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Pelikan 140 Review


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#1 woodwindmaster06

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Posted 21 June 2005 - 19:02

After 9 days of waiting it finally arrived the Pelikan 140 with an EF 14 Karat Nib. After much harrasment from my family for buying another fountain pen I finally brought it upstairs and inked it up with PR Black Magic Blue ink. This was my first piston filler fp and I have to say this is incredible! Faster filling than a convertor plus it holds 4x or more ink than my convertor pens. A fast smooth filling pen.

Now for the writing: It writes extremely well! There is moderate amount of flex going from about a EF to a Medium/Broad with very little pressure. It glides across the paper and is just a beautiful pen in general. I now fully understand why pelikan has had such support of their products. This pen looks really small but capped it fits perfectly in my hand. The ebay pics matched up with this pen it was picture perfect!

Pelikan pens are truly great pens and this is just another example of a fine pen, a very conservative yet beautiful pen that writes better than any pen I have used. It will take some time until I can fully yield this pen to be used the best after I get to know it better I will be certainly able to create beautiful scripts.

Great pen (Pel 140), Great price (41 USD w/out shipping), Great Expierence.
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Posted 21 June 2005 - 21:18

so glad this purchase turned out well and that you're enjoying it. They are lovely pens. Look forward to some scans of your handwriting, too!

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Posted 21 June 2005 - 21:26

That's a handsome pen and you're obviously very pleased with it. That's the best arrangement. Great when it happens.
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Posted 21 June 2005 - 22:12

Congratulations, Tim!

Glad it worked out so well. Just like KCat, I am looking forward to some scans of your writing!

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Posted 21 June 2005 - 22:46

Excellent!!! I'm so happy it turned out so well. :D Great pen, great price. Let see some writing samples.
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Posted 21 June 2005 - 22:47

Very good looking pen, Tim. :) All the best with it.

I'd like to see its and your writing with it, but I'm reluctant to ask as my hand is so bad. Easily legible, but it just looks like a guy's hand. ;) I realize that sex has nothing to do with the attractiveness of one's hand, but I grasp at any excuse :lol:

Hey, Wim has a new avatar up! :rolleyes:
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Posted 22 June 2005 - 02:41

Congrats on your new Pel! Thanks for sharing with us.
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Posted 22 June 2005 - 03:38

Glad it worked out! I could be wrong, but I would think that price qualifies you for a Sumgai? (I've seen much higher prices for these!)
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Posted 22 June 2005 - 04:11

Hi,

Nice pen, that really qualifies you as a sumgai. That price is only fitting for the M100 series steel nibs.

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Posted 22 June 2005 - 14:41

HELP!!!!: The pen works great for about two pages then it completly stops writing! The feed is well set and I can't find any problems with it, it just runs out of ink with ink still in the barrel. Are vintage pelikan pens capable of removing the nib??? It just stops dead in its tracks. please any suggestions? :bonk: :(
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Posted 22 June 2005 - 16:19

Hi,

Soak the nib (If possible) in water overnight, then clean the pen carefully. A good ultrasound might help.

Dillon

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Posted 24 June 2005 - 20:44

I am happy to report that after two nights of soaking that the fp is working great with absolutly NO flow problems whatsoever! I have done a written review but my scanner is not cooperating so once that gets up I'll post it up.
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Posted 24 June 2005 - 20:56

Hi,

Congratulations.

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#14 Gerry

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Posted 24 June 2005 - 21:08

I am happy to report that after two nights of soaking that the fp is working great with absolutly NO flow problems whatsoever!  I have done a written review but my scanner is not cooperating so once that gets up I'll post it up. 
Tim

Tim, you should probably give a few hints to that chap over in Repair who is having some problems with flow with his Pel too... I forget what his name... B)

http://www.fountainp...indpost&p=26454


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