Mabie Todd Swan Gold Filled Ring Top – Wet Noodle ( See Price Here)
Here is a lovely little made in New York Mabie Todd Swan gold filled ring top. The pen was made sometimes between 1906 when “Bard” was dropped from the Mabie Todd & Co. name and 1915 when all production was moved to the UK. It is in good condition overall. There is some slight brassing on the edges at the end of the barrel and there is some light scratching throughout the pen. Also there is a small ding just below the lever (see pics). Neverthless, the pen still looks good. There is a personalization that reads “Gustel.” The star of the pen is of course the 14kt. Mabie Todd nib. It is a wet noodle nib that is nearing paintbrush ease of flex. Normally it writes as a wet, soft fine that has a nice smooth sweet spot. The feed keeps up well with the flexing and even some of my inks that normally don’t flex too well did pretty good in this pen. It has a nice range from 0.4mm to 1.8mm and good responsiveness. An overall solid wet noodle pen. See Price Here
SIZE: 3 7/8″ Capped
NIB: Mabie Todd & Co., F to BBB (0.4mm-1.8mm), WET NOODLE (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)
- Pen mostly restored when I acquired it.
- Did some nib adjustment and fine tuning
- Cleaned and polished the pen
- Test driven for a week to insure quality