Rare 1950s The Original First Production MONTBLANC No.215 Lever Clip Mechanism 11th "Eleventh Finger" Ballpoint Pen
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Rare 1950s The Original First Production MONTBLANC No.215 Lever Clip Mechanism 11th "Eleventh Finger" Ballpoint Pen Item ID: MON-114

Rare 1950s The Original First Production MONTBLANC No.215 Lever Clip Mechanism 11th "Eleventh Finger" Ballpoint Pen

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MONTBLANC No.215

Manufacturer/Model: MONTBLANC/No.215 - Lever Mechanism/Germany
Year of production: Late 1950s (1956-1958)
Filling system: Vintage Montblanc Refills; Can be used with refill adapter. Included is a vintage refill for purchase reference
Material: Black Resin - high shine and gloss; Gold filled trimmings  
Length (pen closed): 124.5 mm

Condition and information:

The pen offered here is the legendary, first lever ballpoint pen by Montblanc, the 215, launched in 1955! The pen was so ahead of its time, it is difficult to imagine how would such a genius on/off mechanism appeal at the time. This Montblanc patented mechanism, also known as the "11th finger mechanism", is a special design feature where a lever is located under the clip, thus when the pen is placed/hanged into a pocket the pocket fabric passing under the clip will push the lever up and turn the pen off. This is a very convenient feature which makes sure the hanged pen will always turn itself off, thus prevent incidental line marks on the jacket fabric (especially good feature for people in white coats). The pen is made out of the Montblanc signature material, the Black Resin, which gives the pen a superb luster/shine, but it's also scratch resistant. The mechanism is a joy to use, very easy, pushing the lever down will turn the pen on; pushing it up or hanging it into the pocket will turn it off. It is very precise mechanism easy and fast to deploy with a very nice distinct clicking sound. All trimmings are thick gold filled as opposed to gold plated so gold wear off is very unlikely. Large Montblanc star located on top of the pen. The pen has that distinct 50s torpedo shape, which will start to take chance in the 60s with more modern strait line and angles designs. The pen does not come with a refill, but we will include a original Montblanc refill which should be used for refill purchase reference. The pen is in mint condition with minimal signs of use, but perfectly preserved for a ~70 years old pen. Perfect working and cosmetic condition ready to be used.
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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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