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.
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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