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
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
The fountain pen is in overall excellent condition.
The pen has been taken apart, cleaned, polished and fitted with a new inc sac
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
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
Capped – 134mm
Posted – 168mm
Diameter – 10mm