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HIGHLY RECOMMENDED REFERENCE BOOKS
THE SWAN BOOK – MABIE TODD IN ENGLAND 1880-1960
This book is the sixth in a series by Stephen Hull that covers the most important English pen manufacturers and their products and details the pen-making activities, during almost 60 years, of one of Great Britain’s once foremost companies.
In 400 pages and 140 sections over 12 chapters and several Appendices, this book contains a huge amount of hitherto unpublished material and details, in chronological order, the development of Mabie Todd’s involvement in fountain pens in England from 1880, through the introduction of the famous Swan in 1887, the ‘golden years’ of the 1920s and 1930s, to the demise (in Great Britain) in 1958. Along the way, there have been many important milestones, not least the repercussions of both world wars, the introduction of the ground-breaking Swan Leverless, the conversion to a public company and the acquisition by Biro Pens.
There are over 1,100 full-colour photos (most at actual size) of pens, pencils and ink pencils and hundreds of images of other items, including adverts, leaflets, price lists and photographs of the factories, offices and important personnel.
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£73 Including worldwide shipping
FOUNTAIN PENS FOR THE MILLION
Superb 266 page book tracking the history and designs of Conway Stewart by Stephen hull. A Vital reference book for all Conway Stewart collectors and also a fascinating insight into the Fountain Pen industry from the heydays to the virtual collapse in the late 1960’s.
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THE ENGLISH FOUNTAIN PEN INDUSTRY 1875-1975
This book is the third in a series that covers some of the most important English fountain pen manufacturers and their products. It includes over 80 monographs, accompanying illustrations and many pages of summary tables on the companies involved in the birth, rapid development and gradual decline of the industry in England and also includes details of the many American and some European pen manufacturers that established footholds in England , often briefly, during the years 1875-1975. By Stephen Hull
£58 with free worldwide shipping
ONOTO THE PEN
The latest in a superb range of books by Steve Hull – Onoto the Pen. A complete a comprehensive Guide to the writing instruments and History Of Onoto
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