Thanks very much for looking at our listing for this Montblanc Meisterstuck 146 ‘Transitional’ 1960’s Fountain Pen, which comes with an IZODS presentation box. The pen is in excellent condition for it’s age.
This is a pen that technically doesn’t exist, in as much as it’s a 146 from the 1960’s. These Unicorn 146’s, sit mysteriously from a period where the model wasn’t in production – so in short, between the 50’s celluloid pens and the revamped 1970’s 146. The most likely reason for these pens is that customers sent in 50’s celluloid pens for repair and with the model being out of production, there were elements like the cap and barrel that Montblanc produced for these repairs, but actually never sold as a production model. Little details such as the collarless end to the section, makes it likely that the design for these replacement parts took inspiration from other models from the previous generation. There is also the chance that the redesigned 146 from the 70’s was already in their minds and that the parts used for these ‘transitional’ pens were pre-production designs that were then handily available for service replacements.
So many questions, without a definitive answer… but with the bottom-line being that these are incredibly rare. The vibrant blue ink window and grooved feed are particularly lovely details.
The 146 is a piston filling pen, which means that bottled ink is your choice here. The pen is fitted with a 14c bi-tone broad nib.
The important details are as follows…
– 14c Bi-Tone Broad Nib
– IZODS Presentation Box
– Piston Filling System
With every pen that we sell we provide a card that includes the manufacturer, model, serial / limitation number and date it was purchased from us. We do this because our customers like to have documentation showing that it’s been purchased from a trusted seller. As the Financial Times said recently in their How To Spend It publication – “izods is an e-cache of ultra fine fountain pens”.