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Boxed Antique SWAN Safety Screw Cap Eyedropper Fountain Pen by Mabie Todd 14k Gold Semi Flex Nib (Serviced)

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Boxed Antique SWAN Safety Screw Cap Eyedropper Fountain Pen by Mabie Todd & Co.Ltd 

Hardenned Rubber with Wide Gold Cap Band

Made in England c1915

14k Gold Mabie Todd Nib  – SEMI FLEX 

Eyedropper Filled Fountain Pen

  

Overview

An antique eyedropper fountain pen from Mabie Todd. Dated circa 1915, and sporting an early Mabie Todd nib, which flexes from a fine to a double broad, this is as close to 'full flex wet noodle' as a semi flex nib gets. A delight to write with 

 

Condition

The fountain pen is in superb writing condition, cosmetically fair condition. 

 

Servicing

The pen has been taken very carefully taken apart, the nib and feed cleaned and polished. 

 

Imperfections 

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

A nib repair has taken place at some stage in the pens life, but this has not hindered its writing quality in any way 

The pen does show its age, the black chased hardenned rubber has faded to a brown and the discolouration is very evident. If you are looking for a 'mint' looking pen, this one is not for you, but if you are looking for an eyedropper with a superb nib, please read on

 

Writing Style

Please do take a look at the writing sample in the photo gallery for a closeup. The nib is an absolute delight, it flexes from a fine to a double broad, this is as close to 'full flex wet noodle' as a semi flex nib gets, only early vintage nibs write like this, a joy for copperplate or the like. 

 

Measurements:

Capped: 134mm

Uncapped: 123mm
Diameter: 9mm