Antique SWAN Mabie Todd Slip Cap Eyedropper Fountain Pen 14k Gold Flex Nib (Serviced, Very Good)
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Antique SWAN Eyedropper Fountain Pen by Mabie Todd & Co
Made in New York USA c1900's
Gold Plated Chevron Design (Blank Cartouche)
14k Gold Mabie Todd Nib - Semi Flex (Fine to Triple Broad)
Eyedropper Pen: serviced
A stunning slender slip cap eyedropper pen from Mabie Todd, in gold plated chevron finish. Mabie Todd's early 14k gold nibs are legendary, and this one is no exception.
A 14k Gold Mabie Todd nib which flexes from a fine (close to an XF) to a double broad.
The pen is finished in gold plated chevron design and the cartouche remains blank and ready for an engraving should you wish.
The fountain pen is in very good condition
There are signs of the pens age, notably the gold plating is worn away around the foot of the grip section (photos 2 &£) and there is minor brassing and surface wear throughout the pen, but overall a very good example.
No chips cracks or engravings. The imprints at the rear of the barrel are crisp and legible and the section threads are in very good condition. So too the 'slip cap' secures firmly.
A near excellent example.
The pencil has been cleaned and lightly polished and the nib tunes
A wonderful writer
The 14k gold nib flexes from a fine to a double broad. It requires light and constant pressure to flex the tines, which are responsive and clearly there has been very little metal fatigue
Please take a look at the writing sample, it gives a great indication of the delights of writing with this pen.
Capped - 132mm
Uncapped - 127mm
Diameter – 8.5mm