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Rare 1960's FEND 12 Sided Three Color Black Red Blue Chromed Multi color Ballpoint Pen Gyro Mechanism Item ID: VAR-026

Rare 1960's FEND 12 Sided Three Color Black Red Blue Chromed Multi color Ballpoint Pen Gyro Mechanism

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Fend Germany

Manufacturer/Model: FEND Germany/Multicolor Ballpoint Pen
Year of production: Late 1960’s
Filling system: Standard International Sorth Metal refills (3 original and 3 new Schneider refills included)
Material: Solid steel base, Chromed
Length (pen closed): Heavy and long at 134mm

Condition and information:
This is one of the last models made by the famous Fend company, the chromed "Gyro" mechanisms multicolor ballpoint pens. These are still one of the best ballpoint pens in the world. The Fend company was founded in 1899, and was specialized in production of mechanical pencils, and later ballpoint pens. Their products set the standards in Germany at the time, as simply the best on the market in those two categories, second to none. The company did manufacture fountain pens under the brand name Fendograph in Italy, but in very low quantities as they believed the future was in Ballpoint pens. In Germany they were focused solely on ballpoints and mechanical pencils. Their pens were one of the most expensive at the time. The materials used were the best possible, either solid steel, brass, silver, solid gold, rolled gold. Even today, it’s very rare to find a vintage broken Fend pencil; they were simply built to perfection and meant to function for generations.

The pen offered here is a rare 3 color multi color ballpoint using standard international short refills (new ones included). The pen is solid steel, chromed. The mechanism is unique, so called Gyro mechanism, where the color facing up will be deployed when the upper section is pressed. This is very precise mechanism, with springs and works perfectly well. Its very heavy, solid steel and brass structure and mechanism, with a perfect fit in the hand and great feel, perfect balance and writing experience. It also features, lines from top to bottom, guilloche pattern. Astonishing writing instrument and a piece of history made by one of the best writing instruments manufacturers in the world. The pen is in mint condition, no scratches or dings. It bares discrete insignia on the side "Otalo"

About the company: FEND writing instruments company was founded in a small town in Germany which was renowned by its tradition in jewelry crafting and work with precious metals. Many of the families of that town were jewelers. Then it’s not hard to understand, why FEND’s instruments were primarily made out of precious metals, but also the extreme attention to detail, both in engineering aspects and in decoration aspects; all FEND pens have a stunning finish with intricate guilloche patterns. It’s very also interesting to know, that some of Germany’s top pen manufacturers, brought their pens to FEND, usually their limited or high-end editions for the finish work, such as gold overlay, guilloche crafting and other precious metal finishes. Their biggest customer was Montblanc. Unfortunately, the FEND company does not exist today; it was sold around late 60’s. Quite noticeably, most of the FEND pens future an profound Art Deco design.


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