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readytotalk posted a topic in CrossPlease help with identifying (and maybe dating, first of all) my two Cross Townsend Lapis Lazuli, which look a bit different. The differences are most in disign of nibs and feeds, but also in serial numbers (on section thread). Also, prints on caps are different, "Cross - USA" and "Cross Made in USA" respectively. I`ve been told, that nibs of Townsends were made by Pelikan, but I cant idenify wich one (or both maybe)? But nibs are quite different, the F nib is much more rigid than M (with "curvy" tins). Thanks https://images.vfl.ru/ii/1554894246/9fc53d24/26136401_m.jpg https://images.vfl.ru/ii/1554894246/7bbb746e/26136402_m.jpg https://images.vfl.ru/ii/1554894247/1c6766da/26136403_m.jpg https://images.vfl.ru/ii/1554894247/505e35a4/26136404_m.jpg https://images.vfl.ru/ii/1554894247/759f21e3/26136405_m.jpg https://images.vfl.ru/ii/1554894248/bb9d283d/26136406_m.jpg
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. Best Jens
First, thank you to another seller whom I highly recommend- Peter Twydle, the Pen Wizard of Hornsea (UK), and I am sure of other places, too, for procuring and auctioning such a beautiful pen. I've always admired the gemstone lapis lazuli and the obscurity of the pen as well as its unusual name drew me to it. Please note that the color in the fourth photo is the truest example. While the bright sun gives the pen an impressive cast, indoors, the color is much more subdued. Königstuhl means "king's seat," "king's chair" or "king's throne" and is a place in the Odenwald Mountains of Heidelberg. The Max Planck Institute for Astronomy and the Landessternwarte Heidelberg-Königstuhl Astronomical Observatory are located here and the pen does remind me of the night sky. The pen is a button filler and has the words "Warranted, 14 Ct, 1st Quality" on the nib. The background for the photography is the c 1920s German book Die drei Ruisdel on the Dutch painter Ruisdel and his two namesakes. Thanks for looking! http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/ee513/betweenthelens/IMG_3215_zps5d4b4c97.jpg http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/ee513/betweenthelens/IMG_3219_zps6d1c1098.jpg http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/ee513/betweenthelens/IMG_3221_zpse21d7472.jpg http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/ee513/betweenthelens/IMG_3224_zps9d401366.jpg http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/ee513/betweenthelens/IMG_3213_zps0ff8e18f.jpg