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Classic 1953 MONTBLANC 042 (342) Monte Rosa Flexible 14K Gold F Fine Nib Fountain Pen Item ID: MON-020

1953 MONTBLANC 042 Monte Rosa Fountain Pen

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MONTBLANC Monte Rosa No.042

Manufacturer/Model: Montblanc Monte Rosa 042/Germany ("042" Inscribed on the turning knob)
Year of production: Early 1950's (1953-55)
Filling system: Piston filling
Nib:  F Fine size solid 14K 585 gold, fully flexible to write up to BB double broad
Material: Highest grade plastic, gold filled metal parts 
Length (pen closed): 127mm, posted at 143mm

Condition and information:
This is the original first series Montblanc Monte Rosa model made in 1953. This model is famous for its reliability, design, functionality and reliability. The pen has a classic old style form factor based on the 2XX and 3XX models, it is identical to the No.342, with superb balance, handling and feel, easy to use yet powerful and reliable writing instrument. Very thick pen with a very good grip and feel in the hand. It has a solid brass piston system which can never fail and the piston has a double seal silicone cork. This was one of the first Montblanc pens to feature the silicone cork, that cannot leak, thus later became the industry standard. All trimmings are gold filled with crisp imprints. Perfectly clean blue large ink window. Piston files smoothly and takes a great amount of ink. Very easy to fill from a bottle of ink, and with one filling it can last up to a month. The nib is the best part, an original 342 solid 14K 585 gold nib, fully flexible F fine size, and will write all sizes up to BB double broad depending on the applied pressure. This produces some of the best writing one could hope to achieve with a fountain pen, with thin and thicker lines of every stroke on every letter. The nib is placed on the original ebonite feed which has a large ink canal providing a very constant ink flow. The pen is in absolute mint condition, near NOS. A true Montblanc masterpiece with amazing performance and timeless design.

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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