Name: Vintage SWAN Self Filler 3130 Fountain Pen
Maker: Mabie Todd, England, c1950's
Colour: Dove Grey
Material: Acrylic / Gold Trim
Nib: 14k Gold SWAN '1' Nib: Medium Flex Nib
Filling System: Leverless (Twist to Fill)
Condition: Restored, Mint
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 pen has been remarkably well preserved, it is like new - complete in its original box with SWAN guarantee, ink slip, and SWAN Pen instructions, the pen has barely been used, it is in mint condition, fully restored and ready to write with a medium nib which flexes to a broad.
The Nitty Gritty
There are no major imperfections to note, no splits cracks or engravings.
The pen has some very minor surface wear and has previously been inked. The corner of the one side of the box is torn. Otherwise the pen is like new
Fountain Pen Measurements
Length capped: 129mm
Length uncapped: 126mm
Barrel diameter: 10mm
Cap diameter: 11mm