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VINTAGE MABIE TODD SWAN LEVERLESS CALLIGRAPH DELUXE FOUNTAIN PEN NEW OLD STOCK (MT078)
Minty with Original Sticker; Circa 1930s
was £339.99
now £299.99 old ink pens
 
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VINTAGE MABIE TODD SWAN LEVERLESS DELUXEFOUNTAIN PEN

~ Comes with Original Paper Gift Box ~ 

~ New Old Stock with Original Price Sticker Tag ~

~ Rare CALLIGRAPH & 'C' Calligraph Nib ~

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

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

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

 
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SUMMARY
 

Up here for your consideration 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 is a NEW OLD STOCK, with original price tag 'SWAN CALLIGRAPH   39'- INC TAX   MEDIUM' still intact on the cap. The pen comes with its original Swan paper giftbox. The pen was manufactured in classic plain ROYAL BLACK plastics with gold trim. The pen bears DELUXE TRIPLE narrow-broad-narrow gold capband, and 'CALLIGRAPH' is embossed on the barrel. On the top of the pocket clip is a 'SWAN' logo embossed. It bears a 'C' Calligraph SWAN 14ct solid gold nib. 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 craftsmanship. This would make an excellent gift to treat yourself or for someone special.

 
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SUMMARY
Model: Mabie Todd Swan LEVERLESS Calligraph- 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
 
STORY
 
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.

 
DESCRIPTION
 
fountain pen cap THE CAP
Material: Royal black plastics
Top Ring: Gold top jewel
Top Jewel: N/A
Trim Pattern: Deluxe triple gold capband; Gold trim; Polished
Pocket Clip: Gold pocket clip with 'SWAN' embossed; polished; tight fit on shirt pocket
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 'C SWAN 2 14CT MABIE TODD & CO LTD MADE IN ENGLAND'
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.
 
THE BARREL
Imprint: Reads '"CALLIGRAPH" MABIE,TODD & CO LTD MADE IN ENGLAND'
End Jewel: Black filling know
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
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THE FILLER
Type: Leverless
Imprint: N/A
Ink Storage: Medium storage; Easy to handle leverless 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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