Dimensions have varied along production years, so interchangeability is not a sure thing, be careful, specially in sleeves as barrel external diameter changed at least 3 times if I am not mistaken
1929-44 Evolution of Pelikan 100
Posted 30 December 2013 - 06:15 PM
...but to be honest, I never found one which suits for daily use. Maybe it's because of the size. The Pelikan 100 is rather short and I prefer pens which can be used without posted cap. That's why I use most of the time Parker "51" and Pelikan 400.
The reason why I collect them is, that I think they are quite interesting from aspects of design. The first Pelikan came out in 1929, a time when American fountain pens became streamline shaped....European market was quite different then.
I quite agree. I have been tending toward smaller pens, but have yet to get to a 100 (or even 100N), which do seem a bit small to me, esp. as I also tend not to post my caps.
I also entirely agree that these are fascinating from a design point of view (as are the Pelikan Ibises). They are virtually "degree zero" designs (with apologies to R. Barthes).
Edited by BMG, 30 December 2013 - 06:16 PM.
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