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Pelikan Magnum

Pelikan Magnum is the predecessor of Pelikan 100N. It is based on the Pelikan 100, in some respects parts were further used in the model 100N. The pen is often found in Portugal with the engraving emege. In the official price lists it is not to be found.
Not all these pens come with the Emegê engraving, but they are often found like that in Portugal.

Emege stands for M (Eme) + G (gê), the initials of the general importer for Portugal, Monteiro Guimarães (respectively the company Monteiro Guimarães, Filho, Lda.).

The shipping notification by Pelikan below is for 1600 Magnum fountain pens exported from Germany to Portugal dates from 31st of December, 1935. This is particularly interesting since that date is prior to the official introduction of the model 100N. Thus it seems likely that the Magnum version was a first variation which had been tested on the market.

Link to a detailed comparison of the model Pelikan Magnum with Pelikan 100 and 100N.

Model Production Period Nib
Magnum 1935

14 ct gold (with a triangle imprint)

Weight Total Length Barrel Length Cap Length Diameter Ink Capacity
4.76 in 2.95 in 2.52 in 0.51 in
121 mm 75 mm 64 mm 13 mm


Magnum

Magnum Tortoise-Brown Series Production Color
Production: 1935-?Nib: 14 ct gold
Logo: Logo as of 1924 (four chicken) Series Production
Barrel Color: tortoise brownCap Color: brownTrim: gold plated

Pelikan 100N

The model Pelikan 100N is the further development of the Pelikan 100. N stands for NEW.

On 27th of March, 1937 the official sale of the model 100N began. For almost a year (until 15th of March, 1938) it was delivered only for export.
Until 1944, the model 100 and 100N were produced in parallel. The model 100N remained in production until 1954.

The cap rings and clip were available from the start in two variants; plain ones as with the model 100 and in a version with fluted ring. These variations can be found in documents from the year 1938.

The first model had the old Pelikan logo with 4 chicks.

Pelikan 100N can also be found with the diamond clip (so-called Gdanzk production) instead of the drop clips. The cap with only one cap ring is usually also called "Gdanzk production".

A variation already known from the model 100 with a shorter cap top for wearing in a closed shirt pocket was also available for the model 100N.

Caps without cap rings and with knurling on the cap like on the war model Pelikan 100 are known.

Model Production Period Nib
100N 1937-1954

14 ct gold nib / PD / CN / 18 ct gold nib for export

Weight Total Length Barrel Length Cap Length Diameter Ink Capacity
0.51 oz 4.80 in 3.90 in 2.40 in 0.47 in 1.75 ml
14.5 g 122 mm 99 mm 61 mm 12 mm


100N

100N Green-marbled Series Production Color Details
Production: 1937-1954Nib: 14 ct / PD / CN Leaflet: DeutschLink opens PDF documentPelikan Hauptpreisliste 80
Logo: Logo as of 1924 (four chicken) Logo as of 1938 (two chicken) Series Production
Barrel Color: green-marbledCap Color: blackTrim: gold plated

The copy shown is equipped with the grip section of the first generation (1937-1949).

[+] Variation: 100N Cut-away model
[+] Variation: 100N War version
[+] Variation: 100N Green-marbled
[+] Variation: 100N Gdansk
100N Black Series Production Color
Production: 1937-1954Nib: 14 ct / PD / CN
Logo: Logo as of 1924 (four chicken) Logo as of 1938 (two chicken) Series Production
Barrel Color: blackCap Color: blackTrim: gold plated
[+] Variation: 100N Made in Italy
100N Grey-marbled Series Production Color
Production: 1938-1951Nib: 14 ct / PD / CN
Logo: Logo as of 1924 (four chicken) Logo as of 1938 (two chicken) Series Production
Barrel Color: grey-marbledCap Color: blackTrim: gold plated
100N Tortoise brown Milano Low vol. Production Color Details
Production: 1940Nib: CN
Logo: Logo as of 1938 (two chicken) Low vol. Production
Barrel Color: tortoise brownCap Color: blackTrim: gold plated

This Pelikan shows a great difference from German made 100N pens - the tortoise celluloid sleeve shows no step at the ink window. In fact, its not a sleeve, instead, the barrel is made from two pieces, one solid transparent part, one solid tortoise celluloid part.

this pen was made in Milan after Pelikan Hannover sold its machinery to work the ebonite to Italy, which was in 1939.

A special feature is the nib, which was apparently not manufactured in Germany and is equipped with a heart-shaped vent hole.

100N Green-Demonstrator Prototype Color Details
Production: 1949-1954Nib: CN
Logo: Logo as of 1938 (two chicken) Prototype
Barrel Color: greenCap Color: blackTrim: gold plated

The copy shown is equipped with the grip section of the second generation (1949-1954).

