Posted 10 October 2010 - 12:30
Good morning Pen Fans,
This chart has become a new addiction! Yipee!!! Far less expensive than hunting and buying fountain pens.
Welcome to this forum, soroos. You will encounter friendly people here. The feed on your pen is from ca. 1992-96. It was the first plastic feed on the 149s. It was replaced by the one shown on the far right of the David-Kai chart, the second generation feed which has been in use since 96. For those of you with Writer's Edition pens, you can look at the Hemingway feed for first generation and the Dumas feed for a second generation example. The nib on your pen, three-tone 18C, as noted above, is far older than the other components on your pen. Your pen was made sometime between the early 1980s and yesterday morning. We can narrow the dates later by answering additional questions. At this point, let's just say you have a fairly recent pen with a nib replacement. Your replacement nib, by the way, is one of the very great nibs which was produced for the 149, considered the best or second best by many collectors, especially Europeans who have more experience with 18 carat than do North Americans and Asians. Congratulations on a wonderful new acquisition.