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#1 Xof72000

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Posted 08 October 2017 - 13:42

I have found this set a few day ago.

The fountain pen has the number "192/91" on the end of the body.

I do not know much about Swan pens ... any help on the meaning of this "192/91" number, color, material, ... will be helpful. Thanks !  :thumbup:

 

 

 

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#2 Cob

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Posted 08 October 2017 - 13:56

A very nice find indeed.

 

192 refers to the shape of the pen - a short ringtop.  I imagine it has a No 2 nib?  91 is the colour, in this case Coral.

 

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Posted 08 October 2017 - 15:27

Great ! Thanks Cob !

Yes, it has a #2 nib.

 

Any idea on the material used to make the pen ? ... it looks like thin criss cross fibers (if I can say so ...)



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Posted 08 October 2017 - 17:47

Well I have never had one of these but my guess would be some sort of Celluloid - Mabie Todd called it Xylonite.  If you have acetone keep it away from the pen!

 

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 04:52

Thanks for the advise ! 



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Posted 09 October 2017 - 12:24

I had the Nile Green version, but that coral is a beautiful colour  :thumbup:



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Posted 09 October 2017 - 13:04

To be absolutely accurate, the people Mabie Todd bought it from called it Xylonite.  They were the British Xylonite Co.


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Posted 09 October 2017 - 18:46

Not a material unique to MT.

 

I have several Curzon Joy pens in this material.

I would argue the same quality of pen, available at a fraction of the price simply because of the name on it ;-)  





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