Pelikan Limited Edition Herzstück 1929 Fountain Pen - M Nib
Get ready to be transported back to the Berlin, Paris, and New York of the 1920's with the Pelikan Limited Edition Herzstuck 1929. These cities were hubs of innovation in the 1920's. Count von Zeppelin’s airship circled the globe, streets were filled with cars, ships are sailing constantly across oceans and railways are connecting faraway lands. Innovations in technology and travel inspired the journey that writing instruments would take in 1929, under Pelikan.
In a shimmering climate of awakening, the
engineer Theodor Kovács develops a ground-breaking fountain pen with a differential piston mechanism that resolves the disadvantages of the writing
implements that existed at the time. Pelikan’s owner
Fritz Beindorff recognizes the significance of the
invention, and purchases the patent in 1927. Patent
registration follows in Germany in 1928, and just one
year later the first Pelikan fountain pen with patented piston mechanism goes into series production.
The small turn with the revolutionary impact:
The innovative technology with two differing thread
leads inside the fountain pen ensures that the shaft
turns faster than the grip of the pen. The writing
implement can hold a high volume of ink, can be
filled more easily and produces no ink blots. The
advantages over tube fountain-pens that dominated
the market previously make it easier for travelers to
use the pen.
This modern yet iconic limited
edition interprets the historic form in a
new guise. The large viewing window permits new
With much love of detail, the “Herzstück* 1929”
pays tribute to the original from the 1920s: The transparent window, the curved Pelikan beak-like clip, the
cap with the historic Pelikan logo, and the form and
detail of the grip are reminiscent of the revolutionary
Pelikan fountain pen.
The word Herzstuck means core, centerpiece or most important part. The highlight of the Commemorative fountain pen is the
large viewing window that spans the length of the barrel. It’s a fascinating design that not only offers
a view of the level of ink – as was the case initially with
the historic Pelikan fountain pen – but also of the piston
itself. Thus, as the ink is drawn into the pen, it’s possible
to see the way the piston mechanism works. The piston is
gold-plated and marked with the historic patent number.
Bottle fill only.