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Hi

 

Today saw a well packaged pen arrive via the "Bay". I took a chance on an unknown brand (to me) that looked interesting and a low starting price. It was untested as I think that the seller might not be familiar with a piston filler. This turned out to be a Geha 722. It shows no evidence of ink in the windows and a flush of water brought only enough ink to indicate a possible dip test.

 

Sticker shows Fine for the nib.

 

Can anyone date this pen please?

 

I think I want to try this with a bright red ink. Any suggestions for a good red? (other than a Shiraz)

 

I have tried to do the nib justice with a small compact camera. Why does it take 87 photos to get some decent shots?

 

Enjoy the nib art.

 

Oh! The price £3.99 and free p&p!!!!

 

I feel almost guilty paying so little.

 

K

 

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Great find - I'm no Geha expert but it's probably a pen from the 60's - 70's based on its styling; their earlier pens were shaped more like torpedos a la MB. I have a few Gehas and I've found them to be really good workhorse pens - I imagine yours will be the same!

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I feel almost guilty paying so little.

 

As your brother in pen, I can't stand your suffering and guilt! Just forward it to me and be absolved!

 

Red? I like me some Diamine Syrah. A hint of violet, but a nice red. I would mention your good fortune in getting this pen, but I get the feeling you already know.

 

Paul

"Nothing is impossible, even the word says 'I'm Possible!'" Audrey Hepburn

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Great photography.

Late '60-70's. Geha was closed down in 1990 by Pelikan that bought it up.

 

Is that a piston pen, or a cartridge pen?

If cartridge the back end of a Lamy cartridge will fit it.

 

In I have a Boehler of the same era, that has a semi-flex nib. Does yours?

 

I avoided spade nibs because no one said, what a wonderful semi-flex spade nib I got.

The couple I tested on my thumbnail were regular flex or nails.

 

If that is a piston pen.....red or purple ink is to be avoided, in it will stain the ink window.

 

Geha started making pens in Hanover the home of Pelikan in 1950, and like Pelikan, MB & Soennecken Geha was and still is an office supply company.

Geha aimed at Pelikan, matching it in quality and nibs.

The 725 Goldschwing was the pen Geha aimed at MB and stomped them. :thumbup:

 

In the '70's fountain pens died, Geha went to the cartridge pen only, mostly school pens.

Geha did not go bankrupt as did Soennecken, Pelikan and MB.

1990 a Malaysian billionaire bought up Pelikan and the first thing he did was buy up the Geha pen division and close it down. Making sure the Pelikano ruled the school yard........ :lticaptd: That opened the way for the Safari.

 

Geha had a cartridge for it's pens that on the opposite side fit Pelikan. Pelikan of course didn't make any Geha cartridges.

Those cartridges are available now in German Ebay....new. The back side of a Lamy will fit the Geha and some other company's pens too.

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.

RIP...200's once great nib, now a double ball.:crybaby::wallbash:

 

The cheapest lessons are from those who learned expensive lessons. Ignorance is best for learning expensive lessons.

 

 

 

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Great photography.

Late '60-70's. Geha was closed down in 1990 by Pelikan that bought it up.

 

Is that a piston pen, or a cartridge pen?

If cartridge the back end of a Lamy cartridge will fit it.

 

In I have a Boehler of the same era, that has a semi-flex nib. Does yours?

 

I avoided spade nibs because no one said, what a wonderful semi-flex spade nib I got.

The couple I tested on my thumbnail were regular flex or nails.

 

If that is a piston pen.....red or purple ink is to be avoided, in it will stain the ink window.

 

Geha started making pens in Hanover the home of Pelikan in 1950, and like Pelikan, MB & Soennecken Geha was and still is an office supply company.

Geha aimed at Pelikan, matching it in quality and nibs.

The 725 Goldschwing was the pen Geha aimed at MB and stomped them. :thumbup:

 

In the '70's fountain pens died, Geha went to the cartridge pen only, mostly school pens.

Geha did not go bankrupt as did Soennecken, Pelikan and MB.

1990 a Malaysian billionaire bought up Pelikan and the first thing he did was buy up the Geha pen division and close it down. Making sure the Pelikano ruled the school yard........ :lticaptd: That opened the way for the Safari.

 

Geha had a cartridge for it's pens that on the opposite side fit Pelikan. Pelikan of course didn't make any Geha cartridges.

Those cartridges are available now in German Ebay....new. The back side of a Lamy will fit the Geha and some other company's pens too.

Thanks for the detailed information, this is why I like FPN so much. It is I feel semi flex as I can get a little line variation. It is a piston filler, but I am not worried about staining the ink window as I am not treating my pens as other than a tool. I can see your point Bo Bo and thanks for the warning. My Reform piston filler has purple ink already. What about green? Thanks Paul for the red recommendation and for offering to carry my guilt!

For just a little Canon compact it does close ups well.

K

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Green would be fine.

For shading, green-green, R&K Verdura finished a head ahead of MB Irish and a neck in front of Pelikan 4001.

Very nice inks each one of them.

 

Pelikan 4001 started me on a one year 11 green ink spurge. :D

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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.

RIP...200's once great nib, now a double ball.:crybaby::wallbash:

 

The cheapest lessons are from those who learned expensive lessons. Ignorance is best for learning expensive lessons.

 

 

 

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http://www.ruettinger-web.de/geha-goldschwinge-2.html

 

According to info on this site I believe it is from the 1970s. The nib looks fantastic. Good photography on those close ups.

 

IB

Thanks for the link. Now I can put model names to my Gehas.

 

The Geha in the pics should should give some flex. Geha's nibs are like Pelikans from that era and finer than the modern nibs, so the fine nib would be more like XF.

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