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Swan 4660 Hand Written Review


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#1 Malcy

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Posted 21 April 2011 - 20:50

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n.b This is the nib before John Sorowka worked on it. It looks great now that it is sorted.
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#2 Pen Is Mightier

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Posted 21 April 2011 - 20:54

Nice writing, and verrry nice pen.
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Posted 22 April 2011 - 02:09

Ditto. Now I have Swan envy...
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#4 alvarez57

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Posted 22 April 2011 - 03:05

Very nice looking pen! Flex pens are for paced, bucolic writing. That's why they have a special niche in my writing.
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#5 somnath1077

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Posted 22 April 2011 - 06:27

Excellent pen at a great bargain! Thanks for the review.

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Posted 22 April 2011 - 07:07

That's a lot of pen and nib for the money. It's good to know that vintage can still provide us with style and fine writing for such a relatively small outlay.
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#7 Malcy

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Posted 22 April 2011 - 20:10

Thanks, it's rapidly become a favourite.

I was a little surprised that Swan is not better represented on this forum as Mabie Todd made so many great pens under that brand. However I think that the majority, certainly from the mid thirties onwards were British made and as many members on this forum are North America based they simply aren’t exposed to them. A quick check shows 62 Swan pens/lots for sale on ebay UK located in the EU (all but one in the UK) but only 7 Swan pens on ebay.com located in NA.

The 4660 and a few other models have the No6 nib. They are not amazingly frequent but do come by if you are patient. There are also No4 nibbed pens but the most numerous have No2 nibs. Some even have No1 nibs. The great thing is that many have flexy or semi flexy nibs and come in a great variety of widths. Some nibs are marked Eternal and were like Sheaffers lifetime. The most common colour is black with gold trim in BHR or Celluloid though other colours exist including snakeskin celluloid. Filling systems are lever or twist filler. I read that the post war twist filler mechanism is completely different to the pre war mechanism and much more efficient. This one certainly works well.

M,T&Co also made the Blackbird brand, placed below the Swan range but apparently well worth looking for with some nice flexy nibs.

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#8 Taurean

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Posted 24 April 2011 - 08:02

Wow, that's one sweet looking pen! And lovely handwriting.

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Posted 27 April 2011 - 02:41

Very nice. These Mabie Todd/Swan pens are absolutely wonderful. I just got two Minors and a Blackbird to work on over the weekend and they're absolutely fantastic little pens. The BHR Minor 2 is just drop dead sexy. And that flat lever is the best looking lever I've ever seen. If I ever get another lever pen, it'll be one of these guys.

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#10 Hugh200au

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Posted 27 April 2011 - 03:02

Nice review, nice pen as well. It is a plastic model not a BHR ...in the post war pens a 1 at the end indicates a BHR one, 0 a plastic. At the price it's a lot of pen for the money!!

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Posted 09 November 2014 - 12:41

I'm gonna get my own 4660 next month!!!! 

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