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A Question About Nib Size


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#1 butchixanhdo

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Posted 28 January 2017 - 09:15

Hi,

 

Does an American Mabie Todd #3 nib fit on an English Mabie Todd which also has the same nib size?

 

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#2 Cob

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Posted 28 January 2017 - 20:27

Greenie will probably be able to answer this one; I have no NY No3 nibs here at present, but my guessed answer would be yes!  I do remember mounting a No 4 NY nib onto a No 4 English feed.

 

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Posted 29 January 2017 - 01:15

In my experience they are interchangeable.  You will also find some British Swans with NY nibs that seem to be original, so perhaps there was still some standardization early in the separation.



#4 butchixanhdo

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Posted 31 January 2017 - 09:24

Thank you, Greenie and Cob. Cob, hope you have a Swan with flexible stub nib for sale on ebay soon :P



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Posted 31 January 2017 - 10:25

Thank you, Greenie and Cob. Cob, hope you have a Swan with flexible stub nib for sale on ebay soon :P

 

Ha ha! So do I!  MT stubs are so nice - I especially like the New York ones from the 1920s.  I have one installed in a MHR Macniven & Cameron pen from about 1930 and another in a slim gold-banded (cap) No 2 safety cap eye dropper.

 

Coming up, I do have a late 1940s No 4 leverless with rare 18ct gold cap band and an outrageously flexible nib.  As they say "Watch this space!"

 

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Posted 03 February 2017 - 07:09

Ha ha! So do I!  MT stubs are so nice - I especially like the New York ones from the 1920s.  I have one installed in a MHR Macniven & Cameron pen from about 1930 and another in a slim gold-banded (cap) No 2 safety cap eye dropper.
 
Coming up, I do have a late 1940s No 4 leverless with rare 18ct gold cap band and an outrageously flexible nib.  As they say "Watch this space!"
 
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and that flexible one will be on ebay soon?

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Posted 03 February 2017 - 10:03



and that flexible one will be on ebay soon?

 

Possibly, although i have one outstanding enquiry on it.

 

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Another snap - note ink was still wet!

 

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