An early and interesting German safety pen, a Montblanc No. 2 made for Steadtler Mars in about 1915 and badged as the Steadtler 4002. It was common in Germany for fountain pen companies to have pens and pen parts made by other companies and saferty pens were the most popular form of fountain pen in Germany at this time and into the 1920s.
The cap and barrel are in smooth black hard rubber, the cap top inlaid in white. The barrel imprint is crisp, “4002 J S Steadtler”. The cap is imprinted “Mars” and the top of the cap is chased in a “corded” pattern. The nib is a 14k gold Mars No. 2 nib, a fine point with lovely flex. The nib point “F” is engraved on the end of the barrel. The pen is 12.2 cm closed and 17cm open with the cap posted.
Condition: excellent, restored, working and a very nice writer. The cap and barrel are unfaded and have crisp imprints. The white cap top has a good colour and just some light crazing typical of pens from this time.
Steadtler are still a major pen manufacturer in Germany. Steadtler Mars began by selling pens made for them after the first world war and then moved to manufacture their own pens. Steadler revived their pen business after the second world war and in 1991 they bought Elysée.
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