib

Pen has been conservatively restored. Fully disassembled and ultrasonically cleaned to remove traces of old ink. Piston mechanism removed and lightly lubricated. Nib and feed re-aligned within BHR collar. Pen barrel and cap delicately hand polished. Reassembled, write tested and finally flushed with clean water.

General Condition

Pen barrel and cap are free from scratches, with no dents, cracks or hairlines. There are no personalisation. Gold plating to pocket clip and cap band is excellent. Piston filling system has been fully overhauled, piston slides with ease and draws up full chamber of ink. Ink view window is exceptionally clear. Cap to barrel threads, firm and positive, as is the clip. Overall pen is ready to write and is in excellent condition. Supplied in bespoke Hepworth Dixon card box.
Montblanc 264 Vintage Fountain Pen
Hepworth Comment
Most montblanc collectors will be aware of the 1950's models 252, 254 and 256. These pens had slip-on caps and winged nibs. The 264 was only produced for two years from 1957 to 1959. Its design, although similar in appearance to the 25x series, the 264 incorporates a more traditional open style nib and more importantly the mostly preferred screw-on cap. Earlier versions had a plain cap lip band and a Montblanc logo on side of cap. This later version has model number on cap lip band with no model heat stamping to piston turning knob. This pen is fitted with it's original and nib, which is an absolute delight to write with.

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