Name: Antique SWAN Self Filler SF200c Fountain Pen
Maker: Mabie Todd, England, c1920's
Colour: Black Chevron Pattern
Material: BCHR (Black Chased Hardened Rubber)
Nib: 14k Gold Mabie Todd '2' Nib: Semi Flex
Filling System: Lever Filler
Condition: Restored, Very Good
The Full Story
Mabie Todd & Co. Ltd was originally established as Mabie Todd and Bard of New York, USA in 1873 and began production in the UK in 1905 under licence.
The UK branch bought out the US outfit in the early 1920’s and Mabie Todd became a wholly owned British company, thriving thanks to British preferences for conservative design and reliability and successful advertising campaigns.
This is a SWAN SF200c made in the 1920's by Mabie Todd England. It is fitted with a Mabie Todd toronto nib, which is quite possibly not original to the pen, but is nonetheless a superb semi flex nib which writes beautifully, offering line variation from a fine to a medium broad line, with little pressure required.
The pen has been restored and is ready to write. The black chased rubber has been remarkably well preserved, and the pen is strikingly beautiful.
The Nitty Gritty
There are no major imperfections to note, no splits cracks or chips.
Only the lightest signs of wear, otherwise a superb example.
Fountain Pen Measurements
Length capped: 138mm
Length uncapped: 133mm
Barrel diameter: 11mm
Cap diameter: 12mm