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A Couple Of New Arrivals Chez Cob


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#1 Cob

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Posted 05 November 2017 - 11:04

These two arrived on Friday; I am very pleased with them.  The L442E/66 happily does not have the Eternal nib its model number suggests.  My idea is that someone really liked the appearance of the pen - perhaps it was a gift? - but hated the Eternal nib.  Mabie Todd offered a first-class service in the 1930s and an owner could have the nib changed free of charge.  MT asked for a steel nib that the owner thought suited his hand and would then provide a close match in gold.

 

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The nib is delightful - as is the one in the SM205/63.

 

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Posted 05 November 2017 - 13:15

They look just like a couple of pens I saw yesterday!



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Posted 05 November 2017 - 16:15

Flat-top MT Swans are the best and iconic FPs of the 20th century. TBH, I've not see that particular nib size before other than the reliable Eternal nibs. 


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Posted 05 November 2017 - 21:09

They look just like a couple of pens I saw yesterday!

Could be correct Peter!

 

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Posted 05 November 2017 - 21:12

Flat-top MT Swans are the best and iconic FPs of the 20th century. TBH, I've not see that particular nib size before other than the reliable Eternal nibs. 

 

Oh there are plenty of No 4s about - plenty of 1060s, 1041s, 1042s, 1045s - 4460s etc.  Plus quite often L470s turn up.  Whilst quite a lot of Eternals do turn up, most of these pens have standard No4 nibs.

 

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Posted 05 November 2017 - 21:21

They're beauties! And superb nibs. Congratulations!

 

Thanks for sharing.



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Posted 06 November 2017 - 13:55

They're beauties! And superb nibs. Congratulations!

 

Thanks for sharing.

A pleasure; many thanks.

 

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Posted 06 November 2017 - 18:10

 

Oh there are plenty of No 4s about - plenty of 1060s, 1041s, 1042s, 1045s - 4460s etc.  Plus quite often L470s turn up.  Whilst quite a lot of Eternals do turn up, most of these pens have standard No4 nibs.

 

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