Pelikan 100







  • The first Pelikan Pen came on the market :
  • the top of the cap is cylindrical
  • no caprings
  • cap has two air-vents opposite one another
  • nib with heart-shaped air-hole
  • barrel is made of Bakelite (barrel and section are one piece !)


Nov. 1930

  • Decorative cap-rings are introduced


End of 1930

  • The heart-shaped air-hole is replaced by a round hole
  • The cap is provided with two more air-vents


June 1931

  • The top of the cap becomes conical in shape
  • The grip-section is still very straight
  • The section is now made of hardrubber, the barrel made of celluloid
  • The bush (sleeve), which fitts the nib to the feed, is shortened from 17 mm to 12 mm


Mid 1933

  • The section becomes tapered
  • The cap has again only 2 air-vents opposite one another



  • The nib size are now stamped onto the lefthand side of the blade of the ink-feed



  • Only for the german market : The nib-sizes are stamped onto the cone (part of the mechanics)



  • Start of production of palladium nibs



  • For the German market, only model 100 is allowed to be produced
  • These pens were produced without cap-bands
  • Modell 100N for export only



  • The cork seal is replaced by a black plastic seal



  • Fountain pen production for Germany is halted. It appears that this date saw the end of production for the model 100. Spareparts were definitely produced for the pen after war. The pens themselves are no longer mentioned in the relevant price-lists.


last update 01.05.2008
© Martin Lehmann