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Model L212/88; Emerald Lizard Skin Patterning; Circa 1930s
was £359.99
now £299.99
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~ Uncommon Rare Stunning GREEN EMERALD LIZARD SKIN Pattern ~

~ RARE Model # L212/88 ~

~ Cap Top Gold Plate Disc with SWAN embossed ~ Swan Calligraph Solid 14ct Gold Nib ~ Circa 1932 ~

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

vintage pen overview summary
Up here is a vintage Mabie Todd Swan LEVERLESS L212/88 fountain pen, which was manufactured in England circa 1940s. The pen is in nice condition, in GREEN LIZARD-SKIN pattern, very attractive and highly collectible pattern. The pen is superbly detailed, with 'SWAN' signature all around. On the top of the cap is a gold emblem disc with a 'SWAN' logo. It bears a SWAN #1 CALLIGRAPHY solid 14ct gold nib, in excellent condition. The imprint is impressive; and the pen bears twin-tassie, with black ends on both ends. A new ink sac has been fitted to the pen. The leverrless-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 pursuit 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 Leverless L212/88 - England
Colour: Emerald lizard skin
Overall Length: 5-1/8 inches
Date Manufactured: Circa 1940s
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: Lizard skin plastics
Top Ring: N/A
Top Jewel: Gold plate disc with a 'Swan' embossed; Polished & shiny
Trim Pattern: Single cap band; polished
Pocket Clip: Classic chrome 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 'C SWAN 1 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.
Imprint: Reads 'SWAN LEVERLESS PEN PAT NO. 390585/32 MABIE TODD & CO. LTD. MADE IN ENGLAND', with the trademark logo of 'SWAN', which is stunning and beautiful.
End Jewel: Model number 'L212/88' embossed
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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Type: Leverless
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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