Vintage Pens: Pelikan 400 NN
Vintage Pens: 3743 Pelikan 400 NN
Vintage German fountain pens are difficult for us to find, and we are really excited to show off this 1950s Pelikan 400NN. It has a stunning green and tortoise shell design. A friend restored its classic piston filler. There is reasonably good barrel clarity, and the overall condition of the pen is excellent. Only light wear marks mar the surface of the cap and barrel. Its peaked dome cap jewel sports a mama pelican with two chicks. Click the headline for a special close-up of the nib. We think the nib and feed assembly is from the 1990s. You'll see it is an older 14c gold nib that writes a fine line with a little responsive feedback. The inkfeed has horizontal lines, instead of fins that run parallel to the slit in the center of the nib, like they did in the 1950s. 13cm capped.