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#541 Soot

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Posted 22 April 2014 - 11:36

Your son has got potential! Does he know his artwork is being posted by his dad? :-D


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Posted 23 April 2014 - 14:44

Your son has got potential! Does he know his artwork is being posted by his dad? :-D


Of course he does.
...and he's proud about!
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Posted 23 April 2014 - 14:45

early Pelikan IBIS

I finally was able to add one of those cool prewar Pelikan IBIS to my collection.

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The main differences to the later ones are: celluloid barrel, hard rubber cap and hard rubber piston, and a cork piston seal. These pens have been blackened inside of the barrel with sort of a paint. Most of them are discolored and do look like demonstrators now. Would be great to know how this "paint" can be restored.
I love the IBIS imprint on the cap most! I have not seen a lot of these...

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I already had this:

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A nice and clean post war IBIS which is slightly larger than its predecessor.

And of course I had this, also a prewar IBIS in nice marbled celluloid.

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Now I have a nice trio of IBIS'. Happy me.

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Posted 23 April 2014 - 15:58

These are beautiful. The coloured one must be really rare. Congratulations. Vera



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Posted 23 April 2014 - 17:15

Love the new Ibis! (Love the old ones, too, esp. that marbled one...)

 

Re: painting the inside of the barrel -- I don't recall ever seeing a thread explaining the process, but do recall the following threads which discuss wear on the black finish of vintage Montblancs:

Again, neither thread explains the process of repainting, but there are comments in both claiming it can be done (and that Max of Maxpens knows how to do it). Interesting reads in any case.

 

Keep us posted if you do decide to do it / have it done. I'd love to learn more about it.


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Posted 24 April 2014 - 09:06

Love the new Ibis! (Love the old ones, too, esp. that marbled one...)
 
Re: painting the inside of the barrel -- I don't recall ever seeing a thread explaining the process, but do recall the following threads which discuss wear on the black finish of vintage Montblancs:

Again, neither thread explains the process of repainting, but there are comments in both claiming it can be done (and that Max of Maxpens knows how to do it). Interesting reads in any case.
 
Keep us posted if you do decide to do it / have it done. I'd love to learn more about it.

Thanks for this. Both interesting threads, but MB is not Pelikan. These can be totally different. In case of Pelikan, I am 100% sure the paint was inside. Would be great to know how repaint works but still, I will keep the pen as it is.
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Posted 24 April 2014 - 09:29

All three pens are very appealing. I agree leaving the pen as is, it tells the story better than anyone can. Nice photos.

Must get myself a Pelikan pen



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Posted 24 April 2014 - 15:09

Thanks for this. Both interesting threads, but MB is not Pelikan. These can be totally different. In case of Pelikan, I am 100% sure the paint was inside. Would be great to know how repaint works but still, I will keep the pen as it is.

 

I don't doubt that the paint is inside, it's just that these were the only two threads I was aware of that addressed the issue of repainting the black finish of vintage pens (and if I recall, a couple of posts in those threads make the claim that some MBs were painted inside as well...).

 

I was wondering about the bit of transparency we see where the piston unit is threaded in:

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I have a post-war Ibis and it shows the same minor transparency in the same place. Might the threads not have been painted or might the paint have been worn slightly when the piston was put in?


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Posted 24 April 2014 - 15:21

 

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 might the paint have been worn slightly when the piston was put in?

 

This is what I'm thinking. I have seen examples with completely worn paint, where the piston seal has been moving. ...not very nice to look at.


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Posted 01 May 2014 - 10:22



Probably some of you knows that I have a weak spot for Italian Designers. No, not Gucci or Armani...

What I mean are Italian Designers and architects which created fountain pens. For example Marcello Nizzoli, Marco Zanuso, Ettore Sottsass etc... Heres my small colection:

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And now, I also have a Mario Bellini! Great Italian Architect of post modern aera. The pen itself is a Lamy Persona, which has been the top oft he range model in the 1990s:

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Great pen: Huge like a Duofold, built like a thank, springy smooth 18ct. nib and a springloaded clip. One of the rare successful symbiosis of Italian design and German engineering.


The Lamy Personas were a beautiful pen indeed, I remember them way back many years ago. Were these pens introduced in the 80s or 90s, also what filling system did they use. Been hunting for one on Ebay but no luck.

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Posted 02 May 2014 - 07:53

The Persona is a c/c filler with a unique screw-in converter.

ps: this is a nice set:

http://m.ebay.ch/itm...Id=201081242356

also the seller can be recommended.

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Posted 27 May 2014 - 05:38

Long time no see here at Christof's. I really have to apologize for that. I'm sorry, but times are busy at the office and there are not that many pens coming along my work bench these days. Seems that flea markets and antique malls have dried out currently... Or maybe it's just me who's looking for rather special pens... I don't know.

Fortunately, I still have one or two penpals wich sometimes are willing to trade the one and other pen to me. Maybe you remember one of them, he bought a bunch of high end vintage pens and spent way to much money for decades. Yes the one I got my Pelikan 111 from. As it happend, he also got a 112. Also in great and unused shape, except the barrel which has fallen into onethousendandone parts...
Well, long story short, I bought the pen from him, mainly to help restoring his finances of course..., and the Pelikan 112 is mine now. Unfotrunately, I don't have a "before restoration" shot, because my friend already had disassembled the pen and sold me the parts except the defect barrel.
Restoration was easy, I just had to canibalize one of my green Pelikan 100 (I was lucky to buy some, together with the Pelikan IBIS recently...) and put the parts together to a nice Pelikan 112. Et voilà, here comes the pictures.

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There was still the original price tag on the pen. 40.50 Swiss Franks probably. In 1936, this was a lot of money for a pen. Nowadays, this sum would be the equivalent of 400 Swiss Franks. Not that much for a solid gold pen,...but far from what I had to pay. :(

Let's see what's next.
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Posted 27 May 2014 - 06:24

This is beautiful  :rolleyes:  :wub:  :D



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Posted 27 May 2014 - 07:19

Bravo!


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Posted 27 May 2014 - 08:04

Stunner as usual!



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Posted 27 May 2014 - 14:01

Real beauties Christoph, congratulations !

Francis



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Posted 27 May 2014 - 14:18

 

I'm speechless!



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Posted 27 May 2014 - 14:49

Christof, I always enjoy days when you post to this thread.  Thanks for sharing with us these great pens.  I wonder if you took any photos of the piston mechanism in the 111 and 112?

 

Thanks, DAVID


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Posted 27 May 2014 - 15:00

Nope, i didn't took a Picture of  this mechanism, but it's the same as other Pelikan 100 have and Looks like this (29-37):

 

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Posted 27 May 2014 - 19:42

Thanks!  That's exactly what I was hoping to see.  I had been wondering whether the piston mechanism screwed into the barrel as do the later versions and it looks like, in fact, it does.  You are always a wealth of knowledge!


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Posted 28 May 2014 - 10:59

:puddle:  Really amazing !


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