Sometimes when one is thinking of friends, or pens, it is easy to forget those who always have been there for you, like this pen that I have been using daily at work for the last ten years. I’m using it for signing documents, and for writing fancy retirement- and birthday cards…
The ink is my choice for this summer:
J. Herbin “Vert Empire”
See you in August for another pen…
For some reason I’m very fond of the torpedo-shaped Pelikans, and if it is a vintage pen, just better.
My 140 is of a late production with a narrow clip, engraving on the cap band and no Günther Wagner on the body.
For more information: (From Herrn DOMINIC ROTHEMEL’S excellent Pelikan site)
Spring is here!
PS: I love this Pelikan catalog from 1955!
My Pelikan 120 Merz & Krell has been on a diet! Sorry, just joking. It’s another excellent German piston-filler, a NOS school-pen. I use to buy them in a bunches of ten pens from seller adrika0202 on Ebay. They are cheap and reliable with springy F-nibs. I use them as give-away pens, and at work. But, as they are old, the pistons are often stiff and need lubrication with pure silicon grease. If you cannot do it yourself, ask the seller about it, or someone who can do it for you.
Can you find the differences?
The cap-rings are different.
The piston-knob is longer on the Merz & Krell.
Love this engraving!
Thinner metal in the clip.
The nib is surprisingly a true EF, with a bit of flex, which gives swelling arches…
See you all in April…