100N Grey-striped Prototype Color
Production: 1954Nib: 14 ct gold
Logo: Logo as of 1938 (two chicken) Prototype
Barrel Color: grey-stripedCap Color: blackTrim: gold plated

Taylorix 6

Taylorix 6 Black Company Order Color Details
Production: ca. 1954Nib: 14 ct gold
Logo: Without Logo Company Order
Barrel Color: blackCap Color: blackTrim: gold plated

The Taylorix company was founded in 1922 in Stuttgart (Germany) as a distributor for accounting needs. The Taylorix accounting system was originally developed for hand-write-carbon-copy accounts. Special carbon copy nibs for fountain pens were therefore necessary. Taylorix sold pens from different manufacturers under their own name. The term on the shaft, e.g. 6-G DF can decrypt as follows:

6 = Carbon copy fountain pen
G = Gold nib
(P = Manufacturer Pelikan)
D = carbon copy nib
F/EF = Nibsize

Pelikan 100N Gold

Model Production Period Nib
100N Gold 1937-?

14 ct gold nib

Weight Total Length Barrel Length Cap Length Diameter Ink Capacity
4.80 in 3.90 in 2.40 in 0.47 in 1.75 ml
122 mm 99 mm 61 mm 12 mm


100N Gold

100N Gold  Series Production Color Details
Production: 1938-1942Nib: 14 ct gold
Logo: Logo as of 1938 (two chicken) Series Production
Barrel Color: goldCap Color: blackTrim: gold plated

Barrel from 14 carat gold. Black cap.

Pelikan 100N Overlay

The fountain pen model shown here is a regular Pelikan 100, which has been refined with a metal overlay. It is not about individual products, this model can be found back and forth in online marketplaces or forums.

These fountain pens are often referred to as Maenner-Pelikan, because they were long held for works by the jeweler Maenner from Stuttgart, but this corresponds to a persistent error. The mark clearly shows who carried out the refinement, it was the company Georg Lauer from Pforzheim.

Before the model 100 was also used as a basis.

Model Production Period Nib
100N Overlay

14 ct gold nib

Weight Total Length Barrel Length Cap Length Diameter Ink Capacity
1,75 ml


100N Overlay gold Jewellery Color
Production: after 1949Nib: 14 ct gold
Logo: Logo as of 1938 (two chicken) Jewellery
Barrel Color: goldCap Color: goldTrim: 585 gold
100N Overlay silver Jewellery Color
Production: after 1949Nib: 14 ct gold
Logo: Logo as of 1938 (two chicken) Jewellery
Barrel Color: silverCap Color: silverTrim: silver-colored

Pelikan 100N Toledo

The model 100N Toledo or 100NT was not the most expensive fountain pen, but surely the most beautiful offered by Pelikan at this time. The cap bands are fluted and there is a special Pelican motif on the clip.

Model Production Period Nib
100N Toledo 1938-1942

14 ct gold nib / 18 ct gold nib for export

Weight Total Length Barrel Length Cap Length Diameter Ink Capacity
4.80 in 3.90 in 2.40 in 0.47 in 1.75 ml
122 mm 99 mm 61 mm 12 mm


100N Toledo

100N Toledo  Series Production Color
Production: 1938-1942Nib: 14 ct gold
Logo: Logo as of 1938 (two chicken) Series Production
Barrel Color: goldCap Color: blackTrim: gold plated

Pelikan 101N

In contrast to the model 100N the cap of the model 101N is not black, the cap matches the barrel or is colored.

Model Production Period Nib
101N 1938-1942

14 ct gold nib / 18 ct gold nib for export

Weight Total Length Barrel Length Cap Length Diameter Ink Capacity
4.80 in 3.90 in 2.40 in 0.47 in 1.75 ml
122 mm 99 mm 61 mm 12 mm


101N

101N Tortoise Series Production Color
Production: 1937-1951Nib: 14 ct / CN / PD
Logo: Logo as of 1924 (four chicken) Logo as of 1938 (two chicken) Series Production
Barrel Color: tortoise brownCap Color: tortoise brownTrim: gold plated
101N Tortoise brown Series Production Color
Production: 1937-1951Nib: 14 ct / CN / PD
Logo: Logo as of 1938 (two chicken) Series Production
Barrel Color: tortoise brownCap Color: brownTrim: gold plated
[+] Variation: 101N Short cap top
[+] Variation: 101N Short cap top
[+] Variation: 101N Short cap top
101N Tortoise brown striped Prototype Color
Production: 1954Nib: 14 ct gold
Logo: Logo as of 1938 (two chicken) Prototype
Barrel Color: tortoise brownCap Color: brownTrim: gold plated
101N Lizard Series Production Color Details
Production: 1937-1951Nib: 14 ct / PD / CN
Logo: Logo as of 1924 (four chicken) Logo as of 1938 (two chicken) Series Production
Barrel Color: lizard patternCap Color: lizard patternTrim: gold plated

Seen with lizard pattern cap head and with black cap head.

[+] Variation: 101N Lizard silver colored

Pelikan 101N White gold doublé

In contrast to the model 100N the cap of the model 101N is not black, the cap matches the barrel or is colored.

