Name: Vintage SWAN Mabie Todd Eyedropper Fountain Pen
Maker: Mabie Todd, USA, c1930's
Colour: Gold Patchwork Pattern
Material: Rolled Gold Finish
Nib: 14k Gold Mabie Todd '2' Toronto Nib: Semi Flex Nib
Filling System: Eyedropper
Condition: Restored, 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.
This example is a wonderful late 1920's eyedropper fountain pen, with a large 14k gold No.2 Mabie Todd nib which writes a fine line with a large degree of flex from a fine line to a broad line.
The pen comes with its original glass eyedropper and has been sensitively restored, it is ready to provide another 100 years of writing service
The Nitty Gritty
There are no major imperfections to note, no splits cracks or engravings.
There is some minor brassing to the rear of the barrel. Some minor surface wear in places, but overall a superbly preserved example, which writes beautifully.
Do checkout the writing sample in the photo gallery
Fountain Pen Measurements
Length capped: 129mm
Barrel diameter: 11mm
Cap diameter: 12mm