FC-1: Faber-Castell 883

Faber Castell (c1953) Cap and barrel Striated Celluloid Piston Filler. Gold filled trim. Striking green striated barrel. Nib: Faber Castell 14 kt fine. with excellent flex. Measures: 5 1/16" (128 mm) capped. Condition: Near Mint. This pen, manufactured by Faber-Castell (established in 1761), is comparable in every way to the Pelikan 400 series manufactured during the same period. F-C is one of the world's largest and oldest manufacturers of pens, pencils, other office supplies and art supplies, as well as high-end instruments and luxury leather goods. Headquartered in Stein, Germany, it operates 14 factories and 20 sales units throughout the globe.