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A Rare Large Early Leverless


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I regret (in a way) that I was unable to resist this beast. An early large Leverless with No 6 "keyhole" nib. It is difficult to make out the model number but I think that it is L600.60. The feed and section are stamped L6.

 

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I assume that this pen dates form 1933/4: it has the screw method (aarrgghh!) of securing the paddle mechanism - found only on the early pens.

 

Rgds

 

Cob

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Very nice.

 

I'm a sucker for big Swan nibs

Yes! I like 'em too, my wallet doesn't very much though!

 

Rgds

 

Cob

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Very nice, I assume more than a couple of slight turns to fill!

No! Just the usual half turn - I have to fit a bigger sac; I had only 20s to hand and it needs a 22.

 

I have ordered sacs, and then I'm afraid the pen will be off on its way abroad! I like to own them even if only for a few days and then say cheerio. Some do stick, like the silver one and the L442s etc.

 

Rgds

 

Cob

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I assume that this is the #6 of the chased celluloid (not hard rubber)? I have seen several L200/60, bandless. Never a banded chased celluloid, and never a larger one.

 

Anyone else seen any other sizes of the black chased celluloid or any with bands?

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I assume that this is the #6 of the chased celluloid (not hard rubber)? I have seen several L200/60, bandless. Never a banded chased celluloid, and never a larger one.

 

Anyone else seen any other sizes of the black chased celluloid or any with bands?

That's right, Celluloid: it seems that the L200/60, and the banded version with gold plate, L205/60 and the chromed L206/60 were popular models. this pen is the only large one I have seen. I wonder now were there L300 and L400 versions .

 

I have been told that there was a de luxe version of the L600 with three cap bands and have been promised to be shown one some time in the future!

 

I should like to know the story of the keyhole nibs; they seem to appear almost at random during the 1930s; for example I have seen them on late 'thirties snakeskins and I think that VT Visofils were occasionally fitted with them

 

Rgds

 

Cob

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