Mabie Todd Swan with Over/Under Feed – Wet Noodle (SOLD)

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Mabie Todd Swan with Over/Under Feed – Super Flex/ Wet Noodle (To Purchase See Here)

Here is a made in New York Mabie Todd “Swan” 1500 eyedropper dating it to pre-1915 when the company moved entirely to England. The pen is in pretty good condition. The chasing is worn but still visible though having little texture. All imprints are easily readable. The over/under feed is in good condition as well. The 14kt. Mabie Todd Swan #2 nib is a lovely writing F (0.4mm). It is very wet, as many of these over/under feed pens are, and soft and smooth. It has a nice soft flex. Not quite a paint brush and I would say really on the border between super flex and wet noodle. It is surprisingly snappy for such a wet pen. The tip of the nib at first looks to have a bend at its tip. That however is not the case. There is a depression there, but it is part of the grind. I am not sure whether that grind was original or whether it was later added by a nibmeister, nor am I sure what the purpose of such a grind would be. It does not have any effect on the nib performance. A fine example of an early New York made Swan. (To Purchase See Here)

SIZE:  5 1/8″ Capped

NIB: Mabie Todd Swan, F to BBB (0.4mm-1.8mm) WET NOODLE (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Eyedropper

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
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

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