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Mabie Todd Swan L212/52 In Lapis Lazuli

swan turned-up l212 lapis lapis lazuli stub

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#1 SchaumburgSwan

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Posted 28 December 2019 - 20:08

Hi,

 

I restored a vintage Mabie Todd Swan L212/52 in lapis lazuli colored celluloid made ca. 1936.

This one has a longer section and a flatter turning knop than my L212/60, so I suspect it to be an early version...

It's nib is a medium stub with nice flex. A turned up nib.

 

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Best

Jens


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Posted 28 December 2019 - 20:28

You are fortunate to find such a fine example.  I recommend a silicone sac as these are prone to discolouration.  I think that your pen is a little later than the date you mentioned - I would guess 1937/8.

Lovely nib.

 

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#3 SchaumburgSwan

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Posted 28 December 2019 - 20:45

You are fortunate to find such a fine example.  I recommend a silicone sac as these are prone to discolouration.  I think that your pen is a little later than the date you mentioned - I would guess 1937/8.

Lovely nib.

 

Cob

 

Thank You, Cob,

 

interesting to speculate about the date...

You say 1937/38 because the color looks more like the 1937 introduced "Coronation Blue", right?

A silicone sac in 20 is at hands, even if I usually prefer latex...

 

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