TOZ Penkala - Mirna
Manufacturer/Model: TOZ Penkala/Mirna/Croatia
Year of production: Mid to Late 1960s
Filling system: Piston Filler
Nib: Solid 14K gold Hooded, M Medium, Semi-Flexible writes up to BB
Material: Transparent Celluloid Tortoise Brown Striped Shell Body; Red Celluloid Cap & Turning Knob; Gold Plated Trimmings
Length (pen closed): 125mm; Posted 150mm
A very beautiful pen made in a unique transparent tortoise shell, very similar to Pelikan 400 pens, made by TOZ Penkala Zagreb, which was previously known as the MOSTER-PENKALA Company founded by Edmund Moster and Eduard Penkala in 1911. Moster later opened 2 more plants, one in Berlin Germany. They made some astonishing pens and pencils, and Moster had developed 3 patents for writing instruments. He worked with his German partner and set the foundation for what was to become one of the most successful pen companies in South East Europe. After the Yugoslavia was unified and socialized, the Penkala company was nationalized and TOZ (Tvornica Olovaka Zagreb) was created.
The body of the pen is made out of unusually transparent celluloid orange/amber color tortoise shell. The pen bares the model name "Mirna", which was one of their top lines at the time. The build quality is great, same as any German or Europe pen manufacturers. The pen has a clean design and shape, but in a compact form, with a nice streamlined grip section which ends in a hooded nib. The materials are some of the highest quality in that era, form ebonite to hard rubber and celluloid, giving the pen nice gloss, shine and patina. The pen has a capped piston which has its original silicone cork, functions smoothly and fills the pen to the top each time. The capped piston turning knob was a feature first introduced by Kaweco in the 1930, it is basically a safety feature as no accidental turning of the knob is possible, hence no accidental ink spills. The celluloid body is so transparent that will change color to whatever ink is being used, and the ink level can be clearly read. The burgundy red cap, section and turning knob are nice touch and go well with the theme of the pen, but unmistakably remind of the legendary Pelikan 101N with RHR cap and turning knob. There is also a "M" imprint on the top of the body right under the turning knob, showing the nib size.
The nib is rated as M medium but its performance is close to F fine. It is a nice small but hooded nib with the half-sun in rhomboid symbol. The nib is soft and it will write bigger size if pressed gently, up to double broad. The pen is ergonomic, sleek, feels nice in the hand, and very easy to use, fill and clean. It stood the test of time as well as some of the best pens in the world. The pen is in absolute mint condition, perfectly preserved and ready to write.
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