Waterman 52 (Amazing Condition) – Wet Noodle

Waterman 52  – Wet Noodle (SEE PRICE HERE)

Here is the iconic Waterman 52 in superb, almost like new BCHR. The color on this 52 is still jet black. Chasing is beautifully crisp. The imprints pop out of the barrel. The nickel-filled trim is good condition as well. a little wear around the clip rivets. The only flaw of this pen is that the lever sticks out of the barrel just slightly. This is because the lever box is slightly raised in the middle (see pics), which likely happened when someone tried to pull the lever with a solidified ink sac in it. There are no cracks in the lever box, and of course it all looks a lot more obviously zoomed in than to the naked eye. The 14kt. Waterman #2 is delightful. It’s an XF (0.3mm), but with an italic like line variation. Just normal writing with this pen is fantastic. The flex on this nib comes easily and the responsiveness is superb. The range of flex is also superlative going from XF to BBB (1.8mm). If it weren’t for that little hump in the lever box, I’d grade this Near Mint because everything else besides is. 

SEE PRICE HERE

SIZE:  5 1/4″ Capped

NIB: 14kt. Waterman #2, XF to BBB (0.3mm-1.8mm)  WET NOODLE (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Excellent

Restration Work:

  • Pen thoroughly cleaned & flushed
  • Nib polished and tuned to write smoothly
  • Nib and feed ultrasonically cleaned, heat set, and adjusted for optimal flow
  • Trim cleaned and polished
  • New sac installed
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

Waterman 5 “BROWN” Nib – Super Flex

Waterman 5 “BROWN” – Super Flex (SEE PRICE HERE)

Here is a Waterman 5 “BROWN” in black celluloid and gold-filled trim. If you don’t know, in the late 1920s  Waterman created a color code for their 5 and 7 line of pens. The 5 and 7 are essentially the replacing the 55 and 56. In the original coding “Brown” nibs were just the “Fine” nib, but around 1929 the codes changed and “Brown” became the “Fine Flex” nib. In my experience, Brown flex nibs are much more common than say the very rare “Black” flex nib, but also less common than the Red or Pink flex nib. This Waterman 5 is in good condition. There is light scratching on the body but it is still a glossy black. There is little bit of brassing on the band, but it is not significant. The clip and lever look pretty good with only light scratching. Imprints are great, and the nib matches the color on the end of the barrel. The 14kt. Waterman BROWN keyhole nib is a great nib. It is generally not quite as flexible as the Pink, but I would say better than the Red due to it being a F or what we would say is “XF.” The flex really is nice. Great responsiveness, great flow, and flexes with very little pressure from 0.3mm to BBB. Normally, it writes as a wet and smooth XF with just a hint of feedback.  

SEE PRICE HERE

SIZE:  5 1/4″ Capped

NIB: 14kt. Waterman BROWN, XF to BBB (0.3mm-1.7mm)  WET NOODLE (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Excellent

Restration Work:

  • Pen thoroughly cleaned & flushed
  • Nib polished and tuned to write smoothly
  • Nib and feed ultrasonically cleaned, heat set, and adjusted for optimal flow
  • Trim cleaned and polished
  • New sac installed
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

Now Offering Restoration Services!

Restoration Services and Prices

I’ve been restoring vintage fountain pens for many years now and have offered my services to customers from time to time. I’ve entered a season of life where I have a need for flexibility due to the care our two autistic sons, so I thought I’d start offering my services more broadly to generate a little income while staying flexible.

Check out the restoration page for a list of services and prices, and email me at dannystr78@gmail.com to get things started.

Mabie Todd Swan with Over/Under Feed – Wet Noodle

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Mabie Todd Swan with Over/Under Feed – Wet Noodle

