About This Model
Montegrappa, actually Elmo & Montegrappa, is one of the oldest continuous fountain pen manufacturers in the world, having been in business since 1912. Its history is complex and largely undocumented since the 1950’s, but the fact remains that it flourished during the golden years of fountain pens, survived the lean years, and is now back as a major manufacturer of luxury fountain pens. These pens, from the Symphony Collezione are 1996-99, a second edition of the famous, elegant 1912 and Reminiscence lines. The Symphony line are all octagonally faceted like the Reminiscence line and many 1930’s Montegrappas, with a threaded barrel cap to enable posting, and silver cap rings and section. These are very substantial pens. Their imprints are all on the cap rings, with “1912” and the Montegrappa crest.
About This Pen
This is a Elmo-Montegrappa pen from Italy, made 1940-45, when gold was rare and pens a little more restrained. The nib is steel, a EF/F with a bit of flex and some feedback. It’s 12cm long, a little shorter, in black and pearl, a button filler. The celluloid is in very good condition; quite clean with one pinprick and a few minor color stains that might have been in the original celluloid. Trim is chromed but heavy and solid, probably chromed steel. It has a christmas-tree feed that makes one think it might be an older pen, but it is more likely that the nib and/or feed are not original; there is simply no way to tell. Carries main line Montegrappa imprint.
Price: $215 Sold