Montblanc Meisterstuck 14 Vintage Fountain Pen. Black resin barrel and cap with gold filled pocket clip and trim. 'Cardinals Hat' cap ring with 'MONTBLANC MEISTERSTUCK 14' engraved to bottom edge. Orange faceted ink view window. Helical screw piston filling system with elastomer piston seal. Pull off, push on cap which may be posted on rear of barrel. 18 carat gold medium to broad nib with ebonite ink feeder. Germany mid 1960's.
Solid gold 18ct original wing-nib which is stamped 'MONTBLANC - 18 C - 750 - 14'. Nib tip has a cursive tip grind and writes a medium to broad line (0.9 mm width). Nib is very smooth, with moderate flex. Pen has a BHR ink feeder.
Measurements and Specifications
Capped Length: 5.35" (136 mm)
Posted Length: 5.87" (149 mm)
Barrel Length (Including Section and Nib) : 4.88" (124 mm)
Cap Length: 2.44" (62 mm)
Cap Diameter: 0.53" (12.7 mm)
Barrel Diameter Widest Point: 0.47" (12.0 mm)
Nib: Original 18K Gold - Wing Nib - Medium to Broad Cursive - Moderate Flex
Filling System: Single Stage Telescopic Piston
Cap Closure: Push On (May be Posted on Rear of Barrel)
Pen Weight: 16.2 g
Pen Serial Number: Not Applicable
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 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 excellent condition. Pen is supplied in bespoke Hepworth Dixon card box.
The 1960's Meisterstuck 12 and 14 models replaced the torpedo shaped 144 and 146 series of the 1950's. The hooded nib, the triangular shape of the clip and slip-cap show typical design trends of the 1960's. The Montblanc 14 is slimmer and a lighter than its predecessors.