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ArchiMark posted a topic in Other Brands - EuropeThought I'd create a reference thread on ST Dupont Montparnasse & Chairman model fountain pens. Think these unique design and high quality pens deserve a post about them. Hopefully, most will agree...... Like with some other similar threads (example, see Delta pen reference threads...), would like this to be a 'reference thread'. By that I mean to keep the thread less of a conversational or 'pen review' thread and mostly a listing of descriptive information about the pens. So, would ask to avoid posting subjective or judgmental info that would be in a typical discussion post or
I am one of the DuPont fans. My pens to date have been D-line, Orpheo, Fidelio, neo-classique. I have just acquired my first Montparnasse, a new old stock LE Rendez-vous Sun. A truly stunning piece of art! I would now like to add another and have been looking at ebay. The size issue confuses me. I know that these pens came in a large size and smaller. On ebay, some pens are designated M1, M2, large, or XL. Is it possible to tell the large size from a photo without having dimension data? I have looked at the reference pages on this site but I could find no information about the various M1, M2,
I am a new owner of a Dupont Montparnasse. The feed seems to be of a unique design. There are none of the typical slots that function as ink reservoirs to deal with pressure changes, nor does the nib have the usual breather hole through which you can view the feed slot. Do any of the Dupont experts out there clarify how this manages to deal with pressure changes, ie, is there an alternative to the slots? Thanks for any info!
Having a mild interest in adding another Classique to my S T Dupont pens, I came across an advertiser in the land of Oz, offering a Classique and a Montparnasse, as well as a whole bunch of other much more expensive pens. The advertiser has a good seller rating and many followers. He offers a 30-day money back guarantee, and said that all goods were owned by him, collected over many years. However (and leaving aside all matters of price), my caution came from the fact that the "Montparnasse" is quite obviously not. Neither pen comes with box or papers, yet of the "Montparnasse" (it looks t