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Vintage Founatin Pens Heritage from 1880s to 1970s | Swan Mabie Todd
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Model BB2/46; Comes with Original Blackbird Paper Giftbox
was £499.99
now £399.99 old ink pens
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~ Stunning BLUE GOLD MARBLE Patterning ~

~ Comes with Original Blackbird Paper Giftbox & Papers in MINTY Condition ~

~ Superbly Detailed with 'blackbird' Signature ~ 'Blackbird' Also Embossed on Feed & Section ~

~ Crisp Imprint ~ 14ct Blackbird Solid Gold Nib ~ Circa 1940s ~

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

vintage pen overview summary
Up here is a vintage Mabie Todd BLACKBIRD SELF-FILLING PEN MODEL BB2/46 fountain pen, which was manufactured in England circa 1940s. The pen comes with original Blackbird paper giftbox and papers in minty condition. The pen is in nice condition, in BLUE GOLD MARBLE pattern, very attractive and highly collectible pattern. The pen is superbly detailed, with 'BLACKBIRD' signature all around. On the top of the cap pocket clip is a 'BLACKBIRD' logo embossed. Also 'BLACKBIRD' brand name is embossed on the feed and section. The imprint is impressive. The pen bears a Blackbird 14ct solid gold nib. A new ink sac has been fitted to the pen. The self-filler system is in perfect working order. Only there are some wear on the body due to age. 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.

fountain pen summary details
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Model: Mabie Todd Blackbird BB2/46 - England
Colour: Blue gold marble
Overall Length: 5-1/4 inches
Date Manufactured: Circa 1940s
Filler Type: Self-filling
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: Blue gold marble
Top Ring: N/A
Top Jewel: N/A
Trim Pattern: Gold trim; polished
Pocket Clip: Classic gold pocket clip with the 'BLACKBIRD' 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
Condition of Feed : Excellent & clean; 'BLACKBIRD' imprinted on the 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: Reads '"BLACKBIRD" SELF-FILLING PEN MABIE TODD & CO. LTD. MADE IN ENGLAND', with the trademark logo of 'SWAN'
End Jewel: Model number 'BB2/46' embossed
Screw with Filler: Push type
Screw with Cap: Smooth
Lever: The lever is polished. The lever is very smooth and easy to raise.
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: Self filling
Imprint: N/A
Ink Storage: Medium - Large storage; Easy to handle lever 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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