ME233 Mentmore Diploma (Soft Stub)

ME233 Mentmore Diploma (Soft Stub)
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Product Code: VINT_ME233
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ME233 Mentmore Diploma (Soft Stub)

Date: c1930s

Size: Length - 127mm capped; 162mm posted.

This very beautiful glossy grey and black lizard skin effect celluloid pen dates from around the late 1930s.  It is an early model with the ball-ended pocket clip.  It is a model that has seen a lot of change over the years.  It is in very good condition - the only real damage on this pen is some general plating wear to the gold plated trim.  This is the only damage I can see on this pen.  The cap has a large end button holding the "M" monogrammed washer-style pocket clip.  The clip is gold filled and has a ball at the end.   There is also a narrow gold filled cap ring.  Both cap and barrel show no damage, not even any noticeable scratches.  This pen is a lever filler, and the lever is also gold filled with a flattened end tab, and again with the Mentmore "M" imprint.  The barrel imprint is clear and crisp.  The nib is a shiny and undamaged Mentmore Osmi-Iridium in 14 carat gold.  It is a rather unusualstub point.  

I have fully serviced this pen.  The nib feels very smooth in use and is also soft.  Couple this with the stub point on this pen and you will get some very attractive and effortless line width variation from a fine to a good generous broad.    

An unusual early iteration of the Diploma model in a really beautiful finish.  What's not to like?

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