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Mug Shots: Dark Ages

Clicking on any image here will take you to the page for that pen.  I’ve gathered them all in one place like this to give a sense of the shape of this era, which was somewhat eclectic, as nostalgia and sleekness were somewhat at odds in the consumer design world for at least the first half of the 1970s, and rather willing to work together in the 1980s.  On will also find some relatively attractive pens here; this age was extremely grim from a standpoint of overall sales for fountain pens but was not an end-to-end horror show as far as available models went.  For a description of the time, visit the History department.

1966 – present: Lamy 2000

 

 

1966 – c. 1968: Sheaffer Stylist

 

 

1967 – 1983: Parker 65

 

 

1969 – c. 2003: Sheaffer NoNonsense

 

 

1971 to c. 1983: Pilot MYU

1971 – c.1983: Pilot Myu

 

 

1973 - 1977: Pelikan 120 (Merz & Krell production)

1973 – 1977: Pelikan 120 (Merz & Krell production)

 

 

1973 - c. 1989: Pelikan P488 "Silver Star"

1973 – c. 1989: Pelikan P488 “Silver Star”

 

 

c.1973 – c. 1998: Sheaffer cartridge pen, third iteration

 

 

1973 – c. 1983: Sheaffer Triumph

 

 

1975 – 1994: Parker 25

 

 

1976 – 1998: Sheaffer Targa

 

 

c. 1976 - present: Platinum Preppy

c. 1976 – present: Platinum Preppy

 

 

c. 1976 – c. 1989: Waterman Executive

 

 

1977 – 1985: Parker 180

 

 

Pilot Murex.

1977 – c. 1983: Pilot Murex

 

 

1978 - 1987: Pelikan Signum

1978 – 1987: Pelikan Signum

 

 

1978 – 1982: Parker Falcon 50

 

 

1978 - present: Platinum #3776

1978 – present: Platinum #3776

 

 

1979 – 2000: Parker 15

 

 

c. 1980 – c. 1990: Élysée Series 60

 

 

1980 – present: Lamy Safari

 

 

c. 1980s: Ero Number 1

 

 

c. 1980 – c. 1989: Waterman Super Master

 

 

1981 – 1987: Parker Arrow

 

 

1982 - present: Pelikan Souveran

1982 – present: Pelikan Souverän

 

 

1982 - 1998: Sheaffer Targa Slimline

1982 – 1998: Sheaffer Targa Slimline

 

 

1984 - 2016: OMAS Arte Italiana.

1984 – 2016: OMAS Arte Italiana

 

 

c. 1985: Apis unknown model

 

 

1986 – present: Parker Vector

 

 

1987 – present: Lamy abc

 

 

1987 – 1994: Parker 88 Place Vendôme/Rialto

 

 

1988 - present: Parker Duofold

1988 – present: Parker Duofold

 

 

1988 – 1994: Parker 95

 

 

1990 – 2002: Sheaffer Fashion.

 

 

c. 1990 – c. 2000: Waterman Laureat

 

 

c. 1991 - present: Montblanc 114P "Mozart"

c. 1991 – present: Montblanc 114P “Mozart”

 

 

1992 – present: Cross Century II

 

 

1992 – 1996: Pelikan New Classic

 

 

1991 to Present Pilot Custom 94

1991 – present: Pilot Custom 94

 

 

1993 – present: Kaweco Sport (modern version)

 

 

1993 – 1998: Sheaffer Triumph Imperial

 

 

1994 – present: Waterman Hémisphère

 

 

1994 – 2009: Waterman Phileas

 

 

1995 – c. 2003: Sheaffer Award

 

 

1995 – present: Sheaffer Legacy

 

 

1995 – c. 1998: Waterman Préface.

 

 

1996 – 2010: Parker Frontier

 

 

1996 to present: OMAS 360

1996 – 2016: OMAS 360

 

 

1996 - 2004: Waterman L'Etalon

1996 – 2004: Waterman L’Etalon

 

 

1997 - 2006: Pelikan Level 5

1997 – 2006: Pelikan Level 5

 

 

Retro 51 Tornado

1997 – present: Retro 51 Tornado

 

 

1997 – present: Waterman Carène

 

 

1999 – present: Pilot/Namiki Vanishing Point/Capless, metal-bodied late version

 

 

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