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: Lever Filler
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, the pen has professionally restored, it is in near mint condition, 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 some minor discolouration to the grey, but otherwise a perfect example.
Fountain Pen Measurements
Length capped: 129mm
Length uncapped: 126mm
Barrel diameter: 10mm
Cap diameter: 11mm
Delivery within the UK:
1-2 Working Days via Royal Mail if ordered before 3pm
Special Next Day Delivery Available if ordered before 3pm
Delivery to Europe:
3-5 Working Days via Royal Mail International Tracked & Signed
1-3 Working Day Delivery Also Available via Parcelforce Global Express
5-7 Working Days via Royal Mail International Tracked & Signed (most countries)
2-3 Working Day delivery also available via Parcelforce Global Express
We ship to over 250 countries worldwide using our trusted delivery partners Royal Mail
We are qualified in fountain pen restoration by the Writing Equipment Society (WES) and service and restore the vast majority of our writing instruments in house.
Serviced pens have been cleaned, checked over and fitted with the necessary parts to bring the pen into excellent writing condition.
Restored pens have been brought back to as close to their original condition as possible.
Fountain pens are legacy items which should outlast their owners. We restore our pens sensitively and with the greatest care to ensure their integrity and value are maintained - and crucially, that they write beautifully out of the box!
All our pens come Grand Vision Guaranteed – if the pen is not up to scratch we offer a no quibble refund within 14 days of purchase
This means that if an item has a defect which has not been mentioned in the product description, or arrives to you damaged you are entitled to a full refund, including your outward and return postage costs upon safe return of the item in question.
Please notify us at the earliest possible moment as we will do everything we can do resolve the issue quickly and effectively.
If you do not like the pen and wish to return it, this can be arranged but at the discretion of Grand Vision Pens and the return postage at your expense. Once the pen has been returned a refund will be issued subject to the satisfactory condition of the pen.
We do our very best to avoid any of the above from occurring, we take the quality of our pens and our customer service very seriously, and will do everything we can to provide you with a first class service.