For shorthand (German: stenographie / steno) a writing instrument is necessary that allows both a very high speed of writing and a lot of flexibility of line. There had always been special nibs for this purpose, which could be supplied with either piston fillers or cartridge fillers.
For the first time in 1971, two fountain pens were made at Pelikan, which were explicitly referred to as Steno-pen. More Steno-pens followed. All these Steno fountain pens with the exception of P16 come in a form looking very like current Pelikanos, except that the Steno-holder had no taper to the section.
|P11, P16, P470||from 1971||
|Weight||Total Length||Barrel Length||Cap Length||Diameter||Ink Capacity|
|0.44 oz -
|5.20 in||1) 4.53 in
2) 4.21 in
|1) 2.44 in
2) 2.36 in
|0.43 in||2 x 0.8 ml (cartridge)|
|12.5 g -
|132 mm||1) 115 mm
2) 107 mm
|1) 62 mm
2) 60 mm
Without embossing on the clip; similar Pelikano model 2000.
The advertising text from the Pelikan website of the year 2001:
Steno-P470 Fountain Pen
The special Steno fountain pen for fine hair lines and precise reinforcements.
· Permanently elastic special Steno nib from selected quality steel
· Smooth ink flow through special ink regulator
· Stainless steel cap
· Barrel and grip section made of durable plastic
· With ink control window for writing and reserve cartridge