Vintage SWAN Mabie Todd Self Filler Fountain Pen: 14k Gold Semi Flex Nib

£125.00

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Name: Vintage SWAN Self Filler 3360 Fountain Pen 
Maker: Mabie Todd, England, c1950's
Colour: Black
Material: Acrylic / Gold Trim
Nib: 14k Gold SWAN '2' Nib: Fine Semi Flex Nib 
Filling System: Lever Filler 
Length: 126mm
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 Self Filler is a lovely everyday fountain pen, here with a delightful SWAN No.2 fine flex Nib, which writes a fine line with a generous degree of flex. Do checkout the writing sample, this is a delightful soft nib which flexes to a double broad with a little pressure. The pen has been fully 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 micro-scratching  But overall all parts are original to the pen, it is in excellent condition and it writes beautifully 

Fountain Pen Measurements
Length capped: 126mm
Length uncapped: 116mm
Barrel diameter: 10mm
Cap diameter: 11mm

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