MABIE, TODD (SWAN, BLACKBIRD, SWALLOW etc.)
(updated 22nd March, 2019)
swan sign (i)

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Our.ref.
Model
Colour
Year
Condition
Price



SW 492

 

 

 

A USA manufactured SWAN 1500 eyedropper
(For larger pictures, please click on the images below)
sw492
with flexible MEDIUM nib & over and under-feed
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sw492(i)
Black vulcanite with two gold-filled bands around the barrel
c.1907

VG/EX - barrel inscription worn, but still visible

NOTE: We recommend that this pen is not used in any other way than as a dip pen.

£70



BLA 97

 

 

A USA manufactured BLACKBIRD eyedropper
(For larger pictures, please click on the images below)
bla97
with flexible FINE nib, & single later style under-feed.
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bla97(i)
Black vulcanite with chased circlets around the barrel
c.1912

EX

NOTE: We recommend that this pen is not used in any other way than as a dip pen.

£60





BLA 99

 

 

 

An early English BLACKBIRD eyedropper - "BLACKBIRD FOUNTPEN" with the initials BRD (presumably for BROAD) at the foot of the barrel. Blackbird is also just visible around the top of the cap.
(For larger pictures, please click on the images below)
bla99
with original flexible MEDIUM/BROAD nib
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bla99(i)
Black vulcanite with chasing on the barrel
c.1916

 

EX

NOTE: We recommend that this pen is not used in any other way than as a dip pen.

£65





BLA 102

 

 

 

 

Another similar BLACKBIRD eyedropper - this one made in the USA. The top of the cap is engraved BLACKBIRD and the barrel has the word FINE engraved near its base
(For larger pictures, please click on the images below)
bla102
with later English flexible FINE/MEDIUM nib
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bla102(i)
Black vulcanite with chasing on the barrel
c.1913

 

VG - barrel inscription worn, but still legible

NOTE: We recommend that this pen is not used in any other way than as a dip pen.

£50




SW 491

 

 

 

A nice example of an early English manufactured lever-filling SWAN SF1
(For larger pictures, please click on the images below)
sw491
with MEDIUM nib
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sw491(i)

Red and Black mottled vulcanite
with 18KT rolled gold band around the cap
(the band is tastefully engraved with the letter B)

c.1922

VG - 2 tiny (almost invisible) cracks between the cap lip and the gold band

 

£68

SW 493

 

sw493(i)
(Click on the images above & below for larger pictures)
A rare, handsome and early Mabie, Todd & Co.Ltd., JACKDAW self-filling pen, in absolutely pristine condition (these pens are often discoloured).
See barrel inscription HERE
sw 493
with its original BROAD flexible nib
(the letters BRD appear at the foot of the barrel)

Click HERE and HERE for pictures of the nib
Black hard rubber c.1924 EX £70





BLA 100

 

 

 

A handsome BLACKBIRD SELF-FILLING pen, with two gold filled bands around the barrel.
(For larger pictures, please click on the images below)
bla100
with a really nice MEDIUM flexible nib
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bla100(i)

Black vulcanite

c.1928



EX

 

£70



SWP

 

 

 

An early and rare Mabie, Todd & Co., Ladies SWAN pen 'pocket'
(For larger pictures, please click on the images below)
Swan Pen Pcoket
- complete with original metal clasp, with handsome Art Deco motif, for fixing to a pocket or belt (see detail HERE)
Swan Pen Pocket (i)
Black leather
c.1930

G/VG (completely intact and usable)

£45


SW 487

 

Another handsome and good-sized Leverless (this one must just be post-war, since it has the model number 1048)
(For a larger picture, please click on the 1st image below)
sw487
with original firm MEDIUM No.4 nib
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sw487(i)
Silver and Black marble
c.1946 EX £95


SW 494

 

 

A twin-banded Self (lever) Filler No.2060
(For larger pictures, please click on the images below)
sw494
with later flexible MEDIUM No.2 nib
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sw494(i)
Black
c.1946 VG (slight plating loss on edges of the lever) £48

SW 484

 

A twin-banded Self (lever) Filler (no indication of model number, but almost certainly a No.2060)
(For larger pictures, please click on the images below)
sw484
with original semi-flexible FINE No.2 nib
Click HERE for a picture of the nib
sw484(i)
Black
c.1946 VG (slight plating wear to one edge of the lever) £48


SW 495

 

Slim, streamlined, and stylish - a No. 3120
(For larger pictures, please click on the images below)
sw495
with original flexible MEDIUM No.1 nib
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sw495
VERY dark Blue - not easy to photograph !
c.1951 EX £60
SW 490 An attractive and handsome Blue Leverless
with original flexible FINE/MEDIUM No.2 nib
sold
Blue
c.1954 EX £55



 

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