This is a more interesting Pelikan than may at first be apparent. Pelikan had to stop production in 1944 as the supply of materials dried up. Production did not start up again until 1947 and this 100N model was their first post-war model. It came with a ribbed capband (which had appeared briefly before) and an attractive ribbed clip. There was a choice of steel and 14ct gold nibs as gold supplies were still constrained.
This 100N has the gold nib, with the same three-fin feed as the pre-war nibs. It is an expressive broad nib with some nice flex..
The bind in pearl green, almost turquoise. The crisp imprint on the cap top is “Pelikan Patent” repeated and the nib size is engraved on the piston knob, “B”. The ink window is green.
Closed the pen is 12.2cm and when the cap is posted, 15.8cm.
Condition: excellent; The green bind has not darkened, the ink window has excellent transparency and there is no brassing of the gold filled trim. The broad nib is a joy to use, smooth with lots of iridium and the pen has been serviced and fills perfectly.
This is a pristine example of this first Pelikan postwar model and a pleasure to use.
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