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In 1832, Carl Hornemann founded a small color artist for artists and inks in Hannover, Germany. From here begins Pelikan's story even though as a foundation date we usually refer to April 28, 1838, the day of release of the first printed price list. Chemical Guenther Wagner becomes head of the company.

He bought it in 1871 and in 1878 he rec...

   

In 1832, Carl Hornemann founded a small color artist for artists and inks in Hannover, Germany. From here begins Pelikan's story even though as a foundation date we usually refer to April 28, 1838, the day of release of the first printed price list. Chemical Guenther Wagner becomes head of the company.

He bought it in 1871 and in 1878 he recorded the logo representing a pelican drawn from the coat of arms of his family. It is one of the first registered trademarks in Germany. To expand its business to Austria, which at that time controlled part of northern Italy, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Croatia, built a factory first in Eger and then in Vienna. Production and the market are widening. The company employs 39 new employees including Fritz Beindorff. The young man starts selling Pelikan in Austria, Italy and Russia. The company moves to the new construction on the Podbielskistrasse in an area of ​​13,000 m² of office space and space for production. This modern building has now become a protected historic monument of the city of Hanover. Annual sales reach two million marks in recent years. In 1929 The birth year of the Pelikan fountain pens. Famous and recognizable green stems have an innovative ink flow system and a transparent window to control ink levels. The innovative differential piston mechanism in Pelikan styling is a true revolution for the era.

After the austere post-war period in Germany, the economic boom breaks. During this period, Pelikan produces the fountain pen model 400 from the black and green stripe. This model has become the most famous of its category. Even today Pelikan is one of the most important pencil marks in the world.

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  • GOLF

    Pelikan limited edition dedicated to golf. The fountain pen gold nib 18 KT piston filler is limited to 4500 worldwide, 2000 of which are available in conjunction with the ballpoint pen,also in limited series. The dark green body fountain pen and ballpoint pen is decorated with a miniature finely crafted in silver gilt, depicting stick, putter and ball.

  • EXPO 2000 NATURE

    The fountain-pen EXPO 2000 nature is dedicated to universal exhibition (Hannover). Green precious resin with inserts rolled gold. Fountain pen with piston filler and 18 KT gold nib.

  • PELIKAN TOLEDO M700

    The art of working with Damascus steel goes back thousands of years. It means that steel or iron objects are decorated by engraving a pattern into the surface. Next, a thin sheet of gold will be placed over the pattern and will be embossed deep into the material with the help of a little hammer. In order to show the newly filled pattern, the object will then be heated to approximately 800°C. By doing so, the steel surfaces will oxidize and turn black, while the gold starts to shine. This technique traveled with the Arabs into Spain and has been perfected throughout the centuries, particularly in the famous Spanish town Toledo.

    In the year 1931 Pelikan adopted this technique for the Toledo model with so much success that the design has remained virtually unchanged throughout the years. Today the decorative sleeve is made of one piece in Sterling Silver. It is treated carefully in various different steps until the motive is covered with a layer of gold (or palladium to obtain a silver surface). Every Toledo fountain pen is a unique piece made in Germany. This is because the tiny engravings in the motif are made by hand, making each Pelikan feather come alive. Due to the high amount of work, a maximum of 200 pieces are able to be created per month. The cap and front piece as well as the end piece are made of black high-quality resin.

    If you own a Toledo fountain pen, you own a piece of art and a small piece of history.

    Pennino in oro a 18 k/ 750 

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