Name: Vintage SWAN Self Filler Fountain Pen
Maker: Mabie Todd, England, c1920's
Material: BCHR Hardened Rubber
Nib: 14k Gold SWAN Nib (Overfeed / Underfeed): Fine Flex Nib
Filling System: Lever Filler
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 Self Filler is a wonderful green marble edition, with SWAN signature gold filled clip, double cap bands and lovely SWAN No.2 nib. The nib is a smooth No.2 nib which writes a fine line and provides a good degree of flex on the downstroke. Do checkout the writing sample. The pen has been serviced and is ready to write
The Nitty Gritty
There are no major imperfections to note, no splits cracks or chips.
The pen is in very good condition, the hardened rubber has very slightly faded in colour to a deep brown giving the pen a nice patina. The imprints are crisp and visible with chalk.
The pen fills, seals well, and writes beautifully
Fountain Pen Measurements
Length capped: 124mm
Length uncapped: 117mm
Barrel diameter: 11mm
Cap diameter: 12mm