This feature cannot be seen without disassembling the nib and feed. Originally, it was made of a celluloid shaft, a brass telescope piston mechanism, and a gold nib. Mont Blanc 146R late 1990s, 14k nib, resin, piston The 146R is the same as the 146 except for the bordeaux red color. That's how I met Waterman's Edson. The cut-out tail present in some pens is a notch in the nib that mates against the feed and prevents it from moving or rotating.
You unscrew the piston knob, which will come up away from the body, but this does not move the piston. . I have a long experience of using piston fillers and have never experienced this before I encountered these. I love piston-filling fountain pens that you have to fill from an ink bottle. Thank you very much in advance! This change occurred sometime in the late 1980s or early 1990s. It is a beautiful design.
When you click on links to various merchants on this site and make a purchase, this can result in this site earning a commission. The numbers 4810 are stamped onto the nib along with the Montblanc star. This example has a two-tone 18k nib which dates it to the 1991-1994 time frame ; current 149s have a 3-tone nib gold, then silver, then gold in the center. Thank you for covering the warts as well. Yet, as a blogger, it's almost inevitable: at some point I had to review a Montblanc pen, and that time is now.
But really that's just because we've gotten used to it because it's such a timeless, classic design, copied by a lot of other brands. I have left the cap off for over a half hour and it started without a hitch. For example, tolerances aren't perfect all the way around. This works by turning the piston at the back of the pen. It had a black shaft and a red cap, hence the name. Behold the beautiful 14k two toned nib which gives Montblanc its reputation for being hand made by master craftsmen.
I have used a couple of 1949-1960 celluloid Meisterstück 146 pens with a variety of nibs and they are among my favorite writers. The clip ring doesn't sit flush with the fineal most likely due to the curvature of the cap at that point, but I'm sure they could've figured out a way to work around that by now. Montblanc is a brand that everyone recognises. My only real gripe is that there are so many other options that offer 'more' pen for the buck. Filling System The filling mechanism is a piston, and behind the nib there is an ink window. A rather bold statement to start a review about a Montblanc pen with, but it's true.
The feed was made from ebonite and the nibs are two tone. The 146 is on my 'hit list' of pens to get for my collection. All Amazon and Amazon logos are the trademarks of Amazon. Even with so little knowledge, I began buying and selling fountain pens with a good degree of success. Montblanc Meisterstuck 146 The ink window switched from solid transparent blue to thin clear stripes in the late 1970s.
Thank you so much, and please indulge with all us with a second chapter. It's an inanimate object, so I agree no soul. It is just more than I can bear for a mass produced pen. It has great design and styling to it. The 146 fits comfortably in my hand and weighs approximately 26 grams full of ink, and 18. Many buyers choose Meisterstück as elegant fountain pens surrounded by a mystique of the über-classic.
I missed that feeling here. If you look at Omas' boxes, you'll see that they are proud of what they make, otherwise they wouldn't put that much effort into their packaging. You should expect to receive your refund within four weeks of giving your package to the return shipper, however, in many cases you will receive a refund more quickly. I have been collecting fountain pens for almost 10 years now and I strive to buy great writers over anything else. I have a love-hate relationship with my Meisterstuck No. Conclusion: The Montblanc 146 is a good pen, is it a great pen? However, when it functions as it should, it has a great ink capacity and is easy and pleasant to use.
The thread pitch on the cap threads changed sometime in the last decade or two and older caps will not screw on to newer pens and vice-versa. The nib gets smoother, more reliable, with no skips. All Montblanc writing instruments are designed and manufactured at their factory in Hamburg, Germany. Contact me: Last Modified: 25th of March, 2011. Our advice, always buy new from official Montblanc retailers or buy used from a reputable dealer. A great part of why I choose a Meisterstück was that it was the classy fountain pen incarnated — the pen. My problem is that it is a famous brand, well known because of their high prices, so it not always easy to use it.