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Swell De Luxe Identification

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#1 lamming

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Posted 06 November 2019 - 14:45

The is a lovely old pen from the 40's i would guess. 140mm but only weighing 20 gm, with a 14ct Warranted nib.

Does anybody know anything of this brand?

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#2 Dankdan63

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Posted 28 November 2019 - 08:32

Is that a button filler?



#3 lamming

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Posted 05 March 2020 - 18:56

It sure is. Attached other photos. (don't know why they didn't attach first post)

 

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#4 Paul-in-SF

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Posted 06 March 2020 - 04:32

The general configuration sure looks like a Parker Duofold Senior from the late 20's Here is one in jade color currently listed on eBay that is about the same length, although it looks thicker to my eye. https://www.ebay.com...CcAAOSwTw1eW9xJ

 

So I'm supposing it's a knockoff by another manufacturer, as given away by the generic nib and lack of ID on the clip. Apologies if you've already figured out that much for yourself. Or possibly Parker made the pen to be branded for another company, although I have no idea if they ever did that sort of thing. 



#5 peterg

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Posted 06 March 2020 - 18:47

Very much the generic British Duofold knock off. Late '20's to early '30's. I do not recognise the section, so think it was produced by one of the smaller manufacturers although I wouldn't rule out Lan's, Mentmore or Wyvern.



#6 lamming

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Posted 07 March 2020 - 17:24

Thanks for your comments guys. I agree it seems to be a knockoff - having said that, it feels a good quality pen and writes like one.







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