Celluloid


Vintage Pen Montblanc 149 Celluloid

Vintage Pen Montblanc 149 Celluloid This vintage pen is a 1955 Meisterstück 149 piston-filler in Celluloid. This was an early production model, while Montblanc pens were still being hand made by master machinists (prior to the introduction of injection molded ‘Precious Resin’). Outer two cap bands are sterling silver, otherwise gold-filled trim. Visualated barrel window with perfect vertical lines. Three-tone 18C nib, rarer than 14C. Even rarer is that this one is medium, FLEXIBLE. Near …

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Aurora Duplex Large Celluloid Pen

This 1930 Aurora Duplex Large lever-fill in Jade with Black ends is one of the rare models, with a floral filigree design on the repousse clip, and three cap bands . The “Duplex” was Aurora’s first celluloid pen. A “Duofold” look-a-like, made in the very early years of Aurora, when their design was highly influenced by US pens. In 1927 Aurora introduced the “Duplex” in Red Hard Rubber with black ends. In 1929 the celluloid Duplex was introduced …

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Extraordinary Pens – Montblanc L30

Montblanc still makes beautiful pens today, but if you want a truly stunning, unique celluloid Montblanc specimen, this 1930s L30 Meisterstück is a great one. The push-knob-fill set is in rare black and pearl celluloid in near mint condition, with matching pencil. Aside from the gorgeous celluloid, the pen is fitted with the original broad, oblique italic nib – excellent for signatures and expressive writing. While celluloid can discolor and fade, this particular pen is …

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Celluloid Disease on Vintage Pens

Celluloid is, unbeknownst to many, a type of plastic. It’s a class of compounds created from cellulose nitrate and camphor. Celluloid was used frequently as the material for vintage pen caps and barrels because it was more durable than hard rubber and because it was available in a myriad of colors, not just cardinal or black. It’s not used as often as plastics/acrylics today for pens because it’s not as stable as these materials, even …

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