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