Blackbird

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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).

In genere le Blackbird ricalcano i modelli usati dal marchio principale, di cui condividono la numerazione dei colori e parte dello 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 venne introdotto anche un modello Blackbird Topfiller con un caricamento analogo.

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.