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Vintage Blackbird Self Filler by Mabie Todd & Co. Ltd - 14k Gold Semi Flex Nib (Serviced, Excellent)

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Vintage Blackbird Self Filler by Mabie Todd & Co. Ltd

BCHR (Black Chased Hardened Rubber) with Stepped Metal Clip 

Made in England circa 1920’s

14k Gold Blackbird Nib - SEMI FLEX

Lever Filled Fountain Pen: serviced and ready to write

 

Overview

 A delightful example of an early Blackbird. Today Blackbird's stand their own as high quality vintage flex pens, no longer regarded as simply second best to SWAN's, they hold their own amongst high quality vintage pens, particularly due to their delightful flex nibs, and this particular pen is no exception 

 

Condition

The fountain pen is in overall excellent condition.

 

Servicing

The pen has been taken apart, cleaned, polished and fitted with a new inc sac

 

Imperfections 

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

It shows some discolouration to the hard rubber as is customary, and the usual signs of wear and use for a pen of its age. 

However the imprints are crisp, the barrel and cap are clear of scratches and for a soon to be antique this is a very fine example 

 

Writing Style

The 14k Gold Nib has been tuned and writes beautifully 

Please take a look at the writing sample in the photo gallery, the nib is a classic semi flex - everything one might wish for from a vintage gold nib 

  

Measurements:

Capped – 134mm
Posted – 168mm

Diameter – 10mm