Fine Writing – Souveran M 800
A true classic!
In the year 1929, Pelikan was the first company that introduced the differentiated piston mechanism. This technique causes the spindle inside the fountain pen to turn quicker than the end piece of the barrel, with the help of two different threads.
The model was launched in 1950, with its green striped sleeve and now it has become a world-wide symbol for the brand of Pelikan. This series was called Souveran.
The design and technical details of this pen have been developed but the basic mechanism remains the same.
Facts and Figures
Piston filler of Souveran M 800 includes a 24 carat gold plating and an elaborately striped body made of celluloid acetate. The nibs of the Souverän piston filler M 800 are made of 18 carat/750 gold.
Their nibs are refined with a rhodium decor and their writing qualities were tested by hand. The fountain pens are equipped with a differential piston-filling mechanism, of which is elaborated with high-value brazen components on the model M 800.
This fountain pen exists in many different color variations:
Size / Length
With closed cap: 14.1 cm
With cap fixed on end: 16.4 cm