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Jade Cap Band; Detailed 'Swan' Signature; 14ct #4 Gold Nib; Circa 1910s
was £549.99
now £409.99
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~ Uncommon Rare Stunning JADE Cap Band ~ Model 54/ETN ~

~ Self Filler SF ~ a Solid 14ct #4 Gold Nib ~ Circa 1910s ~

~ New Ink Sac Fitted, Serviced, Nice Overall Condition ~ 

vintage pen overview summary

     Up here is a vintage Mabie Todd Swan fountain pen, which was manufactured in NEW YORK USA circa 1910s. This is a rare Swan model, ETERNAL, '54/ETN' engraved at the end of the barrel. The pen bears a Jade/Gold Cap band, which is a very rare feature. There is a 'Swan' logo on the top of the pocket clip. A new ink sac has been fitted to the pen. The lever filler system is in perfect working order. The pen has been serviced and tested for its full functionality.

      This stylish Swan is a fine example of Mabie Todd - The pursuit of excellence. This Swan is a classic elegance and has been produced to the highest standards of carftsmanship. This would make an excellent gift to treat yourself or for someone special.

fountain pen summary details
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Model: Mabie Todd Swan 54 Eternal - USA
Colour: Black
Overall Length: 4-3/8 inches
Date Manufactured: Circa 1910s
Filler Type: Self-filler
Restoration: The pen has been conservatively serviced, polished and tested for full functionality
fountain pen history

     Mabie & Todd Co Ltd was started circa 1845, when Henry Todd and John Mabie combined their business for the manufacture of pen holders, pencil cases and the other related products. Around 1878, the company began its production of fountain pens.

     The 'Swan' pen trademark is first adopted in 1884. In 1909 production of pens is begun in England and the tradmark 'Swan, the pen of the British Empire' comes into use. Eventually, 'Swan' became another word for 'pen' in the popular lexicon.  

     Around 1923, the firm began production of its line of 'Eternal' pens, featured the lever fillers. These were very solid and well made pens, with several attractive colours available. Till now, Swan fountain pens are highly sought after by collectors around the world.

fountain pen cap THE CAP
Material: Black plastics
Top Ring: N/A
Top Jewel: 'Swan' logo embossed
Trim Pattern: Gold cap band; with jade patterned ring
Pocket Clip: Gold pocket clip, with 'swan' logo and 'SWAN PEN' embossed; Polished and tight fight on your shirt
Cap Screw: Smooth
Work Done: The whole cap has been gently hand polished to restore its shiny condition
fountain pen gold nib THE NIB
Material: 14ct solid gold
Grade: Medium / flexible
Imprint: Reads 'MABIE TODD & CO NEW YORK 4'
Condition of Feed : Excellent & clean
Work Done: The nib and feed has been cleaned to remove dried ink and residuals. The nib has been polished to restore its shiny condition.
Imprint: Reads '"SWAN" SELF-FILLING PEN MABIE TODD & Co New York PATS.JAN.26.04 MAY.21.18.PAT.PDG.' & 'ETERNAL' with the "SWAN" trademark logo
End Jewel: Reads '54/ETN'
Screw with Filler: Push type
Screw with Cap: Smooth
Lever: The lever is polished. It is very smooth and easy to raise. There are certain brassings on the lever
Work Done: The barrel has been gently hand polished to restore shiny colour with the imprint masked
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pen barrel
fountain pen barrel imprint
Type: Self filler
Imprint: N/A
Ink Storage: Medium storage; Easy to handle lever mechanism
Work Done: A new ink sac has been fitted. Talcum powder has been applied on the ink sac to prevent it sticking with the inner wall of the barrel. The ink sac and the filler mechanism has been tested to ensure its full working order.
Functionality: Good
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