Penol’s top-of-the-line pen in the late 1930s was the deLuxe model, made in Denmark from 1935 or 1936 until the early 1940’s. According to this book, there were three versions of the pen, the early models with a solid-colour barrel (1935-36), models produced from 1937 to 1939 used the “Aëro” design, with a transparent portion on the barrel and section (more info here), and models made from 1940 to 1942 have a solid colour barrel with an ink window.
This pen has a solid-colour barrel and is therefore an early model. The middle portion of the barrel is faded. This faded layer can be polished off, however the cost would be reducing the visibility of the imprint, which I have chosen not to do. It has a two-tone nib. The clip shows some signs of pitting.
- Materials: Lapis Blue, marbled
- Nib: Penol deLuxe
- Nib size: < #5
- Cap: Postable, but not secure
- Length, capped: 128.1 mm
- Length, uncapped: 117.2 mm
- Barrel diameter: 10.7 mm (max)
- Cap diameter: 12.2 mm (max)
- Mass: 15.5 g (empty)