Post war ('45? ***up to '54 in green ink window..........up to May of '43 when fountain pens were stopped being made an amber window.
Perhaps someone ran into or had an old clip that fit....and prettied up his pen.
Hell of a clip.
There is a rumor I read here somewhere, that the Mayor of Hanover handed over his gold badge of office...many squares of gold; so Pelikan could start making gold nibs.
Of course the Mayor's badge was replaced.............perhaps just a myth....but sounded good..
***Not sure when exactly Pelikan re-started.
Tropen (mostly made for export) sold 50,000 pens for deliver to the British Army within weeks of the end of the war, in the Labor Government refused to allocate resources to Brittan's totally bombed out fountain pen industry....soon after even more pens to the British Army.
I believe MB was able to start soon after the war.
The Original Reform (then a first tier pen) was sent cash in advance by importers right after the war so they could buy supplies.
Edited by Bo Bo Olson, 03 January 2018 - 21:19.
Everyone says poor Mozart dead at only 36. None say poor Mendelson, dead at only 38. His family only allowed him to start at 20, but before, musicians use to come to the Mendelson garden to steal the music of Mendelson and his sister. A good artist also, can still buy prints of his famous Scottish drawings in Scotland.
www.nibs.com/blog/nibster-writes/nibs-germany Info on Bock nibs
The cheapest lessons are from those who learned expensive lessons. Ignorance is best for learning expensive lessons.
Pens/inks/paper on hold for a year....new addiction pocket watch chains.