I found this Symphony with an adjustable nib, the pen seems to be for the french market. I received conflicting opinion about the originality of the nib on FPN, so let me check also here what you think.
Jump to content
Posted 15 June 2017 - 03:06 AM
In the USA, the Symphony arrived long after the adjustable nib went bye-bye. It can get messy with overseas pens, but the couple French Symphony pens i've handled don't have adjustable nibs. On the other hand, you adjustable nib has markings I don't recall seeing on USA_made adjustable nibs. If a replacement, it does no harm. I'm not confident enough to insist it can't be original, though the point about "18k" above is well taken.
Posted 13 October 2017 - 09:43 AM
The "cts" mark for Karat was not exclusively used on French nibs but was/is common on English nibs too (best example is Conway Stewart).
So the pen is probably not French but rather European.
I have a similar Eversharp Symhony with adjustable nib and Deluxe cap (this cap is even later than the slipper cap). The adjustable nib on my pen has the double check "√√" logo and is marked "EVERSHARP 14 Cts"
Interestingly, the Eversharp "√√" logo appears not only on the adjustable nib slider but also on the bottom of the feed and on the barrel, just above the lever (see pictures below). This suggests to me that all these parts do belong together eg that the adjustable nib on these Symphony pens is not a replacement.
Posted 14 February 2018 - 05:21 PM
I found another Eversharp Symphony with the same marks and the same adjustable nib (the pen is not black but maroon (or bordeaux)). At this point I think that these nibs are correct for these pens at least in Europe.
There is another Symphony with adjustable nib with a √√ imprint on both nib and cap here:
0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users