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A Pelikan Lever Filler? Or Some Other Bird!

lever filler pelikan accountant nib

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#1 Ben Looijesteijn

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Posted 01 November 2014 - 13:05

Dear FPN-ers,

I recently restored an old bakelite lever filler fountain pen that, to my surprise, held a Pelikan nib. A firm XF nib as shown on picture. There is no flex whatsoever in the nib. I believe they call this an accountant nib.
The big question is: does it belong to this pen or not? And if not, what is the make of the pen? There are no identification marks on it at all. I've never seen a Pelikan lever filler before, so it must be a mix of brands. Or am I wrong?

Thanks for any suggestion!
Ben

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#2 Ben Looijesteijn

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Posted 01 November 2014 - 13:07

Here is a better picture of the nib...

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#3 Bo Bo Olson

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Posted 01 November 2014 - 13:26

If and it is possible Pelikan made a lever pen from before @1929 when they bought up the patent for the Piston pen, the nib's breather hole would be heart shaped, in Pelikan bought it's nibs originally from MB.

 

Soennecken and MB had to dragged screaming and kicking into piston pens, after Pelikan brought out the piston pen.

 

 

It looks much later than 1928, looks early '50's because of the short cap top.

 

Just a Pelikan nib on a no name.


Edited by Bo Bo Olson, 01 November 2014 - 13:29.

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 & https://www.peter-bo...cts/nib-systems,

 

The cheapest lessons are from those who learned expensive lessons. Ignorance is best for learning expensive lessons.

 

 

 


#4 akmac

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Posted 01 November 2014 - 13:26

The only early Pelikans I've heard of that weren't piston fillers had the bulb-filling mechanism instead. These usually had some marking identifying them as products of the Gunther Wagner factory. The feed on your pen also looks rather different than those used by Pelikan at the time. Given those, I would concur that someone did indeed put a Pelikan 100(N) nib on some other, possibly non-German pen as a replacement part.

#5 Yehenara

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Posted 01 November 2014 - 14:17

Looks like a Pelikan nib on a non-Pelikan pen. 



#6 Ben Looijesteijn

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Posted 01 November 2014 - 14:52

Hi and thanks to you all! It's what I thought as well. A bit af a disappointment to be honest. Nevertheless a very smooth writer! And a pen-with-a-story. Much like this duo. What to think of this. A parker vacumetic(?) cap and matching nib on a piston filler! People do weird things...

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