Montblanc 136 Celluloid Fountain Pen 1947 to 50s. Made in Germany 1947 to 1954 in this exact form. This post war 136 Montblanc is the Last of the 136 made.
Although originally launched in 1936 these late 40s to mid 50s examples had evolved so much in design and materials that they share more in common with the 1st issue 146 than they do a 1st issue 136. Indeed between 1936 and 1947 the 136 had 5 to 7 design variations. However it was not until 1947 that the 136 was given its 3 ring bands with central ring MONTBLANC MEISTERSTUCK imprint. This was the 1st pen to have this now standard ring design.
(the 1939 issued 139 was 1st to have 3 rings but it had silver outer rings and different central ring imprint). This 136 is is made entirely of Celluloid like a 146G etc. Early 136 often had BHR (Black Hard Rubber) Caps, Front section, Cap Top section above Clip, Blind Cap (Tail end) and Piston housing. ALL BHR parts are prone to oxidation and often turn Brown.
BHR does not like soap and water as it instantly oxidizes so cleaning ink stains etc is an issue. No such problems with this 136 as it has no BHR parts. It can be rinsed under the Tap with carefree abandon.
Which is the Number 1 argument as to why Celluloid is superior to BHR. This pen is as Jet Black and high Gloss as the day it was made. It has zero Cracks Splits or Repairs etc. The Blind Cap (tail end) has deep 136 and EF imprints.
The Clip is a rare Vermeil (Gold plate on Silver) all other models with Tie Clip have Gold on Brass clips. Only 1st issue 139 also had Vermeil Tie Clip. The Tie Clip is my favourite Montblanc Clip ever made. For large parts of the 1940s they ran out of these Clips and so many 136 have different clip designs.In 1947 they re made the clips the same design again as the 1936 originals. The 3 Ring Bands are Yellow Gold plated and also superb with no brassing or plate loss. The rings are also tight with zero damage. Rare as often the rings are loose due to Celluloid shrinkage.
Very rare to find such clean Gold Trim. Over all once in the hand to the naked eye this 70 year old looks amazing. I especially love this pens Long Cap Short Top design. Cap body is longer than 1936 original 136 cap body but the top section above the Clip is shorter than the 1936 original.
So if you put both caps together side by side they are exact same length. This design 1st came out in early 1940 but those Caps top sections (White Star) had Montblanc Meisterstuck Imprints around them just above the Clip.
Because the 1947 models have. Montblanc Meisterstuck Imprints on the Gold Rings they made the Caps Top section Blank. I also love the early Celluloid White Star itself.It has aged to a wonderful off white Ivory Colour that is unique to 1940-50s White Stars. Of course the real Star of the show with this wonderful Montblanc has to be that MINT 14C EF Flex nib. Its Iridium Tips are PERFECT. Good to last several more lifetimes. This nib looks to have been used very little in its life. Always looked after and NEVER abused. This nibs design helps date the pen to 1952 to 1955. 1947 to 1952 nibs have shaded M logo centre nib.
After 1952 the M logo has no shading. Making this 136 the last of its model type. Nib writes with a Fine line that has Extra Fine line side stroke at normal pressure. Very elegant writer perfect for everyday use. Ultra Smooth with zero paper scratch etc.
However this nib also has some flexibility that allows for even more line width variation on the downstroke when varying levels of pressure is applied. It can flex from F to BB. The Flex is also very user friendly in that it is not Soft, Loose or Twitchy. Only flexes upon user command. Perfect for the heavy handed.
Very Robust Nib built to last forever. Perfect nib for letter writing, diary etc.Creative enough but not crazy all over the place tines that get twisted. This nib is a simple JOY to write with.
The famed flat Ski Slope Ebonite (Hard Rubber) feed has PERFECT ink flow qualities. These feeds are regarded by many Montblanc collectors as their finest ever made. The item "Montblanc 136 Celluloid Fountain Pen 1947 to 50s. Rare" is in sale since Sunday, August 8, 2021.This item is in the category "Collectables\Pens & Writing Equipment\Pens\Fountain Pens\Montblanc". The seller is "myhs10cd" and is located in Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire.
This item can be shipped worldwide.