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Montblanc 146 18C Two-Tone?

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#1 xxtt3

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Posted 16 March 2017 - 20:25

Hi all

 

This is a Montblanc 146 with 18c two tone nib. It is from my personal collection but I couldn't find any info about it.

 

I do appreciate if someone could provide some information like years, production background regarding to this pen. 

 

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#2 Limitlesspens

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Posted 16 March 2017 - 20:31

Congrats on the pen :)

 

Your pen is a transitional model - quite rare now - you can read more about it in this links:

 

http://www.fountainp...t/#entry1927311

 

http://www.fountainp...sitional-model/



#3 xxtt3

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Posted 16 March 2017 - 20:42

Thanks for such fast reply and links. :)

In my opinion,the transitional model usually has a blue inkview window but this one is just like later model which is gray.

It is also strange it has a two tone nib with 18C which I never see. 

 

 

Congrats on the pen :)

 

Your pen is a transitional model - quite rare now - you can read more about it in this links:

 

http://www.fountainp...t/#entry1927311

 

http://www.fountainp...sitional-model/



#4 Limitlesspens

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Posted 16 March 2017 - 21:28

It is possible, that this is later model or barrel was replaced during the pen life.

 

As for the nib -  from what I know the 18C nib were produced mainly on french market since the law regulations there says that gold can be 18c or higher. I see that the pen box has a booklet - with asian letter (don't know if it's chinese/japanese or other) it's possible that the same regulations were introduced to place where the pen came to your possesion.



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Posted 16 March 2017 - 22:14

That looks like the finest EF nib I have seen in a while  :o



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Posted 16 March 2017 - 23:21

That is a nice EF.

 

I chase the nib...or try too. Oddly, I'd not kept track in my mind that the following two were two toned nibs. :rolleyes:.

Pens gotten later in one's collection; or selection might be a better word, don't stand out quite as much as earlier pens. I was forgetful when young too, so don't worry about it.

 

I have a 70s-80 model Large 146 that I judge a B (in there is no marking), , monotone gold 14 K  regular flex. ( :headsmack: I'd swore it narrower until I just tested against my KOB.) I don't know if MB was making wider nibs then than in the '50's. If so it could have been sold as an M.

The 'springy' modern 2000's nibs are wide.

 

And I finally lucked out getting a medium-large '50-60's 146 maxi-semi-flex, with a flatter, faster feed, which is two toned 14 K. OBB.

I just ran a test of it vs a monotone 14 K marked semi-flex 234 1/2 Deluxe (52-54 only) KOB. Nibs were 1/2 a width narrower back then. An OB could be mistaken for an modern M.

 

My rolled gold 742  (51-55) also has  two toned 14 K nib....matched vs the KOB I'd say an M....but with out that I'd call it an F. M-F??? (Between a semi-flex and a maxi.)

Comparing it to yours, I'm sliding more towards M..........I really don't worry much about exact width...in with slop/tolerance and different era's and other companies having the same problem with nibs in their standards ...one compares apples and pineapples. 

 

I prefer the balance of the older middle-large 146. That one I can grab and never have a second thought. The newer Large 146, I always need that minute  to get use to it being a Large pen.

 

I'm done hunting MB's.....a very slow hunt, but the three flex's of the '50's pens is what I was after....actually just a semi&maxi....but will take the middle too. (I have other semi&maxi's by other German companies. 2 of 7 Pelikans 1 of 5 Geha's, and 1 of three MB's.....I don't count Osmia/O-F-C, in they labeled their nibs, Diamond for semi-flex and Supra for maxi. So one knows what one is buying.

 

Counting the regular flex and a modern 'springy' fatter nib, I've got what MB offers nibwise. Well, I did test a Weak Kneed Wet Noodle '20's Safety pen....that went in a live auction for much more than I could think of.

In I refuse to practice...two wet noodles is enough (from other companies)...and '30's MB's are over my limit.


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.

 

 

 






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