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The Original First Series 1951 PELIKAN 400 Fully Flexible 14K 585 Gold F Nib Tortoise Green Fountain Pen Item ID: PEL-032

The Original First Series 1951 PELIKAN 400 Full Flexible 14K 585 Gold F Nib Tortoise Green Fountain Pen

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Pelikan 400 The Original 1951 First Series

Manufacturer/Model:  Pelikan 400
Year of production: 1951
Filling system: Piston Filler
Solid 14K 585 gold, F (fine) fully flexible to write M, B, BB or BBB
Material: Thick tortoise green cellulose body, gold filled metal parts, high shine, gloss and durability
Length (pen closed): 125.5mm

Condition and information:
This is the 1951 original first series Pelikan 400 model. This series was launched to replace the Ibis and the original 100 model, and became one of the most recognizable, reliable, sought after Pelikan pens of all time. This is the only pen that had 4 successor models, the 400N, 400NN, the M400 from 1982 and even the new Souveran lines 400, 600, 800, 1000 are based solely on this pen. This is not a coincidence, the pen has a nearly perfect form factor and balance, it simply feels right in the hand. Even though it is 125mm long, it feels as a very large pen, and when the cap is posted, it provides for that perfect Pelikan balance. It is a very thick pen, the size and form factor on the grip section are still the basis of today's Pelikan pens. The pen features a fully flexible F (fine) size nib. These 50's Pelikan nibs are simply astonishing, grabbing and melting on the paper, smooth as a paint brush. The nib will produce all sorts of line variations, from F fine to a double and even triple broad on the down and side strokes. This will produce amazing writing, the best one could hope to achieve with a fountain pen. The nib is suspended on the original ebonite feed, which provides for perfect ink flow and consistency. The pen is in absolute mint condition no scratches, no cracks or marks of any kind. The piston is smooth, takes a considerable amount of ink due to the silicone cork which replaced the original corks from the 1950's onward. When filled the ink in the pen can last for couple of months of normal everyday use. Very colorful high gloss see through body tortoise green and very nice gold plated clip, ring and cap ring. The 400 model is the most refined and the longest produced model of all Pelikan pens. This is the Pelikan flagship pen for years, all luxurious models were based on this model. Logo located on top of the cap. One of the best vintage Pelikan pens ever made.

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