Pelikan Graphos drawing pen in black plastic with eight nibs (5 drawing and 3 “tubular” lettering) contained in a black case lined in blue.
The nibs will not all be original and there are four unfilled slots for nibs. The three “tubular” lettering nibs are not usual for this set. The nib sizes in the case are: R05 (x2), R08, N2, T1.6 (x2), O02 and A0.4. Pelikan manufactured a number of different nib types. The “A” series is designed to draw thin and extremely thin strokes. The “N” nibs have an oblique cut to create a stroke the same as the lettering nibs. The “O” nibs have a rounded tip designed to provide a more rounded stroke. The “R “Tubular” nib series is for drawing lines of varying thickness and for writing with letter stencils. The “T” nibs are straight cut for broad strokes and poster scripts. The “Z” nibs are left cut to create a stroke the same as the lettering nibs; they were also suitable for left-handed use. The number following the nib type refers to the width of the line in mm. The “R” nibs comprised a tube and a wire which resided in the tube when the pen was not in use. This wire was coiled as a spring at one end to allow it to be handled with ease. Before using the tubular nib, the wire had to be removed. Immediately after use, the wire was reinserted into the tube of the nib to prevent the drawing ink drying in the tube and block the flow of ink when used again. Replacement wires were manufactured for each pen size.