Steno Stenography Shorthand 1955 Pelikan 120 Type I fountain pen

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1955 Pelikan 120 Type I Black & Green Rare ST Steno Nib Nib Piston Fountain Pen Item ID: PEL-016

1955 Pelikan 120 Type I Black & Green Rare ST Steno Nib Nib Piston Fountain Pen

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1955 Pelikan 120 Type I
Manufacturer/Model: Pelikan 120 type I
Year of production: 1955-57
Filling system: Piston Filler
Nib: ST Steno Nib, Flexible Gold plated tempered steel nib for all types of writing
Material: Green-Black Plastic, Gold Plated Trimmings (clip & cap ring) 
Length (pen closed): 124mm

Condition and information:
This is the legendary original Pelikan 120 First Series (Type I), launched in 1955. This pen features the best from all Pelikan pens but at a lower cost. This pen is the preferred choice of many fountain pen professionals, from calligraphers, to writers and artist. It is simple yet powerful fountain pen. The 120 model is identical in shape and size to the Pelikan 140, only that the 120 features a steel nib and has a different body color. The feed, the feed ring, the cap, the clip, and piston assembly are virtually identical to the 140. The 120's piston is also identical to the 400 series. Thus, a much more affordable pen but offering great performance; this is no doubt the best value vintage Pelikan pen. It is not by coincidence the Pelikan relaunched this series in 2016 as a Pelikan M120, honoring this pen and its popularity. The Pelikan 120 is the cornerstone of Pelikan pen manufacturing and probably one of the most sold Pelikan pens all time.

This pen is originally fitted with a more rare St. or Steno nib. These nibs are a special performing nib, used for stenography or shorthand, and they pretty much had to outperform the regular nibs as these were usually a more thicker but also more flexible nibs to allow for large line variation. Even though steel this nib is nearly fully flexible and it will write with large line variations on every letter and stroke. It is a special tempered stainless steel gold plated, and fitted on the original ebonite feed with perfect ink flow. The piston takes a lot of ink, it is smooth with silicone cork, perfect fit and leak proof. Logo located on cap-top and side of the cap, and original "120" engraving under the clip. The Pelikan 120 pen is a reliable and powerful pen. The pen is in mint condition with minimal signs of use.
Most importantly we have fitted the pen with a original hard rubber feed ring (collar). This is the small cylinder part with a treading that holds the nib on to the feed and screws it on to the body. Some Pelikan 120's type 1 (and some later 140's and 400's), have an extremely cracky  Plexiglas plastic feed rings. Almost all of those are cracked, and the pens leak ink around the feed rendering them useless. This new replacement ring fitted on this pen is extremely strong, nearly as the ebonite rings, never crack, thus greatly improve the pen and make it perfectly reliable.

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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