About This Model
Mabie Todd was one of the oldest manufacturers of fountain pens, having started in the 1860’s in New York with pen holders and pencil cases. Their first true Swan fountain pen was brought out in 1884, featuring a nib with an over-under feed and ink feed via a twisted silver wire. British production began in 1907, and it soon far outgrew American results. Soon Swans became, with Conway Stewarts, top selling English fountain pens, with Leverless and Selfiller models following throughout the 1920’s and 1930’s. Swan declined after WWII, and finally disappeared in the late 1950’s.
About This Pen
A particularly nice Self-Filler (which means lever-filled). It is in what Conway Stewart’s cataloguers called “russet’, with long subtle streaks of color. This pen has one cap ring and silver trim. From the post-WWII years, it is in very good condition, and carries a Swan 2 nib, silver trim. The nib writes a soft broad line, with flex.
This pen is not for sale.