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Swan Gold Filled Engine Turned Patterns (Lever Fillers)


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#1 Greenie

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Posted 10 October 2019 - 05:16

Everyone is invited to post their patterns of gold filled (or solid gold) lever fillers.

 

I do not aggressively collect these, but this was a new pattern to me.  I will add pictures of the other patterns I have over the coming weeks. I hope others will also contribute.

 

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#2 Cob

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Posted 10 October 2019 - 07:26

That is indeed unusual and delightful.

 

Here's a New York Swan I have just acquired

 

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Rgds

 

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Posted 15 October 2019 - 20:36

This is timely, I recently was able to acquire this one which I think is pretty attractive.  Nib isn't Swan though, says "Laughlin Manufacturing Company"

 

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Posted 16 October 2019 - 00:09

The monogram is really cool! The pen is great too!



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Posted 17 October 2019 - 03:56

This is a pattern that I have called "Alternating Slash" in my database.  Marked Swan Pen Mabie Todd and Co NY with a MT & Co 2 NY nib.  Lever filler from the 1920s.  Click on pic for closeup.

 

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Posted 17 October 2019 - 03:58

I have seen this pattern referred to as "Rosette". Pen marked Mabie Todd and Co NY. Nib is Swan 2, made in...( not pulling it to see).  Click on pic for closeup.

 

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Posted 17 October 2019 - 04:03

This pen has the "Chain Link" pattern. The top of the cap is domed like earlier Swan pens. It also has the uncommon split lever, dating the pen to 1919.

 

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Posted 17 October 2019 - 04:04

Here is a Chevron pattern, this time in 14K gold.  NY markings on pen and nib.

 

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Posted 17 October 2019 - 04:05

I will be presumptive that Cob won't mind my taking a portion of an old post of his to show what appears to be a "Barleycorn" pattern gold filled Swan lever pen.

 

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Posted 18 October 2019 - 06:09

Let's come up with a name for the pattern on Cob's pen in post #2. 

Ripple?

Squiggle?

 

Someone out there can surely do better!



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Posted 20 October 2019 - 15:52

River...



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Posted 27 October 2019 - 18:41

I have this fellow: same pattern as RickInBaltimore only in silver. Thing is: I dont think its engine-turned. I think these were hand-engraved, which probably predates the mechanical process. Any info, Cob or Greenie?
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Posted 06 November 2019 - 06:01

Here is a page from a 1921 catalog on the PCA site.  It shows the names of the patterns available at that time.  I can't quite tell if the chevron pattern is what they are calling "wave".

 

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Posted 06 November 2019 - 06:08

The pencils in the same catalog confirm the names "rosette", "link", and "block"

Also shown are "ring" and "diamond" that seem to only be seen in 14K.

 

Still looking for the catalog names for the "alternating slash" and Cob's rippled pattern....





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