Model Production Period Nib
101N White gold doublé 1938-1942

14 ct gold nib / 18 ct gold nib for export

Weight Total Length Barrel Length Cap Length Diameter Ink Capacity
4.80 in 3.90 in 2.40 in 0.47 in 1.75 ml
122 mm 99 mm 61 mm 12 mm


101N White gold doublé

101N White gold doublé  Series Production Color Details
Production: 1938-1942Nib: 14 ct gold
Logo: Logo as of 1938 (two chicken) Series Production
Barrel Color: white goldCap Color: white goldTrim: silver-colored

Barrel and cap are white gold doublé.

Pelikan 101N Gold

In contrast to the model 100N the cap of the model 101N is not black, the cap matches the barrel or is colored.

Model Production Period Nib
101N Gold 1938-1942

14 ct gold nib

Weight Total Length Barrel Length Cap Length Diameter Ink Capacity
4.80 in 3.90 in 2.40 in 0.47 in 1.75 ml
122 mm 99 mm 61 mm 12 mm


101N Gold

101N Gold  Series Production Color Details
Production: 1938-1942Nib: 14 ct gold
Logo: Logo as of 1924 (four chicken) Logo as of 1938 (two chicken) Series Production
Barrel Color: goldCap Color: blackTrim: gold plated

Barrel and cap are made from 14 carat yellow gold.

Pelikan 100Nf

The model Pelikan 100Nf is a fountain pen whose shape recalls the look of old dip pens. The advantage of this design was that the system prevents the pen being stolen. The f in 100Nf was probably for fixed extension. In contrast there was also the model 100Na which has a removable extension.

The model was probably produced in other colors, too.

Model Production Period Nib
100Nf ca. 1939

14 ct gold nib

Weight Total Length Barrel Length Cap Length Diameter Ink Capacity
2.40 in 0.47 in 1.75 ml
61 mm 12 mm


100Nf

100Nf Green-marbled Low vol. Production Color
Production: ca. 1939Nib: 14 ct gold
Logo: Logo as of 1938 (two chicken) Low vol. Production
Barrel Color: green-marbledCap Color: blackTrim: gold plated
100Nf Black Low vol. Production Color
Production: ca. 1939Nib: 14 ct gold
Logo: Logo as of 1938 (two chicken) Low vol. Production
Barrel Color: blackCap Color: blackTrim: gold plated
100Nf Tortoise Low vol. Production Color
Production: ca. 1939Nib: 14 ct gold
Logo: Logo as of 1924 (four chicken) Logo as of 1938 (two chicken) Low vol. Production
Barrel Color: tortoise brownCap Color: tortoise brownTrim: gold plated

Pelikan 100Nf - Deskpen

Pelikan Milan produced Deskpens to follow Italian demand.

The pens are based on the Pelikan 100N pens, with an elongated base and no threads, made to be deskpens only.

Model Production Period Nib
100Nf Deskpen ca. 1939-1950

14 ct gold nib

Weight Total Length Barrel Length Cap Length Diameter Ink Capacity
0.47 in 1.75 ml
12 mm


100Nf Deskpen

100Nf Deskpen Grey-marbled Low vol. Production Color
Production: ca. 1950Nib: 14 ct gold
Logo: Without Logo Low vol. Production
Barrel Color: grey-marbledCap Color: blackTrim: gold plated
100Nf Deskpen Black Low vol. Production Color
Production: ca. 1948Nib: 14 ct gold
Logo: Without Logo Low vol. Production
Barrel Color: blackCap Color: blackTrim: gold plated

Pelikan 100Na

The model Pelikan 100Na is a fountain pen whose shape is reminiscent in style of old dip pens. The advantage of this design was that the system prevents the pen being stolen. The a in 100Na was probably for removable (in German abnehmbare) extension. In contrast, there was also the model 100Nf, which has a fixed extension.

The model was probably produced in other colors, too.

Model Production Period Nib
100Na ca. 1939

14 ct gold nib / PD / CN / 18 ct gold nib for export

Weight Total Length Barrel Length Cap Length Diameter Ink Capacity
2.40 in 0.47 in 1.75 ml
61 mm 12 mm


100Na

100Na Green-marbled Low vol. Production Color
Production: ca. 1939Nib: 14 ct gold
Logo: Logo as of 1938 (two chicken) Low vol. Production
Barrel Color: green-marbledCap Color: blackTrim: gold plated
100Na Lizard Low vol. Production Color
Production: ca. 1939Nib: 14 ct gold
Logo: Logo as of 1938 (two chicken) Low vol. Production
Barrel Color: lizard patternCap Color: blackTrim: gold plated

Pelikan 101Na

Model Production Period Nib
101Na ca. 1939

14 ct gold nib

Weight Total Length Barrel Length Cap Length Diameter Ink Capacity
2.40 in 0.47 in 1.75 ml
61 mm 12 mm


101Na

101Na Tortoise Low vol. Production Color
Production: ca. 1939Nib: 14 ct gold
Logo: Logo as of 1938 (two chicken) Low vol. Production
Barrel Color: tortoise brownCap Color: tortoise brownTrim: gold plated