2011-12-21

some old Lamy 2000 fountain pens

we can find some variations on the old Lamy 2000,
here are three examples, the font types are different on the cap engraving,
  • LAMY 2000 W.Germany
  • LAMY 2000 W.Germany
  • LAMY 2000 W.GERMANY
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the section,
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and the feed, the breath hole and 18k gold nib,
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there is another one style with only "LAMY 2000" stamped on the cap, no "W.GERMANY",
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this one looks similar to roygbiv's on FPN, but the font type is different !

2 comments:

Bruno Taut said...

Could you date those three Lamy 2000 or, at least, order them chronologically?

Nice job.

BT

kmpn said...

well, i believe the one with a green piece on the feed is the oldest, i.e. the leftmost one. this green piece feed is also found on old lamy pens, http://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=33160

the one with "flattened circle" breath hole should be "older" than the circle breath hole nibs. but this may not be true, i have a Lamy 2000 with circle breath hole nib fitted with a green piece feed.

also, the last one with only the "LAMY 2000" imprint are believed to be one of the earliest version, according to http://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/182361-photos-of-a-lamy-2000-fountain-pencirca-1967-is-this-a-first-edition-do-you-have-any-information/page__p__1851052#entry1851052

however, the parts on Lamy 2000 are interchangeable, and they may be changed by somebody with newer/older parts before. i cannot tell the exact year when they were produced.

thanks.