This is my first post after recently joining the FPN. I'm hoping one or more of the members will be able to assist me in identifying the following pen. After being fortunate enough to acquire my first Montblanc last year on a trip to Europe, a 149, I’ve been enjoying reading the forum posts and learning about the different models and variants.
After buying the 149, I was looking for a matching MB crystal inkwell and ended up buying an inkwell and pen stand on eBay at a very good price. As it turns out the pen stand is too small for the 149 but the bonus was that a MB fountain pen was included with the stand, making the purchase even better value.
Any assistance in confirming my diagnosis of the model and vintage of the pen would be greatly appreciated.
Unfortunately there is no cap so I can't confirm whether it would have indicated Germany or W. Germany or whether it had a serial number.
The following are the characteristics of the pen and I’ve included a couple of photos, excuse the lighting, to aid review:
Dimensions: Length (nib tip to end of filler cap) is approx 123mm and the width is approx 13mm
Barrel: ink window with stripes
Nib: Two Tone 14K, quite flexible when compared to the Parker Duofold I'm used to.
Feed: Plastic with horizontal combs ?
Filler Thread: Brass
From the above characteristics, and using the Dating 149’s post images and chart and from reading various FPN 146 posts, I believe it’s a modern 146 post 1990 variant.
I’m in the process of sourcing parts to build a cap after enquiring about the costs from MB Technical Services in Australia who wanted between AUS$230 for the cap body and AUS$610 for a complete cap with a pen service. So far I’ve sourced a cap body ($75) and clip ($50), just need a cap top to match.
Thanks in advance and look forward to your thoughts.