Pelikan 140 (EF)

Hire cost:
Hire the vintage Pelikan 140 for just £5.00 per week!

Production of the 140 officially ran from April of 1952 through July of 1965. In its most basic form, the 140 is a smaller pen with a capped length of 4.87 inches, a posted length of 5.72 inches, a diameter of 0.47 inches, and a weight of 0.42 ounces. It is a piston filled fountain pen with a synthetic seal and the ink capacity is probably somewhere around 1.5 mL. Rather understated in its styling, the 140 sports a characteristic domed cap top and an elongated piston knob. The furniture is generally gold-plated and consists of a beak clip and a single cap band.

This is an earlier model, with EF 14k nib.

Length unposted: approx 113mm
Length posted: approx 143mm


A spot of discolouration on the nib
Plating loss on cap band and clip

Replacement Value:

Shipping cost is for UK only. Not available to hire outside the UK.

Pen will be posted in a reusable box. Please return in this box.

Other instructions:
Note this is not my pen, I'm taking care of the pensharing logistics on behalf of a friend.

Choice of ink:
By default, the pen will be empty and clean. But I do have a wide range of inks which are all listed on my profile. If you fancy trying something, let me know and I'll either fill the pen or send a sample (depending on ease of packaging etc)

Availability check: On hire
Country: United Kingdom
Brand: Pelikan
Pen price (not rental value): £100 - £250
Pen type: Vintage
Nib width: EF: Extra Fine
Nib speciality: Flex
Nib material: Gold

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