Name: Vintage SWAN Self Filler 0160 Fountain Pen
Maker: Mabie Todd, England, c1930's
Colour: Black / Gold Trim
Material: Acrylic / Metal Trim
Nib: 14k Gold SWAN '2' Nib: Semi Flex Nib
Filling System: Lever Filler
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 pen has been fully restored and is ready to write. It has a superb semi flex nib which writes a fine line and flexes to a broad with light pressure. A superb pen
The Nitty Gritty
There are no major imperfections to note, no splits cracks or engravings.
The pen shows minor surface wear in the form of micro-scratches but is otherwise a superb example
Fountain Pen Measurements
Length capped: 126mm
Length uncapped: 117mm
Barrel diameter: 9mm
Cap diameter: 10mm