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Mabie Todd Swan #3 Nib? What Pens?

mabie swan nib #3

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#1 HDRoot

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 16:48

Greetings:

 

I have a very cool Swan #3 nib that doesn't have a pen. Can generalizations be made about what pens the #3s were intended for? Can the MT numbering system help? Does it really make much difference? For example, can I mount the nib in an SF2 beater? I do have the feed; how interchangable are they? Or are they?

 

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#2 jjlax10

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Posted 14 June 2013 - 22:42

Not an expert, but it refers to the dimensions of the nib and thus the overall size of the pens.


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#3 Happy Harry

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Posted 16 June 2013 - 03:05

If the nib fits around the feed you can use it. Note that the thickness of the nib can vary so a no.3 may make for a tight fit if the original nib was smaller. Post war the 4 digit numbering system can help, ie a 3360 equates to 3=model  3=nib size 6=color and 0=plastic, so anything with a 3 second would normally take a no.3 nib. ( most would be 3xxx, 4xxx or 6xxx and in solid colors).



#4 HDRoot

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Posted 16 June 2013 - 14:46

Thanks, Harry, this will help. I'll watch for a parts pen I can experiment on.

 

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 17:43

Edited: for stupidity - wrong thread


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