M1xx

Below you will find a detailed accounting of all of the known variations of the Pelikan M1xx family of fountain pens.  Click on any heading to be taken to that model’s respective page which consists of detailed lists, descriptions, and pictures of many of the documented pens.

 

M100

The M100 was initially released in 1985, likely the black variant first followed by several colored models.  They are distinguished by the derby cap top and rhodium colored trim.  The exception to that rule is the white model that has its trim painted black.  The cap band and lip are beveled and there is no trim ring on the barrel.  These were discontinued before 1997 and therefore there is only one style of trim for this model.  This model shares similar styling as the MC110 calligraphy pen.  The nibs of these pens are stainless steel.

Total Length
Barrel Length
Cap Length
Posted Length
Diameter
Weight
4.72 in
3.23 in
2.13 in
5.71 in
0.43 in
0.39 oz 

 

M150

The M150 was initially released in 1985, likely the black variant first followed by several colored models.  These pens are the same size as the M100 and the two are often mistaken for each other.  The easy way to tell the difference is that the M100 has rhodium trim and the M150 has gold trim.  There are two trim variants of M150, depending on the year of release.  Pelikan restyled their trim levels in 1997 resulting in pre-’97 and post-’97 trim variations.  The pre-’97 pens are distinguished by a derby cap top, gold-colored trim, absence of a trim ring on the barrel, and the cap band and lip are beveled.  The post-’97 pens have a crown cap top, gold-colored trim, trim ring at the piston knob, and the cap band is no longer beveled.  These pens are styled similarly to the MC120 calligraphy pen.  The nibs of these pens are gold-plated stainless steel.  It should be noted that the post-’97 M150 trim variant with green barrel and black cap has been sold in the Italian market under the model name M151.

Trim
Total Length
Barrel Length
Cap Length
Posted Length
Diameter
Weight
Pre-’97
4.72 in
3.23 in
2.13 in
5.71 in 
0.43 in
0.39 oz 
Post-’97
 4.72 in
3.23 in 
2.13 in 
5.71 in
0.43 in 
0.39 oz