Name: Vintage SWAN Leverless Fountain Pen
Maker: Mabie Todd, England, c1930's
Colour: Black / Gold Trim
Material: Acrylic / Gold Trim
Nib: 14k Gold SWAN '4' Eternal Nib: Medium Flex Nib
Filling System: Leverless (Twist to Fill)
Condition: Serviced, Excellent
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.
The SWAN Leverless is a lovely full sized fountain pen, with a large No.4 Eternal nib which is a super smooth medium nib, a wonderful writer only vintage nib's perform so beautifully. The pen has been restored and is ready to write
The Nitty Gritty
There are no major imperfections to note, no splits cracks or engravings.
The pen has general surface wear, some teething marks to the rear blind cap and minor surface wear where the cap meets the barrel.
The SWAN No.4 nib is a lovely smooth medium nib. Please see the writing sample in the photo gallery
Fountain Pen Measurements
Length capped: 132mm
Length uncapped: 129mm
Barrel diameter: 10mm
Cap diameter: 11mm