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VINTAGE MABIE TODD SWAN MINOR CAMOUFLAGE FOUNTAIN PEN PENCIL SET (MT030)
Rare Patterning; Comes with Paper Gift Box; Circa 1934
was £399.99
now £339.99 old ink pens
 
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VINTAGE MABIE TODD SWAN MINOR FOUNTAIN PEN & PENCIL SET

~ Comes with Original SWAN PEN FYNE-POYNT PENCIL Presentation Box~

~ Stunning Rare Camouflage - in Blue / Gold Marble with Gold Trim ~

~ Self Filler SF ~ 14ct Swan #2 Solid Gold Nib ~ Circa 1940s ~

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

 
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SUMMARY
 

Up here is a vintage Mabie Todd SWAN MINOR SM2/57 fountain pen and pencil boxset, which was manufactured in England circa 1950s. The pen set comes with its original Swan paper presentation box, in used condition. This SWAN is a fine example, in stunning CAMOUFLAGE pattern - blue / gold marble plastics with gold trim. The pen is superb detailed, with a 'SWAN' logo embossed at the top of the cap; 'SWAN M2' ('M' stands for 'Minor') name embossed on the feed. The imprint on the barrel is nice. The model number 'SM2/57' is embossed at the end of the barrel.  The pen bears a SWAN #2 14ct solid gold nib. A new ink sac is fitted. The pen has been fully restored and tested; and the pencil is also in working condition. This SWAN set 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 MINOR SM2/57 – English
Colour: Camouflage - blue gold marble
Overall Length: 5-1/4 inches
Date Manufactured: Circa 1950s
Filler Type: Self filler
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: Camouflage marble
Top Ring: N/A
Top Jewel: 'SWAN' logo embossed
Trim Pattern: Single gold cap band with 2 black band on each side; polished
Pocket Clip: Classic gold pocket clip with 'SWAN' embossed 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" MINOR MABIE TODD & CO. LTD. MADE IN ENGLAND', with the trademark logo of 'SWAN'
End Jewel: Model number 'SM2/57' embossed
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: Self filler
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
 
THE PENCIL
Imprint: N/A
How to Use : The mechanism of the pencil has been tested for its full functionality. Hold the upper part of the pencil, and screw anti-clockwise to turn the lead out
Functionality: Fair
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