No. 0, 4 & 6 Lever Fillers
This pen is from the personal collection of Ariel Zuñiga - a generous contributor on FPN, seminal Montblanc collector’s books, and now this website. Watch out for a series of reviews of truly rare pens thanks to AZ’s generosity!
In terms of sizes, Collectible Stars I shows examples of lever fillers from sizes 00, 0, 1, 2, 4, and 6. But, I wonder if larger sizes were available especially since these pens were so close in design to the safety filler series and we know that the latter was available in sizes all the way up to 12.
It is interesting to note that for these particular pens, the No. 4 is slightly larger than the No. 6 with a length of 12.7cm v/s 12.2 cm respectively. In the words of the owner himself, "I even wondered if this difference was because one of them could have been shortened, either on the cap or the barrel, but I have been assured it was not the case. Since I have all those pens for more than twenty years I did not have any reason to doubt what I was told."
The size O example we have here measures a tiny 10cm. Look at it dwarfed by the 139 in this picture!
The fact that this pen is a lever filler + size O + mottled red, makes is a truly rare specimen.
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