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Pelikan IBIS

The IBIS fountain pen was the affordable entry level Pelikan.

1936 The IBIS replaces the Rappen in the domestic market.
1937 Introduction of  IBIS with palladium nib.
1942 until 1947: production was stopped.
1949 Re-launch of the IBIS 130. For Germany with CN-nib. The new model is made from resin and a little bit longer than the earlier pens.
1949 IBIS for export are equipped with gold nibs.
1950 IBIS 130 with gold nib for the German market available.
In 1954 the production of the model IBIS was officially discontinued. However, it is known that IBIS pens for particular markets (eg Switzerland) were produced until at least 1956.

The IBIS fountain pen was also sold under the name Rappen for export, please follow the link or see below.

IBIS models are found with nibs both with and without the IBIS imprint. The chronology of these nib imprints still remains unclear. Any information and images on this are welcome and will be added here.

Model Production Period Nib
IBIS 1936-1954

CN, PD, 14 ct gold nib

Weight Total Length Barrel Length Cap Length Diameter Ink Capacity
4.53 in 3.66 in 2.20 in 0.43 in 1.5 ml
115 mm 93 mm 56 mm 11 mm


IBIS

IBIS Black Series Production Color
Production: 1936-1949Nib: 14 ct / PD / CN
Logo: Without Logo Series Production
Barrel Color: blackCap Color: blackTrim: gold plated
IBIS Grey-marbled Series Production Color
Production: 1936-1942Nib: 14 ct / PD / CN
Logo: Without Logo Series Production
Barrel Color: grey-marbledCap Color: grey-marbledTrim: gold plated
IBIS Red-marbled Series Production Color
Production: 1936-1942Nib: 14 ct / PD / CN
Logo: Without Logo Series Production
Barrel Color: red-marbledCap Color: red-marbledTrim: gold plated
IBIS Green-marbled Series Production Color
Production: 1936-1942Nib: 14 ct / PD / CN
Logo: Without Logo Series Production
Barrel Color: green-marbledCap Color: green-marbledTrim: gold plated

Pelikan IBIS 130

The post-war model of the IBIS was called model the IBIS 130. Pens were also made for special applications, e.g. for carbon copy for VELOX (engraving VELOX on the cap band) and Taylorix with an engraving on the barrel. The model IBIS 130 E was produced for Elektrographik (mark sensing). This pen was designed for special high graphite-content ink. Markings made with this ink are machine-readable.

Model Production Period Nib
IBIS 130 1949-1954

CN, 14 ct gold nib

Weight Total Length Barrel Length Cap Length Diameter Ink Capacity
0.43 oz 4.72 in 3.86 in 2.20 in 0.43 in 1.5 ml
12.3 g 120 mm 98 mm 56 mm 11 mm


IBIS 130

IBIS 130 Black Series Production Color
Production: 1949-1954Nib: 14 ct gold / CN Leaflet: DeutschLink opens PDF documentPelikan Hauptpreisliste 80
Logo: Without Logo Series Production
Barrel Color: blackCap Color: blackTrim: gold plated
IBIS 130 E Elektrographik Low vol. Production Color Details
Production: after 1949Nib: CN
Logo: Without Logo Low vol. Production
Barrel Color: blackCap Color: blackTrim: gold plated

Special fountain pen made for special high graphite-containing ink for machine-readable markings >>mark sensing<<.

Taylorix 6

Taylorix 6 Black Company Order Color Details
Production: 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 foraccounting 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
J = ?
G = Gold nib
(P = Manufacturer Pelikan)
D = manifold nib
F/EF = Nibsize

IBIS-Rappen

IBIS-Rappen Black Series Production Color Details
Production: 1949-1954Nib: 14 ct gold
Logo: Without Logo Series Production
Barrel Color: blackCap Color: blackTrim: gold plated

Manufactured IBIS pens with the name Rappen for export. E.g. in the Netherlands the pens must not named IBIS for trademark reasons.