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Laurin / Pelikan-Plants Waiblingen

In the mid-1980s, Pelikan took over the company Laurin in Waiblingen. Laurin produced youth and school pens in the lower price segment. After this acquisition, these youth pens were produced using the existing injection molds. Only the embossing or imprint on the clip or the cap changed from Laurin to Pelikan. By 2010, the plant in Waiblingen was closed and shortly afterwards the site was sold to an investor.

The example shows a comparison of a Laurin pen before the takeover and an almost identical Pelikan fountain pen after the takeover of the production plants. Only the imprint of the company name on the metal clip has changed.
The modular design of the fountain pen by injection molded parts made possible many small changes in the shape of the pen. The use of various colored injection moldings made it possible to create countless variants. All pens have the same shaped barrel, the same grip section and the same cap sleeve. The barrel's end and / or the end cap could be changed by attaching a hemispherical casting. The metal clip could be replaced by a plastic clip. Between the barrel and the grip, a metal ring or a plastic ring for an loosened look. Also colored nibs were intended to appeal to the then prevailing taste of youth.
All pen models shown here are made prior to 1993.

Model Production Period Nib
Mid1980s until ca. 1990

Steel

Weight Total Length Barrel Length Cap Length Diameter Ink Capacity
0.25 - 0.27 oz 5.08 / 5.31 / 5.47 in 4.25 / 4.49 in 2.09 / 2.30 in 0.39 in 2 x 0.8 ml (cartridge)
7.1 - 7.6 g 129 / 135 / 139 mm 108 / 114 mm 53 / 58.5 mm 10 mm


Rose-Pink Series Production Color Details
Production: Mid 1980sNib: Steel
Logo: Without Logo Series Production
Barrel Color: roseCap Color: pinkTrim: silver-colored

Metal clip with embossed 'Pelikan'

Light blue-blue Series Production Color Details
Production: Mid 1980sNib: Steel
Logo: Without Logo Series Production
Barrel Color: light blueCap Color: blueTrim: silver-colored

Metal clip with embossed 'Pelikan'

Lilac-Purple Series Production Color Details
Production: Mid 1980sNib: Steel
Logo: Without Logo Series Production
Barrel Color: lilacCap Color: purpleTrim: silver-colored

Metal clip with embossed 'Pelikan'

Red-Metal cap Series Production Color Details
Production: Mid 1980sNib: Steel
Logo: Without Logo Series Production
Barrel Color: redCap Color: silverTrim: silver-colored

Imprint on cap 'Pelikan'

Red Series Production Color Details
Production: Mid 1980sNib: Steel
Logo: Without Logo Series Production
Barrel Color: redCap Color: redTrim: silver-colored

Metal clip with embossed 'Pelikan'

Black Series Production Color Details
Production: Mid 1980sNib: Steel
Logo: Without Logo Series Production
Barrel Color: blackCap Color: blackTrim: silver-colored

Metal clip with embossed 'Pelikan'

Blue Series Production Color Details
Production: Mid 1980sNib: Steel
Logo: Without Logo Series Production
Barrel Color: blueCap Color: blueTrim: silver-colored

Metal clip with embossed 'Pelikan'

Red Series Production Color Details
Production: End 1980sNib: Steel
Logo: Without Logo Series Production
Barrel Color: redCap Color: redTrim: red

Imprint on cap 'Pelikan'

Blue Series Production Color Details
Production: End 1980sNib: Steel
Logo: Without Logo Series Production
Barrel Color: blueCap Color: blueTrim: blue

Imprint on cap 'Pelikan'

Yellow Series Production Color Details
Production: End 1980sNib: Steel
Logo: Without Logo Series Production
Barrel Color: yellowCap Color: yellowTrim: yellow

Imprint on cap 'Pelikan'

Red-Red Series Production Color Details
Production: 1985/1990Nib: Steel, green
Logo: Without Logo Series Production
Barrel Color: redCap Color: redTrim: green

Imprint on cap 'Pelikan'

Pink-Blue Series Production Color Details
Production: 1985/1990Nib: Steel, pink
Logo: Without Logo Series Production
Barrel Color: pinkCap Color: blueTrim: turquoise

Imprint on cap 'Pelikan'

Purple-Yellow Series Production Color Details
Production: 1985/1990Nib: Steel, red
Logo: Without Logo Series Production
Barrel Color: purpleCap Color: yellowTrim: purple

Imprint on cap 'Pelikan'

Primapenna Laurin

This fountain pen apparently comes from the production of Laurin, only the cap embossed marks him out as Primapenna. The fountain pen has no features as they possess the Primapenna this time, for example, the triangular air hole of the nib.  Whether this model was sold regularly or is made only as a prototype is unknown.

Model Production Period Nib
Mid1980s

Steel

Weight Total Length Barrel Length Cap Length Diameter Ink Capacity
0.27 oz 5.31 in 4.49 in 2.30 in 0.39 in 2 x 0.8 ml (cartridge)
7.6 g 135 mm 114 mm 58.5 mm 10 mm


Grey black Exportmodel Color
Production: 1980sNib: Steel
Logo: Logo as of 1938 (two chicken) Exportmodel
Barrel Color: greyCap Color: blackTrim: silver-colored
White-darkgreen Exportmodel Color
Production: 1980sNib: Steel
Logo: Logo as of 1938 (two chicken) Exportmodel
Barrel Color: dark greenCap Color: whiteTrim: silver-colored