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- Silver Grey Snakeskin

Stock number: 5670

 - Silver Grey Snakeskin

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Medium to slightly broad nib, Lever fill system.
Condition: Good
Colour: Swan - Silver Grey
c1938

£125.00
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Price: £125.00
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U.K. via Royal Mail Special Delivery: £7.00
Europe via Royal Mail International Signed For: £10.00
Rest of World via Royal Mail International Signed For: £12.00
The postage and packing charge is per order not per item, so if you buy more than one item you pay only one postage and packing charge (see our terms). These costs will be added to your invoice at checkout. Please select UK, Europe or World delivery to ensure you pay the right amount.

 

This unusual vintage fountain pen was made in England by Mabie Todd & Co. Ltd. under the “Swan” brand name around 1938. It is unusual in that whilst it is a plastic body its finish is in a pattern called “silver grey snakeskin”. There were a series of snakeskin finishes -  blue, green, ruby and silver grey and they are not that easy to find these days in good, and working, order. The design is enhanced by having a chrome lever and trim for the“Swan” clip. The barrel imprint states “Mabie Todd & Co. Ltd., Swan Self Filler – Made in England” – with the “Swan” emblem. The top of the cap also carries the “Swan” emblem. The nib is a Swan No.1” - 14ct. with a medium to slightly broad nib with some flex. A medium sized pen it measures 15.5cm with cap on barrel end and 12.5cm with cap. Condition is good with minimal age wear. An unusual and quite rare vintage fountain pen from an excellent manufacturer. It is suitable to either add to a collection or, with its smooth medium to slightly broad nib, to use as an everyday writer. All fountain pens are professionally serviced by Vintage Fountain Pens Inc. unless stated otherwise and bench tested prior to offering for sale. A further inspection is carried out before despatch. Filling instructions will be sent with your order. A gift box is available free of charge on request at checkout.


Hard Rubber Eternal 46

Stock number: 5638

 Hard Rubber Eternal 46

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Fine to Medium nib, Lever fill system.
Condition: Good
Colour: Hard Rubber
c1925

£255.00
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Price: £255.00
Postage and packing
U.K. via Royal Mail Special Delivery: £7.00
Europe via Royal Mail International Signed For: £10.00
Rest of World via Royal Mail International Signed For: £12.00
The postage and packing charge is per order not per item, so if you buy more than one item you pay only one postage and packing charge (see our terms). These costs will be added to your invoice at checkout. Please select UK, Europe or World delivery to ensure you pay the right amount.

 

This rare and substantial vintage fountain pen was manufactured by Mabie Todd & Co. Ltd. under the “Swan” brand name between 1924 and 1929. It forms part of the “Eternal” range introduced by MT&Co. to compete with Sheaffer’s “white dot” guarantee. The barrel and cap are made of hard rubber and it has the "Eternal" line addition of a gold fill ribbed broad cap lip band and slightly thinner ribbed band on the top of the cap. The “Swan” logo is also imprinted onto the very top of the cap. The gold fill ball clip on the cap states “Patent Jan 19 1915”. As you will see from the montage, the barrel imprint states “Swan self –filling pen Mabie Todd & Co. Ltd Made in England with the “Swan” trademark” The model number around the bottom of the barrel is “Eternal 46”. The large Eternal nib has a fine to medium point with the text Swan Eternal 6 14ct. Mabie Todd & Co. Ltd Made in England”. It is a large vintage fountain pen measuring 14.5 cm with cap on and 18.2cm with cap on barrel end. Condition is good, as with most hard rubber pens their colour changes over the years to this muted brown which is rather attractive. There is a small old ink stain on the top of the cap. An excellent, rare and large vintage pen which will grace any collection and is also suitable for everyday use. All fountain pens are professionally serviced by Vintage Fountain Pens Inc. and bench tested prior to offering for sale. A further inspection is carried out before despatch. A gift box is available free of charge on request at checkout


The postage and packing charge is per order not per item, so if you buy more than one item you pay only one postage and packing charge (see our terms). These costs will be added to your invoice at checkout. Please select UK, Europe or World delivery to ensure you pay the right amount.


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