Pelikan M30 & R30 Rolled Gold Set
Manufacturer/Model: Pelikan 30 (M30 & R30)/Germany
Year of production: Late 1960s
Filling system: FP - Piston filling; MP - 1.18mm leads, several included
Nib: 14K solid gold; Thick D Nib, size D EF (Dokumentieren Extra Fine) Size, Ultra Stiff & Strong Nib
Material: Highly processed high shine resin, Rolled Gold Cap & Upper Body
Length (pen closed): FP 132mm; MP 132
Condition and information:
These are the flagship pens of the MK line, late 60s and early 70s production, the M30 & R30 Rolled Gold models. Unlike gold plate, the rolled gold will never wear off, it is meant to last. This model stands out both in quality, materials and appeal. The pens are in a time capsule - NOS new old stock, never used condition, and come in their original Pelikan leather pouch.
The fountain pen features very rare, unique D size nib, D standing for "Dokumentieren" where the nib is so stiff, it is actually meant to be used for writing several carbon copies at once. Such nibs are not manufactured for decades now, and it seems there won't be any made in the future too. As opposed to the standard nibs, D nibs had only couple of sizes, DEF or DF, D Extra Fine or D Fine, as there was no point in making stiff nibs in various sizes. The main difference from a standard nib with a D nib is its thickness. The D nib on this pen thicker than a standard gold nib nibs on these pens. No matter what kind of pressure the user exerts while writing, the tines won't spit apart and the nib does not bend. This would allow the user to press very hard when making carbon copies and make several at once. Since the size is EF, the carbon copy would also produce a fine line. This makes the writing constant with constant line, but also even if the pen is dropped face on the nib, the nib is less likely to bend or damage.
Both pens are made out of shiny black resin. The fountain pen features a so called "Airplane safe" piston. These MK pistons were the peak of piston technology by Pelikan. The piston and feed system in this pen have around 8 parts, unlike the old pistons made out of 3-4 moving parts. This was meant to keep the ink always in place, also to be able to be used in different pressure variations like airplanes and so on, and they were marketed as "Airplane Safe Fountain Pens". The mechanical pencil is highest quality even by today's standards, hard to match pen both in style and endurance. It has a push "upper body" mechanism. The lower body is tick black resin, well balanced with perfect grip and ease of use. It uses 1.18mm leads, and comes with several leads included. All in all, one of the best Pelikan pen sets in amazing find, pure NOS condition.
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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