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Beautiful Big #6 Nib On Swan

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#1 Harrjana


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Posted 24 November 2016 - 14:51

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I bought a box of pens here in MN and this beauty was in it.  The Nib wasn't straight and needed (gulp) retipping.  I emotionally invested in the retyping because the Nib is BEAUTIFUL.  Hard as a nail but gorgeous none the less. The imprint says Self filling and has Mabie Todd & Co. New York so can I assume this is US made or would it have been made in the UK?

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Posted 24 November 2016 - 15:21

Oh, my!  That is absolutely gorgeous!  What a wonderful find!  :yikes:

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#3 MarcShiman


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Posted 25 November 2016 - 05:21

That is an American pen, made around 32-33. It has the same shape as the last of the Swan Eternals made in 32, but these appear to have been the first of the post-Eternal pens. Of particular note is the tapering at the cap and the barrel, and it maintains the "step" clip (these are the last of the American Swans to have it).


These have been incredibly difficult pens for me to find, particularly the 6 size. Great find.

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