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    Default Mabie Todd Swan Safety Screw Cap No 8 (Archive Photos)



    Swans don't come any bigger than this. The No 8 nib is the ultimate.



    The model name is a little misleading. It isn't a safety pen, just one among the first to have a threaded cap which was regarded as a safety feature at the time.



    I believe these eyedropper fillers went into production in 1911 and probably continued to be made at least until 1920.



    The sterling silver cap band may well be an addition by a jeweller as I have never been able to find anything similar in Swan adverts. Swans of this size are rare and greatly in demand.

    Thanks to Paul L for permission to use photographs
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    Default Re: Mabie Todd Swan Safety Screw Cap No 8 (Archive Photos)

    Wow. That's a beauty. What's it like to write with? Much flex?

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    Default Re: Mabie Todd Swan Safety Screw Cap No 8 (Archive Photos)

    Deb, what camera/device/lens do you use for your close-ups?

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    Default Re: Mabie Todd Swan Safety Screw Cap No 8 (Archive Photos)

    So far as I know that nib was firm but it's quite stubbish, giving line variation that wasy.
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    Default Re: Mabie Todd Swan Safety Screw Cap No 8 (Archive Photos)

    Quote Originally Posted by Deb View Post
    So far as I know that nib was firm but it's quite stubbish, giving line variation that wasy.
    It's a Pentax X5 with 1cm macro.
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    Default Re: Mabie Todd Swan Safety Screw Cap No 8 (Archive Photos)

    I like British pens, ebonite pens, and big pens with impressive nibs.

    So this post satisfied all. Thank you for the education, Deb!
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    Default Re: Mabie Todd Swan Safety Screw Cap No 8 (Archive Photos)

    Quote Originally Posted by penwash View Post
    I like British pens, ebonite pens, and big pens with impressive nibs.

    So this post satisfied all. Thank you for the education, Deb!
    My pleasure. I'll try to dig out some more things.
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