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#1 rmoering

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Posted 08 March 2017 - 19:21

I have a Mont Blanc Masterpiece that used to belong to my grandfather. I'd like to know a bit more about the pen and more importantly where I can send it to get some tender loving care so that I can use it.

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Posted 08 March 2017 - 19:25

Welcome to the forum!  This is a late 1950s 140 with oblique broad nib.  If you go to the sticky thread "Dating 149s" you can find a chart with a plethora of information. 


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Posted 08 March 2017 - 19:30

Can it be used now?  Have you tried it?



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Posted 08 March 2017 - 19:42

Pen is late 1950s and loos restorable rom the photos. Brad Torelli is your guy in the US. He can clean the pen to get it working, and even reblacken the barrel or polish it out. I send all my vintage MBs to him as he is in CT, versus most other MB experts are in  Europe.

 

You will have a hard time finding a period correct clip, but most any 149 clip will fit as a short term replacement.

 

Be careful not forcing the piston to move. It might be stuck and you do not want to break it.


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Posted 08 March 2017 - 20:10

Hi rmoering  :W2FPN:

 

Just in case you had not realised, that 'silver rings' 149 pen is worth  a lot of $$$, as well as being a treasured heirloom. It is well worth the cost of any 'tlc' for the added value it will bring.

 

Please, do nothing to harm that pen. Try dipping the nib in ink to see how it writes, no need to fill it.

 

Are you normally a fountain pen user?

 

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#6 rmoering

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Posted 09 March 2017 - 00:41

Can it be used now?  Have you tried it?



Honestly I don't know how to fill it but before I do anything I want it looked at by a professional to have it cleaned and to make any possible repairs.

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Posted 09 March 2017 - 00:43

Pen is late 1950s and loos restorable rom the photos. Brad Torelli is your guy in the US. He can clean the pen to get it working, and even reblacken the barrel or polish it out. I send all my vintage MBs to him as he is in CT, versus most other MB experts are in  Europe.
 
You will have a hard time finding a period correct clip, but most any 149 clip will fit as a short term replacement.
 
Be careful not forcing the piston to move. It might be stuck and you do not want to break it.




Thanks, that's why I posted here because I don't want to cause any damage.

Do you by chance have contact info for Brad (phone, website, etc.)?

#8 rmoering

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Posted 09 March 2017 - 00:55

Welcome to the forum!  This is a late 1950s 140 with oblique broad nib.  If you go to the sticky thread "Dating 149s" you can find a chart with a plethora of information.



Thanks, will do.

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Posted 09 March 2017 - 03:03

Brad.torelli@Gmail.com

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Posted 09 March 2017 - 03:06

If you want to see some of the work he has done for me

http://www.fountainp...id-149-journey/

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Posted 09 March 2017 - 03:13

Very cool... And very smart for asking first. I'm the kind of person who likes fiddling and trying to fix things on my own but that's a terrible way to be with heirlooms.

Definitely keep the forum appraised of how the restore goes.

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Posted 09 March 2017 - 13:36

Congratulations on inheriting this very valuable heirloom. Send it off to Brad and take very good care of it when it gets back.


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Posted 09 March 2017 - 13:48

Two winners there, the pen and Brad Torelli.


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Posted 09 March 2017 - 19:04

Congratulations - that's a beauty you have there! Hope you get it restored and carry part of your grandfather with you wherever you go. Priceless. 



#15 rmoering

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Posted 09 March 2017 - 23:27

Brad.torelli@Gmail.com


I spoke with him today and have sent it off for him to look at and restore.

Thanks a ton for his info.

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Posted 09 March 2017 - 23:28

Congratulations on inheriting this very valuable heirloom. Send it off to Brad and take very good care of it when it gets back.



I sent it off to him today. I'm looking forward to seeing it when he finishes





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