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


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

Here is a made in New York Mabie Todd Swan eyedropper with an over/ under feed. The BCHR is still pretty black. Faded a little to a dark, blackish brown. The chasing is present but a bit worn. The imprint on the barrel is still very good. The pen does come with a Swan “repair box” and old eyedropper that was purchased with the pen. The eyedropper rubber is old and I would not advise using it. The 14kt. Swan nib is a very smooth M. Sorry, the measurements on the paper are incorrect. It’s range is about 0.5mm to 1.3mm. The nib is slightly oblique but it writes well at a normal angle. I would say the nib in normal writing is about a 4/10 in wetness. But it is delightfully smooth. The flex on this pen was tough to grade. Ease of flex on this is in the range of super flex, but the range is not great. Nor is the responsiveness. In some ways it acts like a good flex nib and in some ways it is more like a semi-flex. It’s a classic, incredibly old, and still a great writing pen.

SIZE:  5 1/4″ Capped

NIB: Mabie Todd Swan #2, M to BB (0.5mm-1.3mm)  GOOD FLEX (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Eyedropper


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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