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More Information On This 105/60?

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#1 Megabound

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Posted 05 January 2017 - 00:14

Hello everyone! I'm new to Fountain pen restoration and picked up this lovely Mabie Todd Swan self filler, but don't know a whole lot about it. Things I do know, it's a number 1 nib with a special trim level, but can anyone fill me in on what year it may have been made and whatnot?

 

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Posted 05 January 2017 - 00:36

That's very interesting; I have seen the odd SM205/60 but never a 105/60 - this one is in delightful order with what looks (typically for a Mabie Todd) to be a lovely nib.  People erroneously describe these as being made of black chased hard rubber, which they are not; they are made from Celluloid.  The filler lever, section and feed of course are of black hard rubber.

 

The clip dates the pen to the mid to late 1830s; I would guess around 1936.  You are fortunate to have found such a nice example; I hope it will give you plenty of writing pleasure as I sure it will..

 

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Posted 05 January 2017 - 04:58

Ah, thank you kindly Cob, no wonder it was so hard to track down. 105/60 was returning 0 useful results, but a post of yours that went into the numbering convention got me all the info I could get.



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Posted 05 January 2017 - 09:13

Glad to help.  I should clarify what i wrote late last night.  What I meant about the clip is that that type of clip first appeared around the mid-1930s.  It (or in fact one very like it) was used on the majority of Swan models up to around 1954.

 

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