This Mabie Todd Swan is an early, turn of the century eye dropper with an ebonite over/ under feed. This Swan is about the girth of a pencil. It is in fantastic condition for a 100 plus year old pen. The color is still jet black with the original shine on the hard rubber. Chasing is good with plenty of the original texture. The imprints are also crisp and easily readable. This is a deluxe model with solid 18 kt. gold bands. The solid gold bands do have some light surface scratching as is expected being 18kt. gold. With it comes an original Swan eyedropper and pen box, though the box is not original to this pen as it’s a “Self-Filing” box. But I found the pen with this box in the “wild,” so I’ll pass it along to the buyer. Now to this wonderful juicy nib. This 14kt. Swan nib is a ultra-soft, genuine wet noodle. This is an oh so near paintbrush noodle. For normal writing, I would not recommend it. It does have a sweet spot that is smooth, but it’s not very big or forgiving. Plus, the tines separate with the slightest pressure. And it is wet like a lot of these eyedroppers. Remember, their forebearers were the dip nib, so there was wet and really wet. This is really wet. Range of flex is superb going easily from F (0.4mm) to BBB+ (1.8mm). The responsiveness for a nib this soft is impressive. For such a wet writer, it can railroad occasionally. It railroaded on me once during the writing sample, but if you did a bunch of flex as fast as you can (not recommended by the way) it will railroad. It’s a Swan in superb condition with 18kt. bands and a stellar noodle nib. 

SEE PRICE HERE

SIZE:  5 1/4″ Capped

NIB: 14kt. Mabie Todd “Swan”, F to BBB+ (0.4mm-1.8mm)  WET NOODLE

FILLING: Eye Dropper

CONDITION: Excellent

Restration Work:

  • Pen thoroughly cleaned & flushed
  • Nib polished and tuned to write smoothly
  • Nib and feed ultrasonically cleaned, heat set, and adjusted for optimal flow
  • New sac installed
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

Wahl-Eversharp Ring Top – Wet Noodle

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Wahl-Eversharp Ring Top – Wet Noodle (See Price Here)

Here is a stunning Wahl-Eversharp Sapphire Ring Top. The pen is in overall beautiful condition. The gold-filled trim has minimal wear. Please remember that the pictures are ultra-zoomed and picking up flaws not detectable to the naked eye. The body still has great color, and only surface scratching typical of normal use. Additionally, this ring top is suited with a superbly soft 14kt. Wahl #3 nib. Normally, this nib writes as a XF / F (0.3mm-0.4mm). That is, with ultra light soft strokes, it’s a wet, glassy smooth XF. But add the slightest bit of pressure and the tines with split to a F. Often when tines are this soft they don’t make good normal writers, but this is soft and buttery regardless of the pressure you apply. The range of flex is wonderful going up to BBB+ (1.9mm!). The flow keeps up well, and the responsiveness is still quite good for a nib this soft. If you are looking for a pen in this size, I’m not sure what more you could ask for. It’s beautiful, superb craftsmanship, and equipped with a superior all around nib.

 

PRICE: $379.99

SIZE: 4 3/8″ Capped

NIB: 14kt. Wahl #3, XF/F (0.3mm-0.4mm) – BBB+ (1.9mm) – Wet Noodle

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Excellent

Restoration Work:

  • Pen thoroughly cleaned & flushed
  • Nib polished and tuned to write smoothly
  • Nib and feed ultrasonically cleaned, heat set, and adjusted for optimal flow
  • Sac replaced
  • Trim and body cleaned and polished
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

Omas 555 S – Good Flex (Near Mint)

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Omas 555 S – Good Flex ON EBAY!

This is a late 80s Omas 555 S complete with original box and warranty book. The pen looks to have hardly been used. There is little to no signs of wear, scratching, plate loss, in short it is in near mint condition. Omas is well known for its quality and this pen is no exception. Omas is also well known for having fairly stiff pistons, and this pen is no exception. So I greased up the piston to make it nice and smooth. The 14kt. nib is what you would expect of an Omas Fine, wet and beatifully smooth. The flex on this nib comes quite easily and ranges from 0.4mm (F) to BB (1.5mm). It isn’t quite responsive enough to be graded “super flex,” but there is something about the smooth action of this nib that makes flexing with it pure pleasure. This would be a great all around pen. Great at everyday writing with some lovely, pleasurable flex.

ON EBAY!

