Mabie Todd Swan Gold-Filled Ring Top Eyedropper – Oblique Italic / Super Flex (On Ebay)
This is a very interesting made in New York Mabie Todd Swan. It’s gold-filled ring top that is also an eyedropper. It has some light scratching on the body but no brassing. There are also a few tiny dings. On the barrel and on the cap there are some very small imprints of symbols that I do not recognize and are not very noticeable. The 14kt. Mabie Todd Swan #2 is an unique Fine Oblique Italic (0.5mm). The oblique angle is pretty significant. That makes italic writing easier, but that also means it has a learning curve in using it. It is plenty wet and can be smooth if you hold at the right angle. The flex comes quite easy and ranges up to BB (1.5mm). The oblique italic tip enhances the already snappy flex and makes for a very unique writing experience. I quite enjoyed using it. You must learn to use it at the right angle or you’ll get railroading. Overall, it’s a great, and unique Swan.
SIZE: 3 7/8″ Capped
NIB: 14kt. Swan #2, Fine Oblique Italic to BB (0.5mm-1.5mm), SUPER FLEX (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)
- 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