Gold Swan Fountain Pen & Pencil Set by Mabie Todd & Co. Ltd
Gold Plated Wavered Pinstripe Patterning
Made in New York, USA circa 1920’s
14k Gold Swan Nib - SEMI-FLEX
Lever Filled Fountain Pen: restored and ready to write
The fountain pen and pencil are in overall very good condition
Both pen and pencil has been cosmetically polished and restored, meaning the cap and barrel shine with a lovely sheen and the gold trim and nib are in superb condition.
The fountain pen's nib has been tuned and writes beautifully with a good degree of flex and line variation (see writing samples, its a lovely example of a vintage flex nib). A new inc sac has been installed and the pen is ready to write.
The pencil still contains its original leads and propels smoothly as expected.
There are no major imperfections to note, no chips cracks or engravings.
The slightest of light scratches to the cap and barrel, and tiny light spots of brassing are present, particularly around the grip section of the pen where there has been some plate loss.
The box shows its and its outer cover is a little tatty, but it closes as it should and protects the lovely pair well.
The 14k Gold Nib has been tuned and writes beautifully, offering flex from a fine to a medium / medium broad. Superb writer, everything one might expect from a Swan Nib. The fountain pen is intentionally small, being a vest pocket pen, but it offers the writer the possibility of 'posting' the cap, and in so doing the pen becomes full sized and sits in the hand very nicely.
A lovely vintage pen set, rather rather now to find such a pair, together boxed and in such great condition.
Fountain Pen Measurements:
Capped - 103mm
Posted - 140mm
Diameter – 10mm
Capped - 100mm
Diameter – 8mm