SIZE: 5″ Capped

NIB: 14kt. Omas, F to BB (0.4mm-1.5mm)  Good Flex (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade Flex)

FILLING: Piston

CONDITION: Near Mint

Restration Work:

  • Pen thoroughly cleaned & flushed
  • Nib polished and tuned to write smoothly
  • Nib and feed ultrasonically cleaned and adjusted for optimal flow
  • Piston greased for smooth action
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

Conklin Crescent 25P – Wet Noodle

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Conklin Crescent 25P – Wet Noodle

Here is a beautiful little Conklin Crescent model 25P. The hard rubber is still pretty black with very little fading. There chasing on the body is fairly with little texture, though chasing is mostly visible. The imprints on the middle of the barrel are mostly readable but they do have some wear. The imprints on the end of the barrel are nice and crisp. There is one tiny spot on the very top of the crescent wear the gold-filling has worn off. Otherwise, both the crescent and cap band have no brassing. The band does show some light scratching from use.  The 14kt. Conklin #2 nib writes normally as a very wet medium (0.6mm). The nib is stub like with some line variation between vertical and horizontal strokes. The flex comes very easily. Not paintbrush easy, but quite little pressure. For the most part the feed keeps up, but it can railroad here and there. The flex ranges up to BBBB (1.9mm), which is pretty hugs as flex goes. A really great Conklin. 

See Price Here

SIZE:  4 1/4″ Capped

NIB: 14kt. Conklin #2, M to BBBB (0.6mm-1.9mm), WET NOODLE

FILLING: Crescent filler

CONDITION: Good

Restoration Work:

  • Pen thoroughly cleaned & flushed
  • Nib polished and tuned to write smoothly
  • Nib and feed ultrasonically cleaned and adjusted for optimal flow
  • Sac replaced
  • Trim cleaned and polished
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

Conklin Vest Pen – Super Flex

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Conklin Vest Pen – Super Flex

Here is a really nice vintage Conklin in a vest pen size. The pen is very similar to the Endura of the same size, but it is not marked Endura. It is in really great shape. The black hard rubber has almost no fading. The pin stripe chasing is still crisp as are the imprints. There is some small scratches here and there on the hard rubber body but they are very light and not very noticeable. The gold-filled trim also looks great. The made in Toledo Conklin #2 nib is a quality 14kt. gold beauty. It writes normally as a an XF. The flow keeps up perfectly but it is not the very wet flow typical of this era. It is smooth, not buttery, but smooth. It flexes nicely up to BBB (1.7mm) and has good responsiveness. Overall, a great little vintage pen.   

Here is a really nice vintage Conklin in a vest pen size. The pen is very similar to the Endura of the same size, but it is not marked Endura. It is in really great shape. The black hard rubber has almost no fading. The pin stripe chasing is still crisp as are the imprints. There is some small scratches here and there on the hard rubber body but they are very light and not very noticeable. The gold-filled trim also looks great. The made in Toledo Conklin #2 nib is a quality 14kt. gold beauty. It writes normally as a an XF. The flow keeps up perfectly but it is not the very wet flow typical of this era. It is smooth, not buttery, but smooth. It flexes nicely up to BBB (1.7mm) and has good responsiveness. Overall, a great little vintage pen.   

ON EBAY!

SIZE:  4 1/4″ Capped

NIB: 14kt. Conklin #2, XF to BB (0.3mm-1.7mm), SUPER FLEX

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Excellent

Restoration Work:

  • Pen thoroughly cleaned & flushed
  • Nib polished and tuned to write smoothly
  • Nib and feed ultrasonically cleaned and adjusted for optimal flow
  • Sac replaced
  • Trim cleaned and polished
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

Wahl-Eversharp Gold-Filled Skyline – Super Flex (SOLD)

Wahl-Eversharp Gold-Filled Skyline – Super Flex

This is a standard size Skyline in a full gold-filled body. Overall, the condition is pretty good. The only spot of brassing I could see is a little on the edges of the lever from rubbing on the pen cap when it is posted. There is a decent sized ding on the body (see pic), and one very small ding on the cap. Often these pens are full of pin prick dings and scratches all over. The 14kt. Eversharp nib is beautiful, wet writer. Silky smooth and soft nib with lots of flow. It writes normally as a F/M (0.55mm). The flex comes quite easily with decent range going up to at least 1.5mm. For a near medium nib, the flex responds with surprising snappiness. The flow is more than enough to keep up, which isn’t surprising for a Skyline. Overall, great pen in a durable and beautiful metal body.

