I think by the Finial it is a '50's pen. The shape of both the finial and the piston knob looks '50's...torpedo was very in, Swan, MB 146/9, some Geha, 140&400nn Pelikan, some Geha and Osmia were also torpedo. ............is it a blind cap?
.DM7.99 = $2.00 .
Eros? Another third tier producer like Mutschler.
Does the nib screw out? Not that that would help on what make it is.
Could well be an unmarked DDR...East German pen, sold cheap across the border....half illegally. Wondering about the Germany marked nib and nothing else....normally some sort of garbage on the nib..
I do have old dirt cheap half rusted....gee you collect pens, have these and the watches needing batteries...
I have to admit, mostly when I was noobie, bought a bit better condition....but when one starts out thinking E12-15 was a lot of money for a fountain pen....one does get some...Whatdehell's. They all wrote.
Well, I do have some experience with old cheap German pens...........wouldn't be posting if this was a Parker, Waterman or Sheaffer question........
Back when a Sheaffer Snorkel (the King of Pens) went for $12, a 400nn Pelikan went for $10-12 @ 1964-5-6. (Very ugly old fashioned pen...so I thought back in the day........didn't like the rough 2000 either when it came out in '66.)....
A Rolled Gold trimmed wide cap band Snorkel went for $14, the clunky looking MB 146/9 with just plated gold went for more. No one ever really heard of those pens, MB or Pelikan....local yokal product like the tiny BMW or the small very under powered Mercedes............the only good thing was the diesel was good for 500,000 miles.
1971/2 a P-75 is sterling silver went for $22....some $8-9 more than a Snorkel....only took me 50 years to get that Snorkel, I didn't buy that day.
Edited by Bo Bo Olson, 19 November 2018 - 23:07.