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I found this pen at an estate sale recently. I picked it up because I'd never seen anything quite like it. It appears to fill using some kind of piston mechanism and might be described as "hooded?" I cannot find any distinguishing markings either on the clip or body. A complete mystery to me. I'd like to get it in working order if possible, and identifying it seemed like the logical first step. post-107657-0-34657400-1491168439_thumb.jpgpost-107657-0-70752400-1491168585_thumb.jpgpost-107657-0-97107400-1491168639_thumb.jpgpost-107657-0-10972900-1491168652_thumb.jpgpost-107657-0-10142600-1491168672_thumb.jpgpost-107657-0-66456800-1491168684_thumb.jpgpost-107657-0-12454500-1491168697_thumb.jpg

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I've never seen anything like it either. It wouldn't surprise me if someone hadn't had that hooded section made because they pressed down too much when they were writing. It just looks completely different to the rest of the pen.

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I've never seen anything like it either! But it's very cool-looking. Might it be a button rather than a piston-filler?

The knob actually turns, so I strongly suspect it is a piston filller. I've just noticed that my one of my Parker Vacumatic wrenches fits into the blind cap threads, which I suspect is how the filling system was serviced since the whole body is a single piece.

 

I've never seen anything like it either. It wouldn't surprise me if someone hadn't had that hooded section made because they pressed down too much when they were writing. It just looks completely different to the rest of the pen.

it does a bit, but if it is an additions, it is pretty darn seamless.

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Piston filler and I was wrong about it being a solid piece! Nib says, "Radiant tipped, made in USA"post-107657-0-64660400-1491176221_thumb.jpg

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I'm not sure that I can help much, but I have a very similar pen, minus the hooded nib (see photos). But because my nib is visible, I can tell you that it is imprinted with what appears to be a mountain goat and the word, "EDELCHROM". This is likely a German Bock nib. The filling system of my pen has the same piston filling knob under a blind cap. A search of "Edelchrom" reveals that it appears on pens of German manufacture, but I have been unable to identify a specific maker. I think your hooded nib is original, and suggests an attempt to copy the Parker 51,

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That definitely looks unique. I would not be surprised if some pen maker made a new feed for an existing pen. When Parker came out with hooded nib people lost their minds. There were ton of people trying to make hooded nibs.

 

That feed in particular looks hand made and aftermarket.

 

Is there an air space under the hooded section to let air get to the breather hole? I have seen an attempt at a hooded nib that was bulbous like this one to allow the nib to breath. The pen maker that added this function used German pens because there was space in the cap for the hood's addition.

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I'm not sure that I can help much, but I have a very similar pen, minus the hooded nib (see photos). But because my nib is visible, I can tell you that it is imprinted with what appears to be a mountain goat and the word, "EDELCHROM". This is likely a German Bock nib. The filling system of my pen has the same piston filling knob under a blind cap. A search of "Edelchrom" reveals that it appears on pens of German manufacture, but I have been unable to identify a specific maker. I think your hooded nib is original, and suggests an attempt to copy the Parker 51,

 

That very well could be! If the section is unique, it might also explain why the pen has an unbranded "made in USA" nib.

 

That definitely looks unique. I would not be surprised if some pen maker made a new feed for an existing pen. When Parker came out with hooded nib people lost their minds. There were ton of people trying to make hooded nibs.

 

That feed in particular looks hand made and aftermarket.

 

Is there an air space under the hooded section to let air get to the breather hole? I have seen an attempt at a hooded nib that was bulbous like this one to allow the nib to breath. The pen maker that added this function used German pens because there was space in the cap for the hood's addition.

There is some space beneath the hood to permit air to the feed! I am endeavering to replace the worn out piston plug (I'm going cheap and old school with cork!) I'll post to let everyone know how this thing performs. Hopefully I can at least make it write even if we aren't sure if its lineage.

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"""Edelchrom""" is noble chrom or stainless steel, done with chrome instead of copper nickle like some of the War pens....Pelikan's CN nibs for instance.

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 & https://www.peter-bo...cts/nib-systems,

 

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

 

 

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