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Over Lay Lever Less


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#1 enchiridion



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Posted 05 December 2019 - 21:50

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I have a Swan lever less with very nice engraving but I'm reluctant trying to service it. Any suggestions?
it's dated 1953 would that be accurate?
since it is valuable I'm doubting between selling as is or servicing
more pictures on my website

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#2 Cob



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Posted 05 December 2019 - 21:54

I had a similar Leverless dated 1955.  I have a strong suspicion that they may be old stock subject to the clop - I cannot see it clearly in the picture.  My pen had a step clip.


No problem servicing the pen all provided that there is no major internal derangement.  I have done quite a few of these.



Edited by Cob, 05 December 2019 - 21:56.

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Posted 06 December 2019 - 01:17

Service it!  It looks to be in great shape.  

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Posted 16 January 2020 - 12:50

I had a set like this, sorry can't seem to upload pictures ? This was the engraving on the fountain pen “To Mr William Eves in Appreciation of 50 years Service as Secretary to Tyldesey Building Society from 1901 to 1951”.

After owning it for 4-5 years, the grandson of Willam Eaves got in touch with me and I was able to repatriate the set with the family. I covered this in a an article in the Writing Equipment Society magazine #112 of summer 2018. It was a very well used set and mystery how it came into the "wild".

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