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Relocating A Mabie Todd Swan "2" Nib



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Hello everyone,

I've got a problem with a pen I recently restored, I don't find it confy enough to be used regularly and I want to place the nib on another pen in order to use it on daily basis. The pen in question is a Mabie Todd Swan self filler, with a gold swan 2k nib. I don't know if this topic is misplaced, if so I apologize, but I would really appreciate if someone in the community could give me an advice to get the full potential of this nib on another pen.

 

Thanks in advance!

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I'd go for it. I bought a Wahl desk pen so I could transplant the adjustable nib onto my Doric ringtop.

 

Don't think of it as vandalism; think of it as making it useful.

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I'd go for it. I bought a Wahl desk pen so I could transplant the adjustable nib onto my Doric ringtop.

Don't think of it as vandalism; think of it as making it useful.

I agree with you, a pen is nade to be enjoyed and so its nib. This pen has cap problem and I don't feel safe bringing it around, even if I fully restored the filling mechanism. I'm just willing a pen able (possible for little money) to handle the nib with a good flow, or both the nib and feed.but actually I haven't found any :(

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It's a big deal to me, since I like to wear and use my ringtops. I've bought a few full-size pens to transfer their nibs onto ringtops.

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I don't have many vintage pens, just this one which I adore. I put really a lot of effort in restoring it on my own, but it isn't enough for being used on daily basis. The cap doesn't screw well on the barrell and does not close securely, really don't know how to fix it, gold plating worn off here and there...
The mechanism is fine, it fills up, I replaced the rubber sac, no issues. But this nib that I've adjusted is so smooth, so flexy that is really a waste on that old body, deserves a new place to shine and begin a new life... Maybe I've misplaced the thread, you think it would be better for me to move it on the Mabie Todd research group?

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