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Just Bought My First Eyedropper Yesterday.

mabie todd swan 1915 eyedropper

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#21 SchaumburgSwan

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Posted 07 August 2018 - 00:42

Having an upper and lower part to the feed improves ink flow.  It's worth bearing in mind that these feeds are very simple and lack the later improvements.  Before spoon or ladder feeds came along, minor improvements were made to the over-and-under feed, like twisted silver wire to lead the ink and the later gold over-feed which helped to supply ink to the nib and may have had the additional benefit of delaying the drying of ink on the nib.

 

That makes sence to me...

 

Thank You.

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Posted 07 August 2018 - 00:50

Hi,

 

two more things.

 

I found the model number on the top: # 3012 MED it says.

 

The cap is a bit loose. Do You think applying a thin layer of shellac inside the cap opening is a good way to fix it? Or would it rub off quickly?

 

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Posted 07 August 2018 - 14:05

Yes, shellac would do nicely - leave it overnight to set to be on the safe side; I have used this method, and it is effective.

 

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Posted 07 August 2018 - 20:26

Yes, shellac would do nicely - leave it overnight to set to be on the safe side; I have used this method, and it is effective.

 

Cob

 

Fine, thank You, Cob.

 

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Posted 06 June 2019 - 23:15

Hi,

 

a little feed back:

This tiny swan turned out to be a pen being always inked!

ESSRI is perfect here.

The nib gives some line variation, even if not flexed!

I measured 0.34mm on vertical strokes and 0.22mm horizontal, so a "semistub" ;-)

 

Enjoy your Swans

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