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Proper Feed & Section For Flexible Mt Ny #6 (Not Eternal, No Swan Branding)?


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#1 Synnove

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Posted 20 January 2017 - 12:48

I recently happened in to a massive and flexible MT #6 nib. However, aside from dipping (which is do-able as it fits almost perfectly in to my Fairchild #8 holders, indicating it's a 7mm size), I don't have anything to do with it.

 

I've been looking for feeds and sections to house the thing and have only come across "eternal" feeds; will a #6 eternal feed work for a non-eternal nib? Additionally, there seems to be two styles:

 

http://www.artofpen....-and-parts.html

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http://www.fivestarp...-pen-parts.html

 

The latter version seems to have more ladders/is a more modern design. However, since my nib has no Swan marking, I assume it's of older manufacture and therefore would work best with the former version? Or does it make a difference?



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#2 Cob

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Posted 20 January 2017 - 12:59

As you are in the USA, I assume that your nib is stamped Mabie Todd & Co New York?  I would guess that the second of your two choices which looks like a classic American Swan feed would be suitable, though I daresay that the first one would be OK.

 

I must say that the price for the first one is very reasonable.

 

I have here a big Swan Leverless - L645/60 that would have had a Swan 6 nib.  It is fitted with an Onoto 4 which fits the Swan 6 feed perfectly!

 

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#3 Synnove

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Posted 20 January 2017 - 19:59

Correct it is of NY manufacture:

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Posted 22 January 2017 - 08:05

Though not of Swan manufacture, I have found that the feed of the neponset (a wetter version of the ahabs feed) fits well with a ventless #6 nib from mabie Todd, within the section of an ASA Nauka. I've also put a Warranted #6 with an Ahabs feed into a Ratnamson Supreme (though in that case the section needed to be heated and made to conform to them since it was slightly loose).



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