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Mabie Todd Swan Visofil V211 52 Blue, C1936, A Very Rare Color

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#1 PenHero


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Posted 08 January 2017 - 19:27

Hi, folks!

Thought I would post a new pic of a pen I wanted for a long time:  ​Mabie Todd Swan Visofil V211 52 Blue, c1936, a very rare color.


I don't like using the term rare, but 52 Blue and 49 Imitation Mother-O'-Pearl are very difficult colors.  Rare fits.  I have a Mother-O'-Pearl that is quite discolored and have only seen one non-discolored example. 


Came with the box, instructions and a repair letter from Mabie Todd. 


I'm going to be updating my article on the Visofil V Series c1935-1936 next weekend with some new photos.  These are very interesting and unusual pens.







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Posted 08 January 2017 - 19:42

Yes, very nice.  Fortunately, unlike the VT models these are relatively easy to repair, all provided there is no problem with the transparent ink chamber/filler button and that the spring has not rotted away.  I have done only three of these; I like them; a fascinating system.


Well done and enjoy your pen!



Edited by Cob, 08 January 2017 - 19:43.

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Posted 08 January 2017 - 23:58

And I love the date stamp on the papers. That makes it rather easy to date the pen!


I only got my first MT in this color recently. It is an L205 model.  


Please let us know when you have the update posted to PenHero.

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