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A Swan 3202 Eye Dropper With Stub Nib

swan 3202 eyedropper stub 3000 bchr hard rubber

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#1 SchaumburgSwan

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Posted 20 June 2020 - 12:56

Hi,

 

I've been looking for a second Swan eye dropper and so this one made it's way from England.

It is a 3202 MED with stub nib made ca. 1915 to 1920 with an original leather pouch.

I think it was good luck to find such a nice pen...

Some photos, the Swan as it came, not much to do for restauration, needs some reallignment of the tines.

 

 

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Best wishes

Jens


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#2 SchaumburgSwan

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Posted 20 June 2020 - 13:01

Hi again!

 

... and here a writing sample:

 

 

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These nibs are such a joy to write. :-)

The tines have a little gap at the tipping, so it writes too wet at the moment.

 

Best

Jens


Edited by SchaumburgSwan, 20 June 2020 - 13:02.

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#3 eachan

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Posted 20 June 2020 - 16:19

The imprint and chasing are very good for a pen of that age.  Nice nibs too.  Well spotted, Jens.  Finding one with the original pouch is a bonus!


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Eachan


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Posted 20 June 2020 - 18:01

Outstanding!



#5 SchaumburgSwan

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Posted 20 June 2020 - 22:45

The imprint and chasing are very good for a pen of that age.  Nice nibs too.  Well spotted, Jens.  Finding one with the original pouch is a bonus!

Thank You, Eachan,

 

yes, the pouch is very welcome. I love those.

Let's see how the nib will write after alignment.

At the moment it looks ok, but line variation should improve a bit.

Flex is as I like it for such a stub, it looks a bit flex reduced by the down turn next to the tipping (third photo). Is that typical for these nibs?

Anyway this is a pen where as little as possible should be done...

 

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#6 SchaumburgSwan

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Posted 20 June 2020 - 22:47

Outstanding!

Thanks, Greenie!

 

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Posted 21 June 2020 - 06:47

Beautiful! This ticks my boxes! Thanks for sharing and for the nice photography.



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Posted 21 June 2020 - 13:00

I don't think that down turn is usual, Jens.  The pen may have been dropped.  If so, it's very minor damage and I would live with it, I think.  I'm sure that nib will write very well once the alignment has been done.


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Posted 22 July 2020 - 14:05

Looks like a lovely writer . I have a similar pen but not a much of a flex  pen but  it is amazing .



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Posted 22 July 2020 - 20:42

Congrats :) its a nice pen :)



#11 SchaumburgSwan

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Posted 23 July 2020 - 03:03

Congrats :) its a nice pen :)

 

 

Looks like a lovely writer . I have a similar pen but not a much of a flex  pen but  it is amazing .

 

Thank you,

 

in the meantime it writes drier with more line variation after fixing this:

 

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The nib was bent upwards, turning it a bit into a leaf spring instead of flexing... ;-)

 

Best

Jens


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#12 SchaumburgSwan

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Posted 23 July 2020 - 03:14

I don't think that down turn is usual, Jens.  The pen may have been dropped.  If so, it's very minor damage and I would live with it, I think.  I'm sure that nib will write very well once the alignment has been done.

Hi,

 

Yes it writes fantastic now!

I left the down turn as you suggested. My second stub (in a finer 3003) is turned down here, too - but not that much.

 

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