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.
What is the true face of Alec Guinness?
www.nibs.com/blog/nibster-writes/nibs-germany Info on Bock nibs
Semi-flex is an “almost” flex; not a ‘flex’ nib. It is great for regular writing with a touch of flair. It can give you some fancy; but it is not made for real fancy writing. For bit more of that get a maxi-semi-flex. Both spread tines 3X. Those are not "Flex" nibs.
Wider than Normal does not exist. Wider than Japanese does. Every company has it's very own standard + slop/tolerance. Developed from the users of it's pens and inks only; not the users or inks of other companies pens. Paper and ink matter to nib width. Thank god for 1/2 sizes or it would be boring.