Jump to content

The Fountain Pen Network uses (functional) cookies. Read the FPN Privacy Policy for more info.  To remove this message, please click here to accept the use of cookies


Registration on the Fountain Pen Network

Dearest Visitor of the little Fountain Pen Nut house on the digital prairie,

Due to the enormous influx of spammers, it is no longer possible to handle valditions in the traditional way. For registrations we therefore kindly and respectfully request you to send an email with your request to our especially created email address. This email address is register at fountainpennetwork dot com. Please include your desired user name, and after validation we will send you a return email containing the validation key, normally wiithin a week.

Thank you very much in advance!
The FPN Admin Team






Photo

Mabie Todd Swan Eternal 46 C1920S


6 replies to this topic

#1 PenHero

PenHero

    Sheaffer Collector

  • FPN Super Moderators

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,956 posts
  • Location:Raleigh, NC
  • Flag:

Posted 13 July 2017 - 22:31

Hi, Folks!

 
This is a first generation New York Mabie Todd Swan Eternal, size 46, the second largest.  ETN and 46 are stamped on the barrel end.
 
SwanEternal46_1280_01.jpg
 
There are six sizes of the first generation US made Mabie Todd Swan Eternals, from largest to smallest:  48, 46, 44, 54, and 54 ringtop and 54 slim ringtop.  The black hard rubber pen is 5 1/2 inches long with the cap on and has a huge Number 6 nib.  The cap top has an inlaid mother of pearl swan logo.
 
I can't pin down the date precisely as I don't have the catalog information.
 
Any other first generation Eternals out there?
 
Thanks!
 


Sponsored Content

#2 MarcShiman

MarcShiman

    Inspiring Discovery

  • FPN Mabie Todd Group Moderators

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 938 posts
  • Location:United States

Posted 14 July 2017 - 17:32

There are two other models: the 56 and the 58 - vest pocket size pens with huge nibs.

 

The British Eternal Swans were virtually identical, but used a different numbering scheme. rather than 48, 46, and 44, there was the 844, 644, and 444 in "a" and "b" lengths, the "b" length being the pocket size.

 

I've seen 844b and 644b in both BHR and MHR, but I've only seen a 56 (American) in MHR. It doesn't mean there weren't American 58's in black or MHR, I've just never seen them.



#3 LOGAN

LOGAN

    Inky Preacher

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 904 posts
  • Location:in the mountains.
  • Flag:

Posted 14 July 2017 - 17:56

I've never owned a MT pen, but I must say that this pen is striking. 



#4 penmanila

penmanila

    Vacumaniac

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,264 posts
  • Location:Manila/San Diego
  • Flag:

Posted 14 July 2017 - 21:07

I have a Swan Eternal 58--a true sumgai find from almost 20 years ago, found in a flea market in Manila for what today would be $10:

 

3079234951_c4395f0881_b.jpg

 

3079242003_dce2beb6f7_o.jpg

 

I also had a woodgrain 46 but sold it (it wasn't in the best shape). but i have kept a black 44 (had two of these and sold one too):

 

5918881622_8a70032fcd_b.jpg

 

5928791793_debb5a6cee_b.jpg


Check out my blog and my pens


#5 FredRydr

FredRydr

    Have Pen. Will Travel.

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,513 posts
  • Location:Pennsylvania USA
  • Flag:

Posted 25 July 2017 - 02:09

Goodness!  Size does matter.  What a beautiful pen!

 

I passed up a 48 and a 46 (neither as nice as yours) for a nice mottled 44 with a fantastic stub nib, all for sale by the same collector.  I have a spare Eternal No. 4 flex nib for it, but I doubt I'll ever install it because I like the Eternal stub so much.

 

Fred



#6 penmanila

penmanila

    Vacumaniac

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,264 posts
  • Location:Manila/San Diego
  • Flag