Mabie Todd “Swan” w/ Over/Under Feed – Super Flex (SOLD)

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Mabie Todd Swan w/ Over/Under Feed – Super Flex (On Ebay)

Here is a made in New York Mabie Todd Swan made sometime between 1906 and 1915. This is a well made pen with gold-filled repousse band and ends and complete with chain. The BCHR body of this pen has faded a little, though it is still mostly black. The chasing has been worn mostly smooth, though visible, and the imprints are only partly visible. The cap interior is actually brass making it heavier and sturdier and it keeps the hard rubber from loosing the tight fit the slip cap needs to stay on. Unfortunately, the brass inner cap has scratched up the section through the years of use. The 14kt. Mabie Todd nib is a delightfully soft, smooth writing XF/F. Great writing experience. These old over/under feed eyedroppers are much sought after, but they tend to be extremely wet. This nib, however, manages to be just about right (5/10 of wetness). That is until you flex it and then the ink flows generously. Evern my worst inks flex without railroading in this pen. The range of flex isn’t huge (tops out at 1.6mm), but it is quite easy to flex and pretty snappy allowing for good flex without much effort. Still a very good super flex nib in my opinion, and a great pen.

SIZE:  5 3/8″ Capped

NIB: Mabie Todd Swan #2, XF/F to BB (0.35mm-1.6mm)  SUPER 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
  • Body buffed and polished
  • Nib and feed ultrasonically cleaned and adjusted for optimal flow
  • New sac installed
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

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