SOLD

SIZE:  5 1/4″ Capped

NIB: Eversharp 14kt., F/M to BBB (0.55mm-1.5mm) SUPER FLEX (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Good

Restoration Work:

  • Nib and feed ultrasonically cleaned
  • Nib and feed adjusted for optimal flow
  • New sac installed
  • Pen thoroughly cleaned & flushed
  • Body and trim cleaned and polished
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

 

Waterman Ink Vue with “RED” Nib – Medium Flex (SOLD)

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Waterman Ink Vue with “RED” Nib – Medium Flex

Here is Waterman’s unique “Ink Vue” pen. These pens use a small rubber sac in the back of the barrel to pull ink into a transparent ink chamber in the barrel. It’s Waterman’s answer to the Parker Vacummatic. You actually fold the little lever in half and pump it 10 or times with nib immersed to fill the barrel. This barrel holds a ton of ink, so it can take a little bit to fill it. It is a very unique and fun system. The pen is in great condition. There is a little brassing on the lever that is not very obvious, a tiny bit on the bottom of the clip, and a very tiny bit on the edge of the band. The barrel still has great transparency, so you have no trouble seeing the ink slosh around in there. There is very light surface scratches on the body from normal use, but it’s pretty clean. The 14kt. Waterman 5 “RED” nib is, unfortunately, a bit of disappointment in the flex department. Normally, these have great flex, and this one only has a “Medium Flex” quality.  Normal writing is lovely. It’s an XF (0.3mm) with just a hint of “stubbishness.” It’s smooth, wet, and just a beautiful writer. Flexed, this nib ranges up to BB (1.5mm), which is pretty decent. Flex keeps up without any issues. But ease of flex is meh and as is it’s responsiveness. Another lesson and just how imprecise a science these flex nibs are. Even the color coded nibs have a great deal of variety. Flex aside, this is still a remarkable and unique vintage pen that writes fabulously and looks superb. No one is going to even think it’s old, just classic.

SOLD

SIZE:  4 1/4″ Capped

NIB: Waterman #5 “RED”, XF to BB (0.3mm-1.5mm),  MEDIUM FLEX (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Ink Vue Lever

CONDITION: Excellent

Restration Work:

  • Pen thoroughly cleaned & flushed
  • Body hand polished
  • Nib polished and tuned to write smoothly
  • Nib and feed ultrasonically cleaned and adjusted for optimal flow
  • Ink Vue system restored
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

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Waterman 52 – Good Flex (SOLD)

Waterman 52 – Good Flex

Here is vintage Watermen 52 in BCHR. The black hard rubber on this pen looks really nice. Only faded a little to a dark grayish black. The chasing is still quite good with only minimal loss of texture. Almost no wear on the cap chasing. A little more on the body. Imprints are very crisp and look almost new including the original red paint in the “52” at the end of the barrel. The nickel trim has seen better days, however, as it shows lots of pitting on the clip. Much less on the lever but still noticeable. The 14kt. Waterman 52 is a beautiful writer as a XF with good flow. Nib just feels like a writer especially if you like them fine. The flex is good ranging up to BB (1.3mm). It has decent responsiveness, but it does lack some of the ease of flex that a “super flex” nib would have. People often associate the flex grades with the quality of nib, but that really isn’t the case. Nibs are just made to excel at different things. This one is made to be an all around great nib with some good flex when you want it. The full size 52 body makes it a great all around vintage writer.

PRICE: $259.99

SIZE:  5 1/4″ Capped

NIB: 14kt. Waterman #2, XF to BB (0.2mm-1.3mm)  GOOD FLEX (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Good

Restration Work:

  • Pen thoroughly cleaned & flushed
  • Nib polished and tuned to write smoothly
  • Nib and feed ultrasonically cleaned and adjusted for optimal flow
  • New sac installed
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

 

Mabie Todd S.F. Wood Grain – Super Flex (SOLD)

