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Unusual Swan Nib?

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#1 Cob

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Posted 31 December 2014 - 22:49

I have been very fortunate to acquire a very nice Swan SM1/57.  Apart from its prettiness, it has a most interesting nib which I assume is quite unusual: it is a broad oblique italic.  Writing with one of these is quite discipline-inducing!

 

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Posted 31 December 2014 - 23:39

What a lovely pen.  I have the SM2 in the same colour.  I like the lever which I think is made from hard rubber?



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Posted 31 December 2014 - 23:46

What a lovely pen.  I have the SM2 in the same colour.  I like the lever which I think is made from hard rubber?

Thanks.

 

I think that Mabie Todd had the most marvellous range of colours, and the blue/bronze (57) is not only attractive but charmingly subtle too.  Marine Bronze (58) is also splendid.

 

Yes the levers were black hard rubber.  There was one exception: the Big Blackbird which had a similarly-shaped ever but in red hard rubber.  These hard rubber levers are quite easily snapped by the clumsy who encounter a hardened sac!

 

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Posted 01 January 2015 - 10:23

I have an sf 130 with that exact nib on it, it is hard rubber however with a metal leaver along with no clip.



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Posted 01 January 2015 - 10:48

Murfie says please don't bring it to the next meeting as he will be tempted to make an offer & we are on a pen-buying moratorium! :-)

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Posted 01 January 2015 - 11:50

Murfie says please don't bring it to the next meeting as he will be tempted to make an offer & we are on a pen-buying moratorium! :-)

A moratorium?  Oh dear!  I don't think I will be selling that one very soon, but then I always say that don't I? :happyberet:

 

I have one or two others...

 

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Posted 01 January 2015 - 11:53

I have an sf 130 with that exact nib on it, it is hard rubber however with a metal leaver along with no clip.

Yes, and two gold bands?  They are very nice pens; reinstalling the lever-filling mechanism is a bit fiddly though!  So that's two of those nibs I know about; any others out there?

 

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Posted 05 January 2015 - 21:51

Yes, and two gold bands?  They are very nice pens; reinstalling the lever-filling mechanism is a bit fiddly though!  So that's two of those nibs I know about; any others out there?

 

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Just one gold band around the top of the cap, ill get some pictures once I can find the cord to upload them from my camera :P


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Posted 05 January 2015 - 22:48

Just one gold band around the top of the cap, ill get some pictures once I can find the cord to upload them from my camera :P

I meant bands on the barrel? 

 

I have a SF230, no clip no nib, Another unmarked but similar but in black celluloid rather than BHR, wrong cap, uber-flex Phillips nib, a third a 230-60 with lovely flexible  stub nib and finally a 230B-60 with a great NY stub nib.  This one has the wrong cap too - and no clip either!  There's also a 230-50 jade, twin bands on the barrel as with all the others, with wrong cap - a rather garish green one, with very flexible English nib.

 

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