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Alfred Dunhill Gemline Classic Dress Fountain Pen - Gold Filled with Barleycorn Pattern Finish - Mid 1980's

Alfred Dunhill Gemline Classic Dress Fountain Pen - Gold Filled with Barleycorn Pattern Finish - Mid 1980's
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Alfred Dunhill Gemline Dress Fountain Pen - Gold Filled with Barleycorn Pattern Finish - 14 K Yellow Gold Medium Nib - Germany Mid 1980's

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Price: £210.00
Item Ref: HD:ADH/58878483

Dunhill Gold Barleycorn 
 
 
 
 
Pen Description

Alfred Dunhill Gemline Classic Dress Fountain Pen (made by Montblanc). Gold plated over brass, Barleycorn patterned finish. Filling by ink cartridge or bottled ink, using piston convertor (supplied). Made in Germany during the mid 1980's.

Cap: Push-on, pull off from section, it may also be posted on rear of barrel. Gold plated barleycorn finish on brass base metal,  Gold plated flat design spring loaded clip with black enamel inlaid panel. Dunhill 'd' monogram in black enamel to base of pocket clip. Around the plain cap lip, there are the engravings 'DUNHILL' with A/D crest and 'GERMANY'.

Barrel and Section: Barrel is gold plated in barleycorn pattern. Black resin tapered section. Barrel un-screws from section, and is designed to carry two ink cartridges or a piston convertor. Pen is fitted pen with a Dunhill piston convertor. To the base of the barrel the nib tip size sticker remains intact.

Pen measures 5.43 ins (138 mm) long with cap attached. Posted length measures: 6.125 inches (155.5 mm). Cap diameter measures: 0.36 inches (9.22 mm). Weight: 26.5 grams with convertor fitted.

Nib
 
Solid 14 carat yellow gold nib mounted on ebonite flat feed. Stamped 'Dunhill - 14K - 585' bounded by intricate scrollwork. Writing tip is medium. Manufactured by Montblanc and very reminiscent of the 1980's Noblesse model. Exceptionally smooth writer with a hint of flex.
 

Dunhill Gold Barleycorn Fountain Pen

Service/Restoration
Dunhill Fountain Pen Nib

No restoration required, pen is pristine. Pen has been fully dismantled and ultrasonically cleaned, all parts checked for operation and authenticity. Nib and feeder correctly aligned, writing tip honed. Pen barrel and cap delicately buffed. Reassembled, write tested and finally flushed with clean water.

General Condition

Pen barrel and cap are free from dents and scratches, showing no signs of use. There are no personalisation. Gold plating is excellent on both cap and barrel. Cap clutch is smooth and positive. We would classify this pen as being in very excellent condition. Supplied in original Dunhill clamshell brass hinged presentation case, brown leatherette with gold embossing, inside guarantee/user booklet and plastic International guarantee card. 

Hepworth Comment

Our research has concluded that although this pen was generically branded as Dunhill 'Gemline', it was marketed as a 'Dress Pen' and actually made by Montblanc during the mid 1980's. Montblanc had manufactured pens for Dunhill many years before Alfred Dunhill acquired a majority shareholding in the Montblanc company.
 
Free box of 10 Dunhill black ink cartridges included.
 
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