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Help With Info Regarding A Vintage Fp Bought In Vienna

vintage fountain pen vienna austria gold 14c nib celluloid body

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#1 dorothylim


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Posted 02 January 2016 - 17:30

I recently visited the WFW shop in Vienna, Austria, and purchased a lovely vintage button-filler fountain pen. The shop owner said that though the pen was unmarked, he believes it is most likely a vintage made-in-Austria Tempo. The body is celluoid, the section of hard rubber. On the nib, the words say "WARRANTED 14 Ct 1st QUALITY".


I am a little unsure if I heard him saying it was made in the 1960s, because on the certificate he provided me, it said "1930s". 


I was wondering if anyone could provide any information to help in identifying the make or placing the time period of this pen?



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Edited by dorothylim, 02 January 2016 - 18:25.

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#2 sidthecat


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Posted 02 January 2016 - 23:24

It looks like an old Pelikan, but the original nib came to grief.

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Posted 03 January 2016 - 04:08

To be honest, it doesn't look anything like a Pelikan to me.


I could believe anything from the mid-1930s to the mid-1950s (I have a Staedtler with this sort of 1930s look to it, but the piston seal is plastic, hence presumably post-war).


Is there any barrel imprint, possibly a very faint one?

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