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Tale Of Two Montblanc 149 Celluloid Pens

montblanc 149 celluloid silver rings vintage

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#1 PFM 5

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Posted 06 July 2017 - 00:28

These are two of my 149's, the one on the top is a 1950's celluloid 149 with the words "Made in Germany" on the cap. The one below has a celluloid cap without the "Made in Germany" imprint. This one however has a later (Non-Celluloid) resin barrel. Although the caps look similar, the one on the top has the early curved clip. In addition, the cap of the early pen will fit the resin barrel, while the cap of the resin pen will not fit the celluloid barrel. I would appreciate some insight and feedback from  my Montblanc friends out there.

 

                     All the best!

 

                   Jose Garcia

 

PS: On the photo of the Montnblanc star the early cap is the one on the left, while the later celluloid is next to it. The cap on the extreme right is a later 1980's cap that I put there for comparison.

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#2 meiers

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Posted 06 July 2017 - 04:01

Thanks for the photos. Have you read Barry Gabay's wonderful article about the history of the 149?
Here is the link
http://download1477....abayPWMB149.pdf

#3 Joe in Seattle

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Posted 06 July 2017 - 16:33

Love the aged stars....
"how do I know what I think until I write it down?"

#4 BlueJ

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Posted 06 July 2017 - 17:23

Am I correct in guessing that the older nib is a Fine and the slightly newer one an Oblique Medium?



#5 zaddick

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Posted 06 July 2017 - 17:49

Am I correct in guessing that the older nib is a Fine and the slightly newer one an Oblique Medium?

Looks about right. The new pen could be an OM or OB, depending on the writing characteristics. If it is more stubbish on the diagonals then I would say OB..

 

The new body seems tobe a replacement from 1984 to 1989 era as it is a two piece barrel (started around 84) with the plastic threads 9ended around 89) on the piston.

 

So one celluloid pen and two caps. i wonder if someon rethreaded the celluloid cap on the resin pen to make it fit since the trheading switched in the mid 1980s. That could explain why one will not fit the other. Just a guess though.


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#6 PFM 5

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Posted 06 July 2017 - 20:59

You are absolutely right Zaddick, in this picture you can see that the different threads on the caps.

 

       Jose

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