Vintage SWAN "Self Filler" 1300 SF1 Fountain Pen 14k Gold Italic Flex Nib

£225.00

Vintage SWAN "Self Filler" 1300 SF1 Fountain Pen

by Mabie Todd & Co.Ltd

Ebonite Wood Grain Effect with Gold Bands & Trim

Made in UK circa 1930’s

14k Gold SWAN - Italic Flex Nib

Lever Filled Fountain Pen: serviced and ready to write

 

Overview

A vintage classic, the SWAN SF1 in ebonite wood grain effect,complete with box and instructions. Its lovely to see well preserved papers which accompany the pen and bring the production era alive. 

The nib is an Italic flex nib which lays down plentry of ink and offers generous flex from a medium to a double broad on the downstroke. 

 

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 dents or engravings

There is one small split to the cap, just above the clip. It does not show signs of progressing, but is nonetheless present.

The pen does show its vintage, the gold cap bands are somewhat tarnished and the imprint is not as crisp as perhaps it once was. 

Otherwise a fully functioning and lovely example

 

Writing Style

The 14k Gold Nib is a lovely flexible Italic, which lays down plenty of ink and gives good line variation from a medium to a double broad 

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

 

Measurements:

Length Capped: 128mm

Length Uncapped: 121mm

Length Posted: 151mm (Please exercise care when posting the cap) 

Barrel Diameter: 9mm

Section Diameter: 7mm

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