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A Stunning Double Pointed F Flex + Needlepoint Tu Swan Nib

swan #2 doublepointed needlepoint flex tuned up nib 1930s

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#1 SchaumburgSwan

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Posted 03 October 2019 - 02:41

Hi,

 

last week a stunning Swan #2 tuned up nib arrived on a Swan L212/60 (late 1930s).

It has a double pointed tipping: downside a F with good flex and on the top a real needlepoint!

 

The L212 isn't restored yet, so I took a 6260 for a writing sample on A5 paper with 5mm squares:

 

Swan_doublepoint_0.jpg

 

Swan_doublepoint_01.jpg

 

Some details of the nib and tipping:

 

Swan_doublepoint_1.jpg

 

Swan_doublepoint_2.jpg

 

Swan_doublepoint_3.jpg

 

I haven't seen such a nib before, it seems to be a lucky find...

 

Best

Jens


Edited by SchaumburgSwan, 03 October 2019 - 02:43.

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Posted 03 October 2019 - 05:56

Gotta love Swan nibs!



#3 SchaumburgSwan

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Posted 03 October 2019 - 20:36

Gotta love Swan nibs!

 

Absolutely!


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#4 inkstainedruth

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Posted 03 October 2019 - 22:18

WOW!  Nice find.

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#5 SchaumburgSwan

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Posted 04 October 2019 - 00:15

Hi,

I just took a closer look at the lines and measured some of them (mikroscope):

 

The needlepoint side gives typically 0.16 mm horizontal as vertical;

The F side makes 0.40 mm verticals and 0.38 mm horizontal lines.

On the fly, here one of the images of a needlepoint line on Clairefontaine paper:

 

 

Linie_016_Needlepoint.jpg

 

 

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Jens


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Posted 04 October 2019 - 00:34

Very interesting nib. Did mabie todd have factory tuned double sided nibs in the past? (Like waterman duo-point #4 nibs)



#7 SchaumburgSwan

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Posted 04 October 2019 - 01:23

Very interesting nib. Did mabie todd have factory tuned double sided nibs in the past? (Like waterman duo-point #4 nibs)

 

This one seems original, made by Mabie Todd in the 1930s...

Maybe Steven Hull writes something about it in his new Swan book, mine is in the mail now...

Parker made some, too.

 

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