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1930's Rare Cellulose KAWECO DIA 803/07 OF Oblique Fine Fully Flexible 14K Nib Fountain Pen Item ID: KAW-018

1930's Rare Celluloid KAWECO DIA 803/07 OF Oblique Fine Fully Flexible 14K Nib Fountain Pen

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Manufacturer/Model: Kaweco DIA 90 F/Germany
Year of production: 1934-1939
Filling system: Piston filling (Two new rubber O rings installed to replace the old cork; O rings never fail, ensure perfect smooth filling action, are leak proof, and never need replacement)
Nib: Fully flexible OF Solid 14K 585 gold, writes OM, OB and OBB with little to no pressure
Material: High shine and gloss cellulose and hard rubber combination, cap rings and clip gold filled
Length (pen closed): 115mm; Posted at 143mm

Condition and information:

Since early 1930's, Kaweco had three luxurious lines. The first one was the Elite, followed by the DIA, and the third was the Helios Transparent line, each was special in its own way with separate special features. The pen offered here is the DIA luxury line, a very rare model 807 produced only for less then a year. The pen has a special form factor derived from the Kaweco sport line, with significantly elongated cap, but unlike the Sport line which features a short body, this pen has a semi-long body. This makes for a very special form factor, where when posted the pen is at full length, quite comfortable to hold, but also very compact when closed. The build quality is amazing. In the late 1930's all Kaweco pens were sold with minimum of 25 years warranty and on some pens like the one here, they were sold with a life time warranty. Having this pen here for sale 80 years later, proves that amazing quality, still performing like the day it was purchased. The pen is made out of cellulose with high shine and gloss. One other rare feature is the stitching pattern on the nib. This stitching pattern was made only on the flagship high-end Kaweco pens, and its super cool looking even today. The nib is OF oblique fine and fully-flexible with little to no pressure will write all bigger sizes, OM, OB and OBB. Kawco made some of the best flexible nibs. This oblique nib will produce some amazing writing with significant line thickness variation on every stroke, and even gently turning the pen in the hand will change the line thickness. The piston features a safety turning knob cap, this was done to ensure no accidental turns on the knob, thus avoiding ink leaks. The pen has a stunning green ink window. Simply an amazing pen by Kaweco, with superior build quality.

More about Kaweco History:
These were the times when Montblanc, Pelikan or other European pen makers, would look at a Kaweco pen first before making their own. Kaweco at this time was THE biggest pen manufacturer is Europe and they stood out from the competition as they made the highest quality and best designed pens at the time. The company was founded in 1883 by two friends Luce Koch and Enßlen Weber in Heidelberger Germany, as Koch Weber & CO, thus KA WE CO. They had a great start and up to 1929 they had several thousand employees, with revenue at over a million DM. However, in 1929, the same year Pelikan patented their piston filler, Kaweco filed for bankruptcy, unbelievably as they could not sustain their enormous growth. A considerably smaller fountain pen company known as Aurumia, bought the Kaweco factory, and decided to use the same name, Kaweco, as it was well known and admired by the people. Thus Kaweco thrived once again. By the end of the 40's Kaweco had at least one major retail store in all bigger cities, from London to Istanbul, and this was not the case with any other manufacturer in Europe. Kaweco made some of the most luxurious pens in Europe, the most expensive and high end pens, with extraordinarily build quality. Vintage Kaweco pens are some of the most desired and enjoyed among pen collectors. 

This item is covered by our 1 Year Full International Warranty at no additional cost. The terms of our Warranty are very simple, meant to give you a secure and trouble-free buying experience.

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