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Pelikan 100 N Vintage Fountain Pen with Green Marbled Barrel and Black Cap c.1949

Pelikan 100 N Vintage Fountain Pen with Green Marbled Barrel and Black Cap c.1949
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Pelikan 100 N Vintage Fountain Pen - Piston Filling with Green Marble Cellulose Acetate Barrel having Green Marbled Celluloid Binde - Black Celluloid Cap - 14 KARAT Medium Nib - c.1949

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Item Ref: HD:PELV/8463

 Pelikan 100 N vintage Fountain Pen
Pelikan 100 N Piston Filling Vintage Fountain Pen. Green marble barrel with black cap. Gold filled fluted cap clip and serrated cap band. Post-war Germany c.1949.

Black celluloid screw-on cap having single medium serrated cap band. Distinctive fluted pocket clip. Pocket clip ring is secured by black domed cap top with the inscription 'Pelikan PATENT' twice  around circumference. Top of cap inlaid with green Pelikan (two chick) signet.
Green cellulose acetate single piece barrel. Green marbled celluloid sleeve (binde). Section and threads, black celluloid coated. Rear of barrel has smooth domed piston filling knob with milled lower edge, this operates screw piston mechanism, having elastomer piston seal. The letter "M" appears at the rear of barrel, denoting nib tip size, Medium.
Pen measurements
Pelikan 100 N vintage Fountain Pen
Capped Length: 4.8 inches (123 mm)
Cap posted: 6.25 inches (160 mm) 
Barrel Length (including nib): 4.7 inches (119 mm)
Cap Length: 2.4 inches (60 mm)
Cap diameter: 0.5 inches (12.8 mm)
Weight: 14.5 grams.

Nib and Feed

Original post war gold nib stamped 'Pelikan' - 585 - 14 KARAT - KM.  Nib and hard rubber three vein feed are encapsulated within a hard rubber screw-in collar. Writing tip is (M) medium. Nib has good flex and writes very smoothly. 

Pelikan 100 N vintage Fountain Pen
Pen has been fully disassembled down to component parts and ultrasonically cleaned to remove traces of old ink. Piston screw mechanism and seal lightly lubricated, new elastomer piston seal fitted before re-sealing assembly back into barrel. Clip and cap band stripped of old gold and re-electroplated. Nib and feed correctly aligned within retaining collar, 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. Surface scratches are absolutely minimal. There are no personalisation. Gold plating to clip, and cap band show no brassing, the cap band shows minimal signs of age related ware to serrations. Cap to barrel screw threads are minimally loose (age related), but are totally functional. Green 'Pelikan Patent' markings around cap top are clearly visible, as too is the Pelikan logo on top of cap. Barrel ink view clarity is very good. Section and threads black celluloid coating remains intact. Piston draws full capacity of ink. We would classify this pen as being in very good to excellent condition. Pen is supplied in bespoke Hepworth Dixon card box.

Hepworth Comment

This 65 plus year old Pelikan 100 N fountain pen with it's rarer fluted clip and serrated cap band is an absolute beauty. Totally original with it's gold nib, the only restoration work needed was a new piston seal and re-gold plating pocket clip and cap band. 

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