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Swan Eternal 1 Nib

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#1 Greenie


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Posted 28 July 2018 - 18:47

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The nib caught my eye.  Has anyone else seen this?



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Posted 29 July 2018 - 08:44



No: I've never seen a No 1 Eternal.  I have here a No 2, a 3 and two 4s though!  They'll stay in the spares box for a long time - at least until I find an eccentric who would like to buy them!





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Posted 29 July 2018 - 11:13

Yes, I've had the occasional No 1.  Beautifully smooth writers, like all Eternals.



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Posted 15 August 2018 - 21:37

sorry, can't get my head round these very firm tips - they're so hard that smoothness is not one of the words that comes to mind:-)           Only guessing, but assume they were made for manifolding - i.e. when multiple copies of notes/letters were required ………….  pre Xerox days.

I hadn't seen a No. 1 either - would imagine uncommon, and not entirely sure I see the logic of that degree of firmness in such a small nib  -  as someone else said recently, you could almost dig the garden with the larger Eternals.            Assume there is a 5, but not seen one yet. 

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