S E N A T O R
Manufacturer/Model: Senator Germany/Melbi 322
Year of production: Early 1950's
Filling system: Piston filling
Nib: Highest grade 14K 585 Solid gold, EF extra fine grade, Full-Flex nib wet noodle writes up to triple BBB broad
Material: Black highly processed plastic high shine & gloss, gold plated metal parts (clip & ring)
Length (pen closed): 132mm
Condition and information:
This is one of the rarest and best Senator pens, the Melbi 322 special pen, a pen that started the new revolution in fountain pens, made by Merz and Krell pen company. The famous Merz & Krell Pen Company was famous for manufacturing parts for many pen companies including Montblanc, Pelikan, Reform and others. This company even manufactured entire pen lines for Pelikan such as the 120 model type II and the rare 400NN Merz & Krell model. This company had many brands under its name, including Senator, Diplomat, the famous Melbi and others. Senator was their main brand in the 60's and early 70's. Some of the features of this will later be implemented on many other pen models to follow as well as some Pelikan pens. The pen offered here is in absolute NOS, new old stock, never used condition in its original box and papers.
The best feature of this pen must be the nib. Merz and Krell were famous for producing great nibs. The nib is huge, wide and elongated, but the best part is of course how this nib writes. It simply feel as a paint brush, the tines of the nib split apart as soon as it touches the paper. It will write anything from Extra Fine EF to double broad and even triple broad on the down strokes and the odd strokes. The nib is amazing writer and smooth on the paper even when the tines come apart. The writing with this nib is remarkable. The pen features a perfect high gloss highest grade plastic body and cap and gold plated metal parts. Other nice feature is the completely transparent ink window which will change color to the color of the ink. The pen is highly ergonomic, perfect length and thickness, very good grip and feel in the hand. Extremely well build, meant to last and endure hard work for years, yet with great appeal. One of the best and great Senator pens that speaks a lot for the German pen manufacturing. A superb Senator pen by the German Merz & Krell Pen Company, amazing writing experience.
The Senator Merz & Krell Pen Company is one of the oldest in Europe, with almost 100 years of tradition. They had a very strong collaboration with all great German pen companies, starting from Pelikan, Montblanc, Diplomat, Reform and other brands. One of the less know facts about Merz & Krell is that they produced many of the nibs for these companies, and other parts as well. The company is also renowned for many breakthroughs and inventions in the pen business. Today the company is highly restructured and oriented to the entrance class pen market, but they still manufacture some one of the best pens in the world.
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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