I just received a gorgeous Tortoise Pelikan 450 pencil. My first one. One of the early versions, circa 1952. I'm pretty embarrassed to admit this but I do not know how to fill it. It takes 1.18mm lead refills and, in these older models, apparently the refills are not inserted from above.
Would one of you be kind enough to either walk me through the process with some brief step-by-step instructions or point me towards a good link?
Thanks so much!