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Vintage Founatin Pens Heritage from 1880s to 1970s | Swan Mabie Todd
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VINTAGE MABIE TODD SWAN FOUNTAIN PEN~ Stunning RARE CRACKED-ICE MARBLE ~~ Long Bold Pen of Overall Length 5-5/16 inches ~~ Gold Trim ~ a SWAN #3 Solid 14ct Gold Nib ~ Circa 1930s ~~ New Ink Sac Fitted, Serviced, Nice Overall Condition ~
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Up here is a vintage Mabie Todd Swan fountain pen, which was manufactured in USA circa 1930s. This is a RARE Swan model, in stunning highly sought after CRACKED-ICE MARBLE pattern with gold trim. The pen is long and bold, of overall length 5-5/16 inches. The pen bears a SWAN #3 solid 14ct gold nib. Only there is slight crazing problem at the captop, yet stable and minor. There is also a small ding on the cap; and some minor wears due to age. 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.

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Model: Mabie Todd Swan Self filling - USA
Colour: Crack-ice
Overall Length: 5-5/16 inches
Date Manufactured: Circa 1920s
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: Crack-ice marble pattern
Top Ring: N/A
Top Jewel: N/A
Trim Pattern: Double gold cap band
Pocket Clip: Gold pocket clip with 'SWAN PEN' and a 'swan' logo embossed; it is polished and adjusted to tight fit on your shirt. Minor scretches
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
Imprint: Reads 'SWAN 3 14CT MABIE TODD & CO MADE IN U.S.A.'
Condition of Feed : Excellent & clean; 'SWAN SF 2B' is embossed on feed and section
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: N/A
End Jewel: N/A
Screw with Filler: Smooth
Screw with Cap: Push type
Lever: The lever is polished. It is very smooth and easy to raise. There is certain brassings
Work Done: The barrel has been gently hand polished to restore shiny colour with the imprint masked
fountain pen barrel
pen barrel
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: Excellent
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