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<noinclude>{{Infobox_Brand|Blackbird}}</noinclude> [[Image:192x-Swan-Models.jpg|thumb|100px|A [[Swan]] advertisement for ''[[Merle Blanc]]'' brand]] The [[Blackbird]] brand was introduced by [[Swan]] around the end of the 20s to distinguish its economic production. The pens, as well as by name, were identified, as the the main brand versions, by the stylized logo of the bird from which they get the name (i.e. the blackbird).  
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<noinclude>{{Infobox_Brand|Blackbird}}</noinclude> [[Image:1927-Swan-Models.jpg|thumb|100px|A [[Swan]] advertisement for ''[[Merle Blanc]]'' brand]] The [[Blackbird]] brand was introduced by [[Swan]] around the end of the 20s to distinguish its economic production. The pens, as well as by name, were identified, as the the main brand versions, by the stylized logo of the bird from which they get the name (i.e. the blackbird).  
  
In genere le [[Blackbird]] ricalcano i modelli usati dal marchio principale, di cui condividono la numerazione dei colori e parte dello [[Numerazione Swan|schema di numerazione]] contraddistinti però dal prefisso BB, ed almeno inizialmente, dall'uso del solo numero corrispondente al pennino. In genere si tratta di penne prodotte con il più semplice dei sistemi di caricamento disponibili (per lo più [[caricamento a levetta]]) anche se in parallelo al modello [[Visofil Pen|Visofil]] venne introdotto anche un modello [[Blackbird Topfiller]] con un caricamento analogo.  
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Generally [[Blackbird]]s follow the models used by the main brand, of which they share the colour numbering and part of the [[Numerazione Swan|numbering scheme]], but are distinguished by the prefix BB, and at least initially, by the use of only the unit number corresponding to the nib. These pens are generally produced with the simplest of the available filling systems (mostly [[lever filler]]), although in parallel to the model [[Visofil Pen|Visofil]] was also introduced a model, the [[Blackbird Topfiller]], with a similar filling system (see patent {{Cite patent|GB|514513}}).  
  
 
The same brand seems to have been used (as ''Le Merle'') for production destined to French market. There is also <ref>as reported in [http://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=181229 this topic]. </ref> a different name found on a exemplar bearing the engraving: ''LE MERLE BLANC'', ''MADE BY THE "SWAN" PEN PEOPLE'', ''FABRIQUE EN ANGLETERRE'', and the same name, ''Merle Blanc'' also appears in the advertising on the side.
 
The same brand seems to have been used (as ''Le Merle'') for production destined to French market. There is also <ref>as reported in [http://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=181229 this topic]. </ref> a different name found on a exemplar bearing the engraving: ''LE MERLE BLANC'', ''MADE BY THE "SWAN" PEN PEOPLE'', ''FABRIQUE EN ANGLETERRE'', and the same name, ''Merle Blanc'' also appears in the advertising on the side.

Latest revision as of 01:27, 12 May 2020

Blackbird
Brand advertising
Brand photos
A Swan advertisement for Merle Blanc brand
The Blackbird brand was introduced by Swan around the end of the 20s to distinguish its economic production. The pens, as well as by name, were identified, as the the main brand versions, by the stylized logo of the bird from which they get the name (i.e. the blackbird).

Generally Blackbirds follow the models used by the main brand, of which they share the colour numbering and part of the numbering scheme, but are distinguished by the prefix BB, and at least initially, by the use of only the unit number corresponding to the nib. These pens are generally produced with the simplest of the available filling systems (mostly lever filler), although in parallel to the model Visofil was also introduced a model, the Blackbird Topfiller, with a similar filling system (see patent nº GB-514513).

The same brand seems to have been used (as Le Merle) for production destined to French market. There is also [1] a different name found on a exemplar bearing the engraving: LE MERLE BLANC, MADE BY THE "SWAN" PEN PEOPLE, FABRIQUE EN ANGLETERRE, and the same name, Merle Blanc also appears in the advertising on the side.

External references

  • [1] Discussion on FPN
  • [2] Article on a specific model
  • [3] Article on a specific model

Note

  1. as reported in this topic.