This pen engraver would have been used at a Pelikan dealer to engrave the name of the owner. The system is a pantograph, where the operator uses a stylus to trace letters that are arranged in the block on the READ MORE
The 100 was Pelikan’s first fountain pen, and was the first to use a differential piston system, patented by the Hungarian engineer, Theodor Kovacs (see this page for more details). This particular pen was probably made between 1932 and 1938 READ MORE
A promotional video (with German narration, and an excellent soundtrack!), but it still has some good info on how pens are made. This shows a hybrid of mass production techniques with handmade assembly.
Two Pelikanos from the mid-to late 1960’s. Both are cartridge fillers with ink windows. The black one is in good shape, but the blue one looks like it has some minor teeth marks at the end of the barrel. It’s READ MORE