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The No. 142 was the smallest offering from the 14x series during the 1950s. You can see it standing in comparison to the 144, 146, and 149 celluloid from the same period. Considering its size and cost, it was positioned in old catalogues for "the spoiled lady" (lol!).The 14x, just like all top tiered piston MB pens of the 1930s-50s, had the Teleskop-Füllmechanik system which was advertised as allowing almost double the ink capacity of standard piston fillers.
It may be small but the 142 pen has all the winning elements of the celluloid 14x pens - classic torpedo design, telescopic piston, and lovely ink window! The 142, 144, and 146 came in three colours - black, green striated, and grey striated.
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