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An Attractive Late 1930S Swan Leverless

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#1 Cob

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Posted 09 February 2018 - 09:28

I have just acquired this one.  It came with a 1950s Swan nib (witht he Swan wrapped aorund the breather hole).  I have installed the correct nib which I was fortunate to possess..

 

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No model number of course.  As may be seen, the cap has the late 1930s type clip arrangement with the BHR ring and the little Swan emblem embedded, found on L212/60, L445/60. L645/60, 0160/1060/2060 amongst others, and some of the Snakeskin and Lizard skin models.

 

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Posted 10 February 2018 - 03:38

Love that band.  Great way to dress up a black pen. And the fancy nib helps as well.

 

Nice find.



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Posted 10 February 2018 - 05:59

Love that band.  Great way to dress up a black pen. And the fancy nib helps as well.

 

Nice find.

Yes thanks Greenie.  Those bands were often used on Visofils as I am sure you know.  I have also had a small No 1 Leverless with the same band.  I cannot remember if I have seen a Snakeskin or Lizard skin fitted with one.

 

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Posted 10 February 2018 - 16:10

Visofil VT would be the classic place for this band.  Shall we call it the Lattice Band?  I am open....

 

I posted previously about the small leverless pens I have with interesting bands, one classic Visofil "lattice" pattern, and on a row of X's with a separate thin band on either side.  But these do not have the metal swan medallion in the cap. And the knob is much wider/flatter n the end, like the early flat top leverless pens.  They seem like earlier leverless pens.  I fugured that they were dressing up the small pens, or making them fancier as Ladies' pens.

 

I believe I saw your black Lattice band pen on ebay and got spooked that it was a marriage of a leverless body and visofil cap.  But now that I see that cap medallion, the pen clearly goes together.

 

I do have this pen however.  

 

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Posted 11 February 2018 - 08:10

That one's a real beauty Greenie; I cannot remember ever seeing another.

 

By coincidence (having a client who wants one) I have bought this Visofil - a small No 1 clipless model; I cannot remember ever seeing this material on a Swan - it looks Blackbird to me.

 

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Posted 11 February 2018 - 17:57

I thought this pen was italianate marble  /59 when I saw the listing  - one of the most common colours or this type of Visofil





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