I'm looking for a specific fountain pen that was very common in German schools in the mid-90s. Can you help?
I went to elementary/middle school in Germany in the mid-to-late 90s, and we all used cartridge fountain pens for school. I always had pretty standard cartridge pens like these
, but I remember being very envious of my friends who had these gorgeous long tapered fountain pens. Now I'm wondering if those fountain pens are available on eBay or something, to satisfy a childhood craving, but I can't figure out how to search for them.
The fountain pens were definitely longer than regular pens, maybe by two inches...like the old writing-desk fountain pens, except for school kids. They had a completely round body that bulged a little bit around the place where you grip it to write, and it curved (a bit pear-shaped) off and tapered to a flat cylindrical tip that was probably no more than 5mm in diameter. They look a little like these pens
, but none of them are quite it. They were incredibly common - at least half my class (most of the girls) had one.
- I'm almost certain it was Stabilo or Pelikan, though it could be Lamy or Schaeffer or someone else
- It used one of the longer ink cartridges (I think the 4001s) rather than having two short cartridges pushed up against each other back to back
- I'm pretty sure the body was either dark blue or black, with no prominent logos or designs on the pen shaft
- There was no window in the pen shaft to indicate the level of ink left in the cartridge
- The nib was a calligraphy-ish nib, maybe 3mm across
- The pen cap definitely had a clip
- They would have retailed for around $30 DMark around 1998 or so
- I was living in Baden-Württemberg, if that matters
Any help or pointers would be greatly appreciated!