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VINTAGE MABIE TODD SWAN ITALIAN MARBLE SM205/59 FOUNTAIN PEN (MT042)
SM205/59; Circa 1940s
was £399.99
now £319.99 old ink pens
 
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VINTAGE MABIE TODD SWANSELF FILLER (SF) SM205/59 FOUNTAIN PEN

~ Stunning Rare 'Italian' Patterning - Green/Red/Brown Marble ~

~ Superbly Detailed with 'Swan' Signature ~ 'Swan M2' Also Embossed on Feed & Section ~ 

~  Crisp Imprint ~ Self Filler SF ~ Circa 1940s ~

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

 
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SUMMARY
 
Up here is a vintage Mabie Todd Swan Self-filler Model SM205/59 fountain pen, which was manufactured in England circa 1940s. The pen is in nice condition, in marble green/red/brown, which is often called 'ITALIAN' marble, very attractive and highly collectible pattern. The pen is superbly detailed, with 'SWAN' signature all around.  On the top of the cap and top of pocket clip is a 'SWAN' logo embossed. Also 'SWAN M2' brand name is embossed on the feed and section. The imprint is impressive. A new ink sac has been fitted to the pen. The self-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 persuit 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 filler SM205/59 – English
Colour: Italian marble - Green/Red/brown marble
Overall Length: 5 inches
Date Manufactured: Circa 1940s
Filler Type: Lever
Restoration: The pen has been conservatively serviced, polished and tested for full functionality
 
STORY
 
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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: Italian marble
Top Ring: N/A
Top Jewel: 'SWAN' logo embossed
Trim Pattern: Single 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: Medium
Imprint: Reads 'SWAN 2 14CT MABIE TODD & CO LTD'
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 '"SWAN" SELF-FILLER MABIE TODD & CO. LTD. MADE IN ENGLAND', with the trademark logo of 'SWAN'
End Jewel: Model number 'SM205/59' embossed
Screw with Filler: Push type
Screw with Cap: Smooth
Lever: The lever is polished but have certain brassings. The lever is very smooth and easy to raise.
Work Done: The barrel has been gently hand polished to restore shiny colour
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THE FILLER
Type: Lever
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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