– Mabie Todd Swan Self-filler pen
– Stunning green snakeskin snake-skin lizard pattern
– Fitted with a Swan14ct Solid Gold Nib
Mabie Todd Swan – Up here is a vintage Mabie Todd Swan Self-Filler pen, which was manufactured in England circa 1940s.
The pen is in nice condition, in GREEN SNAKE SKIN, very attractive and highly collectible pattern. The pen is superbly detailed, with ‘SWAN’ signature all around. On the top of the cap and top of pocket clip is a ‘SWAN’ logo embossed. Also ‘SWAN’ brand name is embossed on the feed and section. The imprint is impressive.
The pen bears a SWAN 14ct solid gold nib.
A new ink sac has been fitted to the pen. The self-filler system is in perfect working order.
The pen has been serviced and tested for its full functionality. Only there is a tight hairline crack on the caplip, repaired and stable barely noticeable.
This stylish Swan 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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