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85AKbN
January 7th, 2014, 08:45 AM
What is the 400NN clicking cap mechanism? Description I read stated: "clicking cap mechanism" designed to stop the cap from coming off in the pocket.

Does it screw / cap with a final click, locking the cap on?



edit: spelling.

whych
January 7th, 2014, 10:42 AM
Does it screw / cap with a final click, locking the cap on?
Yes, but not all of them work or have them.
What is nice about it is that the pen doesn't unscrew in your pocket.
The 120/140 also had them.

KrazyIvan
January 7th, 2014, 11:08 AM
Does it screw / cap with a final click, locking the cap on?
Yes, but not all of them work or have them.
What is nice about it is that the pen doesn't unscrew in your pocket.
The 120/140 also had them.

Oh! So maybe the threads on my 140 are not slipping and it is just the click. It bothered me because I thought it was damaging the threads so I did not tighten the cap very much. Annoying since the cap would come undone easily. Interesting, I did not know of this feature.

whych
January 7th, 2014, 12:35 PM
More on the topic here:
http://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php/topic/256957-screwing-cap-on-pelikan-400nn/

Jeph
January 7th, 2014, 12:56 PM
My 140 doesn't do it but my 120 shure does! I also checked and my broken 140 and (of course) it does it also. Nice bit of info there whych.

85AKbN
January 9th, 2014, 08:15 PM
My 140 doesn't do it but my 120 shure does! I also checked and my broken 140 and (of course) it does it also. Nice bit of info there whych.
Jeph, I've searched and still have not found an unposted side by side shot of a 140 uncapped, unposted next to a pen that I recognized (say a Lamy 2000). I'm trying to see if it's writable unposted. How do you like your 140?

I hear it's the same nib and feed and barrel as the 400.

Tony Rex
January 9th, 2014, 08:40 PM
Pelikan must have had a lot of complaints after the brief five threaded cap period; combined with four on the barrel, it takes only a quarter turn to uncap. Thus this patch job.

Mildly amused me that no FPN experts had noticed this.

reprieve
January 9th, 2014, 09:13 PM
Huh. I thought the threads on my 400NN were worn and wobbly so I never fully tightened the cap. After reading this, I turned the cap a little more and I did feel the "click." Turns out it's a nicely designed feature! Who'da thunk it!

Jeph
January 10th, 2014, 01:57 AM
My 140 doesn't do it but my 120 shure does! I also checked and my broken 140 and (of course) it does it also. Nice bit of info there whych.
Jeph, I've searched and still have not found an unposted side by side shot of a 140 uncapped, unposted next to a pen that I recognized (say a Lamy 2000). I'm trying to see if it's writable unposted. How do you like your 140?

I hear it's the same nib and feed and barrel as the 400.

I could not use it comfortably unposted. I will do you some pictures after I get home. I did mistake a 140 once for a 400 so they are close but not the same.
The 400 barrel is slightly longer.
It is true that you can use 140 nibs in 400's and vice versa but from memory the 140 nib is smaller. Like the M200 vs M400 nibs. I will verify that when I get home as well. The feed and collars are probably the same.

Tony Rex
January 10th, 2014, 02:07 AM
The feed and collars are probably the same.

Don't worry mate.. smaller/shorter nib, shorter feed, but same collar.

Jeph
January 10th, 2014, 03:10 PM
OK, like Tony said. And I put the pictures here (http://fpgeeks.com/forum/showthread.php/5445-Pelikan-Size-Comparison?p=60013#post60013) to not derail the post.

85AKbN
January 26th, 2014, 02:02 PM
My 400NN has the cap clicking mechanism. Cool. :)