Mabie Todd Swan SF8

The postie arrived with her usual burden of pens this morning.
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This one looks interesting – you don’t often see a Swan repair box.
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Pretty big, isn’t ?
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That’s a Swan No 8 nib, only the second I’ve ever seen.  It will be a real pleasure to bring this one back to working condition.

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About goodwriterspens
I restore fountain pens, and used to trade as redripple52 in eBay. I also have my own fountain pen sales website, www.goodwriterssales.com

8 Responses to Mabie Todd Swan SF8

  1. issy.reyes says:

    Nothing in the repair box? A friend gave me a Swan that came in a nice red box as well & apart from the pen, it came with instructions. Wonderful black lever-filler, but the instructions rather came apart in my hands.

    • I suppose if you’re sending it back for repair you’ve already had the directions and guarantee, so it makes sense that they are not in the repair box. Repair boxes are interesting in their own right. Conway Stewart, for instance, made theirs out of plain uncoloured cardboard with a large staple to hold everything together.

      Instructions often become saturated with ink, and in some cases the ink has dissolved the paper. Tells you something, I think.

  2. Paul says:

    Ooohh Deb! i am salivating – a large swan! Any chance the nib has some flex? Any possibility of it going on the sales site?? Been looking and waiting for a large flexible swan as you know for a while…..Paul

  3. Paul Humphries says:

    hi deb – been away for a bit – did i miss this on the sales site, or did you decide to keep it?!
    very best wishes, as always
    Paul

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