Name: Vintage SWAN Leverless Fountain Pen
Maker: Mabie Todd, England, c1930's
Colour: Black / Gold Trim
Material: Acrylic / Gold Trim
Nib: 14k Gold SWAN '2' Nib: Fine Flex Nib
Filling System: Leverless (Twist to Fill)
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.
The SWAN Leverless is a lovely full sized fountain pen, with a delightful SWAN ' No.2 nib which is a superb fine flex nib. 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 some very minor surface wear, brassing to the trim and clip in places, and surface wear in parts, together with marks on the blind cap.
Fountain Pen Measurements
Length capped: 132mm
Length uncapped: 129mm
Barrel diameter: 10mm
Cap diameter: 11mm