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Please Help With Identifying Two Cross Townsend Lapis Lazuli


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Please 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).


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

Regards, Alexey

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Thanks a lot!

Indeed, now I noticed that there is a thickening on the back of the nib closer to the top, just like Pilot nibs.

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Regards, Alexey

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That's interesting. I didn't know cross used makers other than sailor.


Do we know who made the nib on the spire? It's a damn fine writer, but does feel very pelikan-ish.


That lapis townsend finish is amazing. I can't wait to get my platinum guilloche back from repair

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Selling a boatload of restored, fairly rare, vintage Japanese gold nib pens, click here to see (more added as I finish restoring them)

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