Pelikan 140
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  • Great for doodling
  • Introduced from April 1952 through July 1965
  • Understated in comparison to the Pelikan 400 model
  • Iconic black and green stripe pattern
  • 140, the direct successor to the Ibis 130 (1949-54)

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1950's Pelikan 140 Green Black Piston Filler Fountain Pen Extra Fine Nib Nib - Vintage and Modern Pens
2cms . The pens were fitted with a 14kt nibs in a range of sizes. Be the first to review “1950’s Pelikan 140 Green Black Piston Filler Fountain Pen Extra Fine Nib Nib” Cancel reply
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My $140 shoe looks literally almost identical to the “retail” pair thats going for over $1k. A lot of the time it’s literally just the paper in the box or the box that’s off. In conclusion, we prefer replicas because they’re cheaper and look almost identical to the “real” ones.
Requesting advice on which fountain pen to buy? I already have a Lamy Safari and a Pilot Metropolitan.
I recommend a Pelikan 140 or 400 depending on how much money you have. Edit: I just saw you said your budget is 30-40 max and I assume it is in dollars. I recommend saving up as pens around that range are too similar. You can buy a flex nib and do a swap on your pilot metro.
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Raisin_Glass
1 year ago
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Pelikan Classic M200 Fountain Pen Review
It’s a stunner to look at and a champ to write with (and I just have to say that the Franklin-Christoph Loden ink I loaded it with matches the green swirls beautifully). Pelikans might be a little on the pricey side when compared to similar pens of other brands. But there’s no doubt that they make a beautiful and well built product
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4 months ago
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What's the consensus on front vs rear disc size, 160 vs 140mm?
One of the benefits I see is the smaller rotor moves laterally less - aka, you have less chance for rub when you run 140. With Shimano's road hydraulic levers such as R9170 and R8070, they lack ServoWave so the pads tend to sit closer to the rotors, when compared to ServoWave equipped levers like the GRX RX815 levers or the new 12spd road levers coming out.
Vintage recommendations?
I just received a Pelikan 140 (OM nib) today and it’s a great little pen and very affordable too! The vintage Pelikan EF nibs are also very bouncy!
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Sqwizzixx
6 months ago
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Pelikan M400 vintage tortoise, update.
Yes, I know this sounds like a downgrade, but it is a Pelikan nib, it is the right colour, Pelikan stainless steel nibs are excellent (in my limited experience and from what I have read), plus it was an economical way of adapting the pen for regular practical use. The new nib arrived within three working days and I was impressed and grateful that it had been checked and tested. A test card was signed and dated – a great service for a modest order and really helpful when buying online
NeutralNeutral
4 months ago
rupertarzeian.com
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What pen are you currently lusting over?
Pelikan 140 with a stenographer nib. Probably won't get one though. It's hard enough to find them in the states, more so at a price I'd be willing to pay.
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Dementat_Deus
10 months ago
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What’s Your favourite daily ink? I’m using Mont Blanc Royal Blue. Am I boring?
Been using Diamine Twilight in my Pelikan 140 for the last six months. Was using Pelikan Black in the pen prior. Quink Black is one I used very often in several pens before that.
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agent_flounder
1 year ago
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Battle of the Blue-Blacks
It only wants to work well in a really, really wet pen. I have been using it in my Pelikan 140 for work for months and months. I would call it teal leaning.
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agent_flounder
10 months ago
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Specs

Writing system

Fountain pen

Brand

Pelikan

Nib width

Extra Fine, Fine, Medium, Broad

Nib content

Steel