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#1 Astroix

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Posted 06 May 2010 - 23:58

I'm thinking about focusing my fountain pen collection on German pens. Is there a master list of German manufacturers? If not, let's use this thread to form one.

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#2 Breck

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Posted 07 May 2010 - 00:06

Off the top of my head:

Montblanc
Pelikan
Lamy
Kaweco
Goldfink
Soennecken

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Posted 07 May 2010 - 00:11

Off the top of my head:

Montblanc
Pelikan
Lamy
Kaweco
Goldfink
Soennecken

Add:
Geha
Osmia

Luxor
L&C Hardtmuth
Bohler
Tropen
and add Simplo an early manifestation of Montblanc

Edited by karmakoda, 07 May 2010 - 00:14.


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Posted 07 May 2010 - 00:16

Add Diplomat.

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#5 Breck

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Posted 07 May 2010 - 00:20

Add UHU.

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Posted 07 May 2010 - 00:21

Ero and Reform.

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Posted 07 May 2010 - 00:31

GvFC
Artus (early version of Lamy)
Add Merlin too.

And somewhere in the Pen History forum there is a master list of manufacturers...or is it in the reviews :hmm1: But there is one floating around the ether of FPN. Try here!

Edited by alkman, 07 May 2010 - 00:41.


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Posted 07 May 2010 - 00:42

If Merlin counts, shouldn't rOtring count, too?

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Posted 07 May 2010 - 00:56

And Montblanc



Yes I know its been mentioned already but I like it so much I just had to mention again :ltcapd:

Edited by goodguy, 07 May 2010 - 00:57.

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#10 Bo Bo Olson

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Posted 07 May 2010 - 01:06

Well I got 7, and bid on a couple more, and a couple I've not bid on.

Get the Lambrau book. It is the greatest help you can have.

Some of them made the pens in Germany but were basically export firms like Tropen, and Luxor, Merlin/Clio. They made good pens, but the market was saturated.I'm not sure if Matador is German too, but it is a good pen.

All German companies made pens other than black for the Export market....they cost more than black...and are harder to find; for me in Germany.

German vintage '50-70 semi-flex stubs and those in oblique give the real thing in On Demand line variation. Modern Oblique is a waste of money for a shadow of line variation. Being too lazy to Hunt for affordable vintage oblique pens, lets you 'hunt' for line variation instead of having it.

www.nibs.com/blog/nibster-writes/nibs-germany      Info on Bock nibs

 

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#11 Stylo

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Posted 07 May 2010 - 01:41

Another one is Cleo Skribent, from former East Germany. It was briefly imported by Swisher and it may still be sold by passion4pens.

I was at some point very tempted by their Linea Arte silver pen.

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Posted 07 May 2010 - 02:41

Another one is Cleo Skribent, from former East Germany. It was briefly imported by Swisher and it may still be sold by passion4pens.

I was at some point very tempted by their Linea Arte silver pen.


This does beg an interesting question; does anyone know the state company or private affiliate of the DDR that produced FPs from 1945-1989? Was there more than one?

I have not looked at the Cleo site, but I will shortly.

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Posted 07 May 2010 - 02:45

Markant was a DDR pen.

I have a pair of Cleo Skribent Chiffre piston fillers. Decent pens. Passion4pens (I think it is) now carries a very expensive Cleo.
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Posted 07 May 2010 - 02:48

Matador, Ric Lei

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Posted 07 May 2010 - 02:58

Check:

http://stores.ebay.c...634Q2ec0Q2em322

For the full variety, look at his "other" section.
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Posted 07 May 2010 - 06:44

Greif
Brause
Garant (another East German company)
Welt Pen
Senator
Solid

I have a list of more but will have to post them tomorrow. Senator still makes pens, I think, but the others are vintage only.

Edited by fpman, 07 May 2010 - 06:56.

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Posted 07 May 2010 - 09:15

I have such a long way to go,

Herma
Leander
DDR Markant ( I think someone mentioned it.)

Adlatus

Then there are the many "no names".
There were many mom and pop pen makers; for local market, who bought unfinished pens from teh big boys and assembled or fixed them up...and have absolutely no markings, out side of A Warrented or Peter Bock nib, if that. Many just have a nib saying Iridium point/and or/ Made in W.Germany.

Edited by Bo Bo Olson, 07 May 2010 - 11:08.

German vintage '50-70 semi-flex stubs and those in oblique give the real thing in On Demand line variation. Modern Oblique is a waste of money for a shadow of line variation. Being too lazy to Hunt for affordable vintage oblique pens, lets you 'hunt' for line variation instead of having it.

www.nibs.com/blog/nibster-writes/nibs-germany      Info on Bock nibs

 

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Posted 07 May 2010 - 09:24

No mention of (Graf von) Faber Castell? Tsk Tsk

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Posted 07 May 2010 - 10:17

Sourkraut, liverwurst, and... of course... beer!

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Posted 07 May 2010 - 11:31

Aristokrat (no longer made, seems company was based in Fürth next to Nuremberg)
online pens (based in Neumarkt, also not far from Nuremberg)

This page lists a few more companies I've never heard of.






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