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The Welsh surveyor and Governor of India, Sir George Everest never climbed Everest and quite possibly never even laid eyes on it, yet the great peak is named after him. He actually objected to this strongly in his lifetime but his successor decided to do it anyway back in 1865 and so still today the great peak is known in English as 'Everest'. In 2008, on a date of no significance to the mountain (as far as I know), Pelikan released the limited edition Everest fountain pens and ballpoints. The fountain pen is the 640 model, comparable in size to the M800 but with some subtle differences. The d
I've been meaning to do this for ages and I'm only getting around to it now. This is my little flock of Pelikans but one little Frakenbird is missing from the picture - a blue wave m200 with a 400 nib. I would very much appreciate help in identifying the older Pelikan in the picture. It has a monotone gold nib and is in green stripe with a rounded end and round domed end to the cap. The cap also appears to be lined in brass. It's a medium nib, but has a bit of flex and seems to me to write slightly stubby. It was sold to me as a 400N from the 70's; would this be correct? Below is a sh