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Swan L295/47 With Defective #2 Nib - How To Get A Replacement


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#1 darkcruix

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Posted 22 December 2016 - 14:32

Hi,

 

due to my carelessness I have ruined my #2 nib of my beautiful Mabie Todd Swan L295/47:

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I am based in Germany and wonder, where I can get a replacement nib for this pen that has similar super-flex properties (it could do EF - BBB).

 

Thanks,

Roland



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#2 Cob

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Posted 22 December 2016 - 14:47

Hullo.

 

It is possible that I could repair this nib for you - provided it is not cracked. An EF full-flex Swan 2 nib is hard to find.  I have a small stock of Swan 2s from the correct period, but I doubt I have one such as you descirbe.

 

If interested please PM me - I live in England.

 

By the way I believe that your pen is a L205/47 - not a L295 - I have never heard of a L295.  I had two of them!  There was also the L245/47 with three cap bands, centre band being wider and with a knurled finish.

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#3 darkcruix

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Posted 22 December 2016 - 15:24

Many thanks for your swift reply ... and, you are absolutely right - it is a L205/47.

 

I'll send you a PM shortly - just wanted to share these two pictures of the nib:

 

 

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#4 Greenie

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Posted 23 December 2016 - 05:47

I did that once to a fantastic flexible MT nib. There I was, flexing away, feeling warm and happy inside. 

Then

SNAP!

I actually felt nauseated for a few seconds.

 

Hopefully yours can be repaired. Mine was clearly cracked across both tines, much worse than yours.



#5 Cob

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Posted 23 December 2016 - 21:19

I did that once to a fantastic flexible MT nib. There I was, flexing away, feeling warm and happy inside. 

Then

SNAP!

I actually felt nauseated for a few seconds.

 

Hopefully yours can be repaired. Mine was clearly cracked across both tines, much worse than yours.

It is indeed a horrible feeling when one snaps a tine or two.  Even worse when one loses a tip whilst attempting to repair a bad-tempered nib - not necessarily a damaged one!

 

All the best,

C.


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#6 mhphoto

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 21:24

Another victim of the influence of careless superflex videos on youtube perhaps?


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Posted 05 January 2017 - 00:38

Another victim of the influence of careless superflex videos on youtube perhaps?

 

Yes, I know what you eman; some of these are really most distressing - to the eye as well as to the nib!  And some of the ebay sellers, who should perhaps know better, post horrid photos of nibs on the ragged edge!

 

Cob


Edited by Cob, 05 January 2017 - 00:38.

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Posted 05 January 2017 - 05:32

In advertising, sex sells. With vintage pens, flex sells.

 

You have to be careful with casual flex. Sometimes you pick up a condition for which there is no good treatment.



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Posted 05 January 2017 - 05:53

In advertising, sex sells. With vintage pens, flex sells.

 

You have to be careful with casual flex. Sometimes you pick up a condition for which there is no good treatment.

 

 

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Posted 05 January 2017 - 09:14

In advertising, sex sells. With vintage pens, flex sells.

 

You have to be careful with casual flex. Sometimes you pick up a condition for which there is no good treatment.

Brilliant!

 

C.


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#11 darkcruix

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Posted 05 January 2017 - 10:34

I definitely over-flexed it - so I am guilty  :blush:

(In general, I am not brand new to flex fountain pens, so I generally can feel, how far I can go - which is no excuse)

 

But you are right - those youtube videos can be heartbreaking.

 

Thanks to Cob, I soon will have my pen back !!!!!





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