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#1 christiandrs

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Posted 15 January 2018 - 21:13

Hi, folks.

 

Can someone identify and provide any information about this safety pen? According to the engravings, it's a «Stoffhaas» 204, 14K nib #4, but I can't find any information on the web. 

 

Dimensions:

Closed: 11,8 cm

Uncapped: 10,4 cm

Uncapped + nib: 12,2 cm

Posted: 16,7 cm

 

Thanks in advance.

 

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Edited by christiandrs, 15 January 2018 - 21:16.


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#2 Rowbo

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Posted 15 January 2018 - 22:32

Look harder!  :)

 

http://www.fountainp...s/#entry1610316

 

http://fountainpen.d...y-octagonal.htm


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#3 christiandrs

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Posted 15 January 2018 - 23:03

Thank you, Rowbo.

 

I have seen these links before, but none of them show exactly the same pen I have.

 

After looking for information, it seems my pen was made in 1930-1939 -- because of the clip and the octogonal body -- not before, as I suspected right after purchasing this pen. I have seen many MB safety pens with round bodies and clip or octogonal bodies and no clip -- but haven't seen any safety pen with octogonal body and clip.

 

Anyway, thank you for your kindness.



#4 Rowbo

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Posted 16 January 2018 - 12:52

Hi Christiandrs

 

Another site you may or may not have seen is: http://montblanc.par.../montblanc.html

 

This site is referenced from our home page pinned posts - Monblanc reference websites by Kalessin.

 

My information on Montblanc is derived purely online, unlike our resident experts, to whom I shall defer.

 

Edit: Actually, on looking at your photos, the clip looks to me as if it has been added - it does not look as if it is a perfect fit to the rest of the pen.


Edited by Rowbo, 16 January 2018 - 13:14.

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#5 Rowbo

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Posted 16 January 2018 - 15:38

My interest is piqued! - so I googled montblanc octagonal and looked at some images.

 

Here is another website that might interest you too: http://pensninks.blogspot.co.uk/2016/01/1924-1928-montblanc-8-sided-no-6-safety.html 

 

Edit: It seems linking to a page on Michael R's blog does not work. Here is his home page: http://pensninks.blogspot.co.uk. Search for '8-sided' or look for the label '8-sided' on the pop-out on the right hand side. (Thank you Michael, a most informative site).


Edited by Rowbo, 16 January 2018 - 22:17.

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#6 farmdogfan

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Posted 16 January 2018 - 16:19

There is a similar pen (same clip) pictured in the montblanc book (collectible stars 1908-1947), it´s a montblanc 8 sided "204" and it was made 1935-1936.



#7 christiandrs

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Posted 18 January 2018 - 12:23

Thank you again, Rowbo! And thank you, farmdogfan!



#8 christiandrs

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Posted 18 January 2018 - 12:54

Thanks to your help, guys, I've found it!

http://www.collectib...3-F-SY-BLC-8S-X



#9 CS388

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Posted 18 January 2018 - 23:01

Congratulations, christiandrs, that's a real beauty!



#10 christiandrs

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Posted 21 January 2018 - 18:37

Congratulations, christiandrs, that's a real beauty!

 Thank you, CS388!







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