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Vintage Founatin Pens Heritage from 1880s to 1970s | Swan Mabie Todd
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Rare Calligraphy Nib; Circa 1950s
was £399.99
now £349.99
antique ink pen


~ Comes with Original Paper Gift Box & Papers ~

 ~ Glossy Minty Pen ~

~ CALLIGRAPH Featured - Embossed on Barrel & 'C' Calligraph Nib ~

~ DELUXE Narrow-broad-narrow Triple Gold Cap Band ~

~ Gold Trim ~ a Swan Calligraph Solid 14ct Gold Nib ~ Circa 1950s ~

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

vintage pen overview summary

Up here is a vintage Mabie Todd Swan LEVERLESS CALLIGRAPH fountain pen, which was manufactured in England circa 1950s. This stylish SWAN is a fine example of Mabie Todd - The pursuit of excellence. The pen comes with its original Swan paper giftbox & paper. The pen was manufactured in classic plain ROYAL BLACK plastics with gold trim. The pen bears DELUXE TRIPLE narrow-broad-narrow gold capband. On the top of the pocket clip is a 'SWAN' logo embossed; also 'CALLIGRAPH' is embossed on the barrel. The pen is VERY GLOSSY LIKE NEW, and the imprint on the barrel is crisp. It bears a SWAN CALLIGRAPH solid 14ct gold nib, representing with a 'C' embossed. A new ink sac is fitted; and the filling system is in full working condition. The pen has been fully serviced, restored and tested. 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
detailed anatomy pen
Model: Mabie Todd Swan Leverless Calligraphy - England
Colour: Black
Overall Length: 5 inches
Date Manufactured: Circa 1950s
Filler Type: Leverless
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: N/A
Trim Pattern: Triple gold cap band; Polished
Pocket Clip: Classic gold pocket clip with the 'Swan' logo on top; it is polished and adjusted to tight fit 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: Calligraphy
Imprint: Reads 'C SWAN 2 H 14C-585 MABIE TODD & CO LTD ENGLAND'
Condition of Feed : Excellent & clean
Work Done: The nib has been polished to restore its shiny condition.
Imprint: Good imprint. Reads 'CALLIGRAPH MABIE TODD & CO LTD. MADE IN ENGLAND'. with the SWAN logo
End Jewel: N/A
Screw with Filler: Push type
Screw with Cap: Smooth
Lever: N/A
Work Done: The barrel has been gently hand polished to restore shiny colour with the imprint masked
fountain pen barrel
pen barrel
fountain pen barrel imprint
Type: Leverless
Imprint: N/A
Ink Storage: Medium - Large storage; Easy to handle filling 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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