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Vintage SWAN Self Filler by Mabie Todd Baby Lever Filled Fountain Pen 14k Gold Flex STUB Nib (Serviced, Very Good)

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Vintage SWAN Self Filler Fountain Pen by Mabie Todd 

Marbled Cracked Ice Baby Blue / Metal Trim 

Made in UK circa 1950’s

14k Gold SWAN Nib '2' - FLEX STUB

Lever Filled Fountain Pen: serviced and ready to write

 

Overview

A rather rare colour on this lovely Mabie Todd - with a beautiful flex nib which is ground as an Italic, but performs closer to a Stub nib, with smooth edges to the tipping, plenty of flex, this is a very smooth, elegant writer 

 

Condition

The fountain pen is in very good condition.

 

Servicing

The pen has been taken apart, cleaned, polished and fitted with a new ink sac

 

Imperfections 

There are no major imperfections to note, no chips cracks or engravings

The pen does appear to be slightly misshapen, the barrel slightly curves to one side, I believe a product of the manufacturing process. 

It shows the usual signs of wear and use for a pen of its age, some minor scratches on the cap and barrel, slight swelling around the lever bar, but overall a very nice example 

 

Writing Style

The 14k Gold Nib is a lovely flex stub nib, ground as an Italic, but performs closer to a stub nib, with really round corners and generous line variation. 

Please take a look at the writing sample in the photo gallery for a closeup

 

Measurements:

Length Capped: 123mm

Length Uncapped: 114mm

Barrel Diameter: 10mm

Weight: 15g