Mabie Todd S.F. Wood Grain – Super Flex

Here is an absolutely gorgeous Mabie Todd Swan Self Filler in Wood Grain hard rubber and in a vest pen size. This pen looks almost unused. The color is great with little to no fading of the hard rubber. The imprints still have some of the original white paint. The Swan on the top of the cap still looks crisp as well. The black wide lever (a feature fairly unique to Mabie Todds) looks new as well. The pen is all mint condition. The 14kt. Swan nib is a wet and and soft XXF. The previous owner appears to have used some detergent to clean it out. I’ve cleaned and cleaned this, but every now and then some tiny trace of detergent gets in. I say that because I think all these measurements are accurate, but they may be slightly smaller if there is even a hint of detergent currently affecting this fill of ink. Anyway, there is a little bit of a scratch as expected on an XXF nib. The flex comes easily and the flow keeps up very well. Responsiveness is good but not as good as I would expect of this fine of a nib. A very nice flex nib nonetheless on an outstanding Swan.

PRICE: $399.99

SIZE:  5 3/8″ Capped

NIB: 14kt. Swan, XXF to BBB (0.2mm-1.6mm) SUPER FLEX (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Mint

Restration Work:

  • Pen thoroughly cleaned & flushed
  • Nib polished and tuned to write smoothly
  • Nib and feed ultrasonically cleaned and adjusted for optimal flow
  • Pen buffed and polished
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

Waterman 52 Wood Grain – Wet Noodle (Ultra Responsive) (SOLD)

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Waterman 52 Wood Grain – Wet Noodle (SEE PRICE HERE)

This Waterman 52 comes in the red mottled or wood grain hard rubber. The color is still very nice on this pen with only minimal fading. The gold-filled trim still looks very nice. You can obviously see it has some wear in the zoomed up pictures, but it is all much less obvious to the naked eye. Imprints on the red/black hard rubber models are really difficult to read, and this one still has imprints that definitely have some fading but in the right light and with good eyesight you can still read them. Only the globe in the center is mostly worn off. There are some very, very light teeth marks on the top of the cap. Honestly, I didn’t even see them until I noticed them in the picture. The 14kt. Waterman #2 on this pen is a gem. Many people define “wet noodle” in terms of quantity of flex (it goes BBBB++++) or ease of flex (paintbrush like), but I grade flex on quality of flex. So though this nib is very soft, it’s not uber soft. It’s something much better. It is ultra responsive, approaching dip nib kind of responsiveness. Just look at that crisp flex action in the pictures. Normally, this pen writes as a nice and smooth XXF/XF (0.25mm). It’s not glass, but you don’t expect that from an XXF. Range of flex is great going up to BBB (1.8mm with ease). The flow keeps up well, but that snap back is just spectacular. Notice the detail flex lettering done within a 5mm space! This 52 is in a beautiful, classic style. In good condition with good color, and a superb nib. 

SEE PRICE HERE

SIZE:  5 1/4″ Capped

NIB: 14kt. Waterman #2, XXF to BBB (0.25mm-1.8mm)  WET NOODLE (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Excellent

Restration Work:

  • Pen thoroughly cleaned & flushed
  • Nib polished and tuned to write smoothly
  • Nib and feed ultrasonically cleaned, heat set, and adjusted for optimal flow
  • Trim cleaned and polished
  • New sac installed
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

Waterman 12 – Wet Noodle (SOLD)

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Waterman 12 – Wet Noodle  (See Price Here)

Here is the classic Waterman 12 in chased hard rubber with gold-filled repousse bands on the barrel. The black body has faded some to a dark brown. The chasing is in very nice condition with plenty of texture still left. The imprints still look almost new. The gold bands look untouched with very little signs of wear. The 14kt. Waterman #2 is a superb nib. Normally, it writes as soft XXF, which is fairly smooth for so fine a nib. But this nib is soft. Soft enough that normal writing needs a light hand or you will start to flex the tines. This is quite paintbrush soft, but it is nearly there. Remarkably, this nib also has very good snapback, which is not that common for so soft a nib. The range is also superb going from XXF (0.2mm) to a plentiful BBB (1.7mm).

SIZE:  5 1/4″ Capped

NIB: 14kt. Waterman #2, XXF to BBB (0.2mm-1.7mm),  WET NOODLE (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Eyedropper

CONDITION: Excellent

Restration Work:

  • Pen (barrel, section, nib, feed, & cap) thoroughly cleaned & flushed
  • Nib polished and tuned to write smoothly
  • Nib and feed ultrasonically cleaned, heat set, and adjusted for optimal flow
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

Waterman 52 1/2 V – Good Flex (SOLD)

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Waterman 52 1/2 V – Good Flex

Here is a nice Waterman 52 1/2 V in BCHR. The “52” means it is a lever filler. The “1/2” means it is half the diameter of the normal “52”, and the “V” stands for vest pen. That is, a short pen meant to carry in your vest pocket. The BCHR on this has faded from the original black to a dark brown. The chasing is still present though worn, and it does have some texture. The imprints are also easily readable. The gold-filled lever and ring top are in good shape with little to no brassing. The 14kt. Waterman #2 writes normally as a wet XF (0.3mm). It has a smooth sweet spot but I wouldn’t call it “glassy.” It has a pleasant bit of feedback. The flex ranges from XF (0.3mm) to a nice BB (1.5mm). It is a bit too firm for me to grade it a “super flex,” but it has some very nice responsiveness. It’s plenty good flex to do some nice work. Overall, a great little Waterman 52 1/2 V. 

ON EBAY!

SIZE:  4 1/4″ Capped

NIB: 14kt. Waterman #2, XF to BB (0.3mm-1.5mm)  GOOD FLEX

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Good

Restoration Work:

  • Pen thoroughly cleaned & flushed
  • Nib polished and tuned to write smoothly
  • Nib and feed ultrasonically cleaned, heat set, and adjusted for optimal flow
  • New sac installed
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

Mabie Todd Swan 3161 – Super Flex (SOLD)

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Mabie Todd Swan 3161

Here is Mabie Todd Swan model # 3161. It is a lever filler in black celluloid. The pen is in really nice condition. The body looks really good with only light surface scratching from normal use. The gold-filled trim also looks really nice with only the slightest bit of wear on the clip and lever. The section on this model threads into the body making it easy access to the sac. There just isn’t much to write about other than it looks great. The 14kt. Swan #1 is a lovely writer. It has a wet and glassy smooth flow. It is slightly stubbish and slightly oblique F which adds some character to your writing. The flex ranges from F (0.4mm) to BBB (1.7mm), which is fantastic. The flex is on the firmer side of “super flex,” but everything else (responsiveness, flow, line variation) ring all the bells for super flex. You can definitely do some great flex work with it. Overall, a lovely Swan in excellent condition.

ON EBAY!

SIZE:  5″ Capped

NIB: 14kt. Mabie Todd Swan #1, F to BBB (0.4mm-1.7mm)  SUPER FLEX

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Excellent

Restoration Work:

  • Pen thoroughly cleaned & flushed
  • Nib polished and tuned to write smoothly
  • Nib and feed ultrasonically cleaned, heat set, and adjusted for optimal flow
  • Body buffed and polished
  • New sac installed
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

Mabie Todd Swan (Wood Grain) – Super Flex (SOLD)

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Mabie Todd S.F. (Wood Grain) – Super Flex

Here is Mabie Todd Swan self-filler in wood grain hard rubber. The hard rubber is beautiful. The color has undergone very minimal fading through the years. The pen is about the size of a Waterman 52 and very similar in design. The imprints are present, but those on the side of the barrel are quite worn and difficult to read. The gold-filled trim is in nice condition as well with the exception of the lever which has some obvious plate loss along the edges. But the two bands and clip still look great. The 14kt Swan #2 is a lovely wet, soft and glassy smooth writer. It falls somewhere between a Mediuma nd Broad (0.6mm), and it is not shy about putting down some ink. The flex on this is soft and wet with some nice responsiveness for a medium nib. It has some nice range going from M/B (0.6mm) to BBB (1.7mm) with ease. Overall, just a wonderful Swan in a beautiful style. 

ON EBAY!

SIZE:  5 1/4″ Capped

NIB: 14kt. Mabie Todd Swan #2, M/B to BBB (0.6mm-1.7mm)  SUPER FLEX

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Good

Restration Work:

  • Pen thoroughly cleaned & flushed
  • Nib polished and tuned to write smoothly
  • Nib and feed ultrasonically cleaned, heat set, and adjusted for optimal flow
  • New sac installed
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality