Vintage Montblanc No.32 Piston Filled Fountain Pen: 14k Gold Fine Italic Nib

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Name: Vintage Montblanc No.32 Fountain Pen 
Maker: Montblanc, Germany c1960s
Colour: Matt Black / Gold Trim
Material: Arylic / Gold Trim 
Nib: 14k Gold 585 Montblanc Nib - Fine Italic Nib
Filling System: Piston Filled Fountain Pen 
Measurements: 128mm
Condition: Serviced, Near Mint

The Story
In 1906 Alfred Nehemias, a Hamburg banker and August Eberstein, a Berlin engineer, concluded an agreement to manufacture the newly invented fountain pen and established a factory in Hamburg In 1909 The first Montblanc fountain pen was launched. This new writing instrument featured significant improvements, and its name was chosen – so the story goes – to represent its peak of technical achievement and highest European craftsmanship Ever since then Montblanc have been renowned for quality and design. The early pens and particularly pens from the 1920’s to the 1930’s have been highly sought after by collectors. Later pens have been issued in limited editions and the later Meisterstück range are superb every day writers. 

The 32 model was produced in the 1960's as an entry level pen with either a steel nib or a 14k gold 'intarsia' nib; a sleek black piston filler, with a nicely proportioned tapered body, unique feed which keeps up very well and its body accented by gold trim and the signature Mont Blanc snowflake. 

The nib is a fine 14k gold Italic nib which writes beautifully, springy and responsive, smooth ink flow. A joy to write with. The pen has been fully restored and is ready to write

Imperfections
There are no major imperfections to note, no chips cracks or engravings.

There are a few minor imperfections visible to the naked eye, including micro-scratches in the cap and barrel and the gold trim shows wear commensurate with age.

Measurements:
Length Capped: 128mm
Length Uncapped: 117mm
Length Posted: 139mm
Section Diameter: 10mm
Barrel Diameter: 11mm
Cap Diameter: 12mm

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