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Old German Piston Filler ( 80's / 90's )


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#1 old4570

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 03:35

 

Got me a few ( 3 ) of these old German piston filler fountain pens . 

I don't know anything about them except one seller said they may be late 80's early 90's .. 

 

1) Pretty smooth writer 

2) Does not hold as much ink as other piston fillers 

3) This one has a tight piston action ( 2 out of 3 ) , one is a little too easy  .. 

4) Writes on the wet side 

5) Canting the pen left made no difference 

6) Canting the pen right - very scratchy 

7) Inverted was like writing with a nail 

8) Screw on cap 3/4 turn 

9) No leaks no burps 

10) Instant starter 

11) Can still be had on Ebay 

12) Posts just fine 



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Posted 19 May 2018 - 20:16

:notworthy1: Thank you! I've stumbled across these but found no info. Piston pen and screw on cap, shouldn't evaporate much... If it were a dry nib I'd jump on it, need something less wet for Kon Peki... And I'm saving for a Pelikan.


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Posted 08 October 2018 - 15:44

Thank you, great review! Does the nib have any bounce or is it a nail?



 
Got me a few ( 3 ) of these old German piston filler fountain pens . 
I don't know anything about them except one seller said they may be late 80's early 90's .. 
 
1) Pretty smooth writer 
2) Does not hold as much ink as other piston fillers 
3) This one has a tight piston action ( 2 out of 3 ) , one is a little too easy  .. 
4) Writes on the wet side 
5) Canting the pen left made no difference 
6) Canting the pen right - very scratchy 
7) Inverted was like writing with a nail 
8) Screw on cap 3/4 turn 
9) No leaks no burps 
10) Instant starter 
11) Can still be had on Ebay 
12) Posts just fine [/quote]

Edited by sundragon, 09 October 2018 - 15:22.


#4 Honeybadgers

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Posted 09 October 2018 - 01:42

oh god here comes Bo Bo. I can hear him stomping towards this thread like a Tyrannosaurus Rex.



#5 sundragon

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Posted 09 October 2018 - 15:21

Sorry, What does this have do with this thread?

oh god here comes Bo Bo. I can hear him stomping towards this thread like a Tyrannosaurus Rex.



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Posted 09 October 2018 - 15:26

Stick around.


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#7 Bo Bo Olson

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Posted 19 November 2018 - 22:36

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?

Odd nib.

.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 :o @ 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. :yikes: 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.

German vintage '50-70 semi-flex stubs and those in oblique give the real thing in On Demand line variation. Modern Oblique is a waste of money for a shadow of line variation. Being too lazy to Hunt for affordable vintage oblique pens, lets you 'hunt' for line variation instead of having it.

www.nibs.com/blog/nibster-writes/nibs-germany      Info on Bock nibs

 

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