Vintage SWAN Self Filler by Mabie Todd Baby Blue Marbled Pearl Lever Filled Fountain Pen 14k Gold Flex STUB Nib (Serviced, Very Good)
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Vintage SWAN Self Filler Fountain Pen by Mabie Todd
Marbled Cracked Ice Baby Blue / Metal Trim
Made in UK circa 1950’s
14k Gold SWAN Nib '2' - FLEX STUB
Lever Filled Fountain Pen: serviced and ready to write
A rather rare colour on this lovely Mabie Todd - with a beautiful flex nib which is ground as an Italic, but performs closer to a Stub nib, with smooth edges to the tipping, plenty of flex, this is a very smooth, elegant writer
The fountain pen is in very good condition.
The pen has been taken apart, cleaned, polished and fitted with a new ink sac
There are no major imperfections to note, no chips cracks or engravings
The pen does appear to be slightly misshapen, the barrel slightly curves to one side, I believe a product of the manufacturing process.
It shows the usual signs of wear and use for a pen of its age, some minor scratches on the cap and barrel, slight swelling around the lever bar, but overall a very nice example
The 14k Gold Nib is a lovely flex stub nib, ground as an Italic, but performs closer to a stub nib, with really round corners and generous line variation.
Please take a look at the writing sample in the photo gallery for a closeup
Length Capped: 123mm
Length Uncapped: 114mm
Barrel Diameter: 10mm