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VINTAGE MABIE TODD SWAN GOLD FILLED FOUNTAIN PEN (MT047)
Engine-Turned Wavy Gold Filled Pattern; Circa 1910s
was £439.99
now £399.99 old ink pens
 
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VINTAGE MABIE TODD SWAN GOLD FILLED FOUNTAIN PEN

~ Stunning Engine-Turned Wavy Art-Deco Gold Filled Patterning in Excellent Condition ~

~ Superbly Detailed with 'SWAN' Signature ~ Circa 1910s ~

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

 
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SUMMARY
 

Up here is a vintage Mabie Todd Swan GOLD FILLED fountain pen, which was manufactured in USA circa 1910s. This stylish Swan is a fine example of Mabie Todd - The pursuit of excellence. The pen comes with a paper gift box in nice condition. The pen was manufactured in engine-turned wavy pattern gold filled in nice condition; without any dings, dents or damages. On the pocket clip is the patent date embossed; and '"SWAN" PEN MABIE TODD & CO NEW YORK MADE IN U.S.A.' was embossed at the end of the barrel. The pen bears a Swan solid 14ct gold nib. The lever filler system is in perfect working order. A new sac has been fitted. 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.

 
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Model: Mabie Todd Swan - USA
Colour: Gold filled
Overall Length: 5-1/4 inches
Date Manufactured: Circa 1910s
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: Gold filled cap
Top Ring: N/A
Top Jewel: N/A
Trim Pattern: Gold trim
Pocket Clip: Gold pocket clip with 'PATENT JAN 19 1915' 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
Imprint: Reads 'MABIE TODD & CO N.Y. 2'
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" PEN MABIE TODD & CO NEW YORK MADE IN U.S.A.'
End Jewel: N/A
Screw with Filler: Push type
Screw with Cap: Smooth
Lever: The lever is polished. It is very smooth and easy to raise.
Work Done: The barrel has been gently hand polished to restore shiny colour with the imprint masked
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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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