Montblanc 285 Eleventh Finger Lever Ballpoint Pen

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1960s MONTBLANC No. 285 Brushed Matte Ballpoint Pen "Eleventh Finger" Lever Mechanism Item ID: MON-051

1960's MONTBLANC No. 285 Brushed Matte Ballpoint Pen "Eleventh Finger" Lever Mechanism

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Manufacturer/Model:  Montblanc Germany/Ballpoint No.285
Year of production: Late 1960s
Filling system: BP - Lever mechanism, giant refills (original refill included but depleted)
Material: Upper body, thick stainless steel, deep brushed. Lower body thick heavy gray brushed mate plastic
Length (pen closed): 128mm

Condition and information:
Montblanc's flagship and probably one of the most beautiful ballpoint pens of 1960s. The quality is unique, materials are best there are. This highly processed plastic unlike other plastics, simply does not crack. It's very thick but also has some elasticity so its difficult to crack even if dropped. This tiny elasticity makes it very hard to ding. The upper body of the pen is made made out of solid steel, deeply brushed, very heavy for good balance and protection, meant to last for generations. The brushed body does not show fingertips, dust or finger oil thus the pen always stay clean and shiny. The pen is in mint condition with minimal signs of use
. The pen features the amazing, Montblanc patented lever mechanism, at the time marketed as the "11th finger" system, meant to turn the pen off automatically when hanged into a pocket. The lever can be activated with the finger simply by pushing it, however the lever also passes under the clip, thus when hanged into a pocket, the fabric passing under the clip will automatically turn off the pen. Very convenient feature especially for doctors who find hard time to avoid ink stains on their white coats pockets. 


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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