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Montblanc 264 Vintage Fountain Pen in Black Resin with Gold Filled Trim. Screw Cap. Germany c.1957

Montblanc 264 Vintage Fountain Pen in Black Resin with Gold Filled Trim. Screw Cap. Germany c.1957
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Montblanc 264 Vintage Piston Filling Fountain Pen. 14C Broad Oblique Stub Flexible Nib. Early Model with Montblanc Logo Heat Stamped on Cap. Germany 1957/59.

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Item Ref: HD:MBV/8415

 
 

 
 
Description:

Montblanc 264 Piston Filling Vintage Fountain Pen. Black resin barrel, section and cap, with gold filled trim. Germany c.1957. Early version with single cap lip band and model identification on filling knob, 'MONT (mountain) BLANC' heat stamping to side of cap. Ring top pocket clip, held in position by shallow domed cap top screw, with characteristic ivory coloured Montblanc star.
 
Gloss black resin barrel, section and piston filling knob. Translucent blue ink view window. Screw knob at rear of barrel operates helical screw piston filling mechanism, having elastomer piston seal. The knob is stamped with '264' and 'OB '.
 
Nib: 
 
Original 14C gold medium nib. Stamped: 'MONTBLANC - (encircled Montblanc star) - 14C - MONTBLANC - 585' The nib is marked on the piston filler as being (OB) Oblique Bold, however close inspection shows it has a third dimension, that of a stub profile. The nib is also nicely flexible. Ebonite (BHR) flat grooved (ski-slope) ink feeder.
 
Montblanc 264 Vintage Fountain pen
 
Measurements and Specifications

 

Closed Length: 5.29" (13.5 cms)

Posted Length: 5.91" (15.2 cms)

Barrel Length: (including nib) 4.79" (12.2 cms)

Cap Length: 2.42" (6.15 cms)

Cap Diameter: 0.53" (1.36 cms)

Barrel Diameter Widest Point: 0.47" (1.18 cms)

Nib: Original 14C Gold - Broad Oblique Stub - Good Flex

Filling System: Single Stage Telescopic Piston

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

Pen Weight: 18.6 g

Pen Serial Number: Not Applicable 
 
Montblanc 264 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. Gold plating on lip and cap rings has been removed, polished an re- electroplated with 14K gold.  Piston filling mechanism removed, cleaned, lubricated and adjusted for maximum piston travel. Piston vacuum pressure checked. Pen barrel and cap delicately hand polished. Reassembled, write tested and finally flushed with clean water. 

General Condition

Pen barrel and section are free from cracks, hairlines and noticeable surface scratches. Gold plating shows now signs of pitting or surface ware, as mentioned clip and cap rings have been re-gold plated. There are no personalisation. The ink view window is exceptionally clear. Barrel to cap threads are firm and positive, as is the clip. Barrel and cap have a high gloss sheen. Piston filling system slides with ease and draws up maximum ink volume. Overall pen is ready to write and is in excellent condition. Pen is supplied in bespoke Hepworth Dixon card box.

Hepworth Comment

Most montblanc collectors will be aware of the 1950's models 252, 254 and 256. These pens had slip-on caps and a winged nib. The 264 was only produced for two years from 1957 to 1959. Its design, although similar in appearance, incorporated a more traditional open style nib and more importantly the mostly preferred screw-on cap. This early version has a plain cap lip band, model identification on piston knob and a Montblanc logo on side of cap. Later models had model identification on cap lip band.
 

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