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Rare Montblanc Meisterstuck 72 Vintage Fountain Pen in Grey Resin with Gold Cap. Mid 1960's

Rare Montblanc Meisterstuck 72 Vintage Fountain Pen in Grey Resin with Gold Cap. Mid 1960's
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Rare Montblanc Meisterstuck 72 Vintage Piston Filling Fountain Pen in Dark Grey Resin with Rolled Gold Cap and Gold Filled Fittings. 18C Fine Wing Nib. Made in Germany Early 1960's.

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Item Ref: HD:MBV/7873

Montblanc Meisterstuck 12 vintage Fountain pen
 
 
 
 
Description:

Rare Montblanc Meisterstuck 72 Piston Filling Vintage Fountain Pen, Dark Grey Resin Barrel and Section with Rolled Gold Cap. Gold Filled Fittings. Mid 1960's.
 
Rolled gold cap with vertical pinstripes in groups of five, cartouche for name engraving (blank), push on, pull off. Gold filled slimline pocket clip secured by dark grey resin top stud, with white Montblanc snowcap signet inlaid. Cap has 'MONTBLANC MEISTERSTUCK 12' engraved around lip. Cap may be rear posted on barrel.
 
Dark grey barrel and section. Orange faceted ink view window. Gold filled rings to top and bottom of barrel. Dark Grey piston filling knob operating helical screw piston filling system with elastomer piston seal. White Montblanc signet to base of barrel.
 
Nib and Ink Feed:
 
Original 18C solid gold semi shouded wing nib, stamped 'MONTBLANC - 18 C - 750 - 12'. Writing tip is fine, having light flex. Ebonite ink feeder and 'O' ring sealed locking collar.
 
Measurements and Specifications:
Montblanc Meisterstuck 12 Vintage Fountain Pen

Posted Length: 5.67"

Barrel Length: 2.90"

Cap Length: 2.40"

Cap Diameter: 0.50"

Barrel Diameter Widest Point: 0.46"

Nib: Original 18C Gold - Wing Nib - Fine Writing Tip - Light Flex

Filling System: Single Stage Telescopic Piston

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

Pen Weight: 14.5 g     

Pen Serial Number: Not Applicable 
 
Montblanc Meisterstuck 12 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 'Cardinals Hat' cap band 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 clutch and clip firm and positive. Overall pen is ready to write and is in very excellent condition. 

Hepworth Comment

The Meisterstuck 12, 14, 22 and 24 replaced the torpedo shaped 142, 144 and 146 series of the 1950's. The 72 and 74 versions had a rolled gold cap. The hooded nib, the triangular shape of the clip and slip-cap show typical design trends of the 1960's
's. The Montblanc 72 is slimmer and a lighter than its predecessors. What makes this pen so rare is its colour. Most Meisterstuck 72's were black resin with a rolled gold cap, a very small number were made in burgundy red, dark green and the most rare of all Dark Grey.
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