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A Nice Find In My Drawer

pens mabie todd swan ringtop

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#1 sidthecat

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Posted 09 March 2017 - 22:38

I bought this little ringtop months ago and put it in my "to be repaired" drawer because one of the cap rings is a little bent. I came upon it last night while looking for something else, filled it and started writing. A nice little medium point, very flexy. I let a co-worker play with it and if they find me in the parking structure with a head wound and the pen gone, the cops should finger him.

Here's a picture - it's a very dark blue:

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#2 Cob

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Posted 10 March 2017 - 11:05

That's a really interesting pen I think.  Are there slightly lighter blue areas on it?  I think it must be the rarer variant of the 1920s 52 colour which was normally Lapis.

 

My compliments - I wish I had a drawer with pens like that inside!

 

Cob


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#3 sidthecat

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Posted 12 March 2017 - 17:14

I put a strong light on it, and it's Lapis. Maybe a polish will bring it out. It's almost black right now.
It was in the drawer because of the bent ring, which I may take to my intrepid jeweler...when I give up writing with it.



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