Thought I'd create a reference thread on ST Dupont Montparnasse & Chairman model fountain pens. Think these unique design and high quality pens deserve a post about them. Hopefully, most will agree......
Like with some other similar threads (example, see Delta pen reference threads...), would like this to be a 'reference thread'. By that I mean to keep the thread less of a conversational or 'pen review' thread and mostly a listing of descriptive information about the pens. So, would ask to avoid posting subjective or judgmental info that would be in a typical discussion post or pen review. Hope this makes sense....
Hopefully, the moderator will make this a sticky thread as it should be a useful reference guide to these pens over time.
If you have a variation of these pens, like a finish or pattern that I don't have, please add a post with your pen (a few photos and short description would be good...).
So, here we go......
I've now amassed 6 Montparnasse (including one LE pen) and 3 Chairman model ST Dupont pens. So, most of the pens in this series.
All of the pens I have are in the Large size. There is a smaller size available. Smaller size is a tad bit shorter and narrower diameter, otherwise basically the same pen.
Here's some group photos of the pens; capped and uncapped.
From left to right in photo:
1. Montparnasse Black
2. Montparnasse Blue
3. Montparnasse Green
4. Chairman Grenat Green
5. Chairman Grenat Red
6. Chairman Ambre (Amber)
7. Montparnasse Ecaille (often called marbled brown or tortoiseshell, thanks jar for correct name)
8. Montparnasse Silver Godron (lined pattern)
9. Montparnasse Silver Mozart LE
Approximate Dimensions (Large Size Pens)
Length - Pen Capped: 13.8 cm (5.5")
Barrel Diameter - Wide point (near start of gold section ring): 12.5 mm (0.5")
Barrel Diameter - Narrow point at end of barrel: Only about (1/32") narrower diameter
Length - Uncapped (from end to tip of nib): 12.4 cm (4-15/16")
Length - Uncapped (from end to end of section at nib: 10.4 cm (4.125")
Length Cap: 4.7 cm (1-7/8")
Diameter Cap - Wide point: 15 mm (0.625")
Nib Imprint: 18ct 750 with cursive 'D' in middle
Will add a separate post for each series of pen, with info and photos soon, so, that you have a better idea of what each one is like.
Hope you find this interesting and useful. If so, I might do another reference thread on the great Olympio model pens of which there are many versions.
Again, please try to keep this thread free from miscellaneous comments or subjective opinions. We can do that either on another thread here or in the Pen Review forum section. By doing it this way, it will help make this a useful reference source on these pens as you won't have to wade through lots of posts to find the info about these pens. Hope this is clear and makes sense.
Thanks for looking. Feel free to PM me with any questions or concerns about this approach, etc....