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Montegrappa Elmo 302B from the early 50s


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#1 camoandconcrete

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Posted 26 March 2010 - 02:47

Here is the review of my vintage Elmo 302B by Montegrappa. This pen is great, and I really, really wish the threads didn't chip on the blind cap. Is there anyone out there who can fix the threads?

Anyway, here it is! I hope you enjoy. The second to last photo shows the beautiful celluloid the most. Also, the last photo shows the chipped threads from when I took off the blind cap to photograph it.
Fifth sentence is supposed to read: I would say this would probably be considered a gentleman's waist coat pen.
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Edited by MiamiArchStudent, 26 March 2010 - 03:00.

What I'm looking for: Montblanc 132, 235, 422 and 432. Any help would be most appreciated.

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#2 jbn10161

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Posted 26 March 2010 - 03:21

What a great pen!
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#3 dnb

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Posted 26 March 2010 - 04:15

It's a beauty! Love the color. Enjoy it and thanks for the review.
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#4 IWantThat

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Posted 26 March 2010 - 04:24

What a beautiful pen :) I'm with you on the Montegrappa addiction, and flex in the nib seems to be one of their signatures. Thanks for the great review and the lovely pics.
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Posted 26 March 2010 - 05:17

Stunning pen, amazing colour, awesome nib.
Has Montegrappa ever done a re-issue of these classic celluloid pens? Other than the 1930 Extra, Emblema, Miya and the regular celluloid line?
Thank you for sharing this lovely gem and good luck with the thread repair.

#6 camoandconcrete

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Posted 26 March 2010 - 05:30

Aside from the Extra, Miya, the only other reissue that I am aware of is the Elmo from 1998. I own one as well in red and it is stunning. Here's the link: Elmo Reissue in Red Celluloid
What I'm looking for: Montblanc 132, 235, 422 and 432. Any help would be most appreciated.

#7 georges zaslavsky

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Posted 26 March 2010 - 05:44

very nice pen, enjoy it in good health :thumbup:
Pens are like watches , once you start a collection, you can hardly go back. And pens like all fine luxury items do improve with time

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Posted 26 March 2010 - 11:52

Great review, thanks.
And how can this be, because he is the Kwisatz Haderach.


#9 camoandconcrete

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Posted 27 March 2010 - 05:13

Thanks everyone! I have already contacted Ron Z and he said he can fix the threads so I am glad and relieved that they can be fixed.
What I'm looking for: Montblanc 132, 235, 422 and 432. Any help would be most appreciated.






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