Senator No. 0140
Manufacturer/Model: Senator Germany/0140 (140)
Year of production: Early 1960's
Filling system: Piston Filling
Nib: 14K 585 Solid Gold, F (Fine), Fully Flexible Nib; Writes from F up to BB (double broad) and wider
Material: Precious Black Resin, highest grade plastic resin, high shine, gloss and endurance. Chromed metal parts (clip & ring)
Length (pen closed): 131mm
Condition and information:
The Senator model 0140 was manufactured by the famous Merz & Krell Pen Company, a company also known for manufacturing entire pen lines for Pelikan such as the 120 model type II, the rare 400NN Merz & Krell model as well as parts and nibs for many other European pen companies. This company had made pens under many brands, including Senator, Diplomat, the famous Melbi and others. Senator was their main brand in the late 60's and early 70's. This pen, the model 0140 is one of the very few Senator pens made from precious black resin, the signature material of Montblanc. This material is highly reflective, shiny and its scratch resistant. The nib is a superb writer, very smooth on the paper, EF (extra fine) size, but with full flexibility. As soon as the nib touches the paper the tines come apart with little to no pressure. The nib produces varying thickness line with every stroke. The writing is unique and varies from very fine to double broad BB; in the fountain pen world these sensitive nibs are said to express emotions while writing. The pen is highly ergonomic, perfect length and thickness, very good grip and feel in the hand. Silicone cork and smooth piston action with a unique turning knob cap for protection against leaks, i.e. the turning knob cannot be accidentally turned. The entire feed unit is unscrewable, meaning it can be disassembled easily in order to clean the piston inside the pen. The pen is NOS, new old stock condition, never used or ink expect for testing. This is one of the best and great Senator pens ever made, a perfect everyday pen, yet a unique performance pen with amazing nib.
About the company:
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.
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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