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

Mabie Todd Swan with Over/Under Feed – Wet Noodle

This is a made in England Mabie Todd Swan eye dropper with an ebonite over/ under feed and comes with a “Swan” metal pocket sleeve. The pocket sleeves allowed one the ability to bring along their eye dropper without having to worry about the cap slipping off. The slip cap on this pen is for a 1500 while the body is a model 1610, so this is not the original cap. I believe it is the correct size, but I think the 1500 model does not have the double bands. An unchased cap on a chased body is normal for Swans, so it is very close to what the original cap would have looked like. In any case, the body is in great shape. It has great black color and the chasing is remarkable crisp. Imprints have a little wear on the barrel, but are still easily readable. The cap does have some fading to a dark blackish brown towards the top. The gold-filled bands look great for their hundred years of life. The feed on this is ridiculously wet. I actually had to modify the fitting of the feed to slow things down, but it is still laying down a lot of ink. Normally, the #2 Swan nib writes as a super juicy and smooth Medium (0.6mm). The flex on this isn’t at the paintbrush level, but it is still easy to flex and with such a heavy flow a little flex gets big in a hurry. Range of flex is excellent going up to BBBB (2.0mm). Surprisingly, this pen has some pretty nice responsiveness for how abundantly the ink flows. If you want a pen to maximize sheen, this will do it.


SIZE:  5 5/16″ Capped

NIB: 14kt. Mabie Todd “Swan”, M to BBBB (0.6mm – 2.0mm)  WET NOODLE

FILLING: Eye Dropper

CONDITION: Good (Not original cap)

Restration Work:

  • Pen thoroughly cleaned & flushed
  • Nib polished and tuned to write smoothly
  • Nib and feed ultrasonically cleaned, heat set, and adjusted for optimal flow
  • New sac installed
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality


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