– Mabie Todd Blackbird Self-filling pen Model No# BB2/46
– RARE Lapis Lazuli Blue Gold Marble
– “BLACKBIRD” Logo Embossed on CapTop & Section
– Fitted with a Blackbird 14ct Solid Gold Nib
Mabie Todd Blackbird – Up here is a vintage Mabie Todd Blackbird Self-Filling pen, model #BB2/46, which was manufactured in England circa 1940s.
The pen is in nice condition, in stunning rare lapis lazuli blue gold marble, very attractive and highly collectible pattern.
The pen is superbly detailed, with ‘BLACKBIRD’ signature all around. On the top back of the cap is a ‘BLACKBIRD’ embossed. Also ‘BLACKBIRD’ brand name is embossed on the section. The imprint is impressive on the barrel.
The pen bears a BLACKBIRD 14ct solid gold nib. A new ink sac has been fitted to the pen. The self-filler system is in perfect working order. Only there are some brassings on the gold trim of the pen; and there are some wears and scratches due to age. The pen has been serviced and tested for its full functionality.
This stylish Blackbird is a fine example of Mabie Todd – The pursuit of excellence. This Swan is a classic elegance and has been produced to the highest standards of craftsmanship. This would make an excellent gift to treat yourself or for someone special.
Mabie & Todd Co Ltd was started circa 1845, when Henry Todd and John Mabie combined their business for the manufacture of pen holders, pencil cases and the other related products. Around 1878, the company began its production of fountain pens.
The ‘Swan’ pen trademark is first adopted in 1884.
In 1909 production of pens is begun in England and the tradmark ‘Swan, the pen of the British Empire’ comes into use. Eventually, ‘Swan’ became another word for ‘pen’ in the popular lexicon.
Around 1923, the firm began production of its line of ‘Eternal’ pens, featured the lever fillers. These were very solid and well made pens, with several attractive colours available.
Till now, Swan fountain pens are highly sought after by collectors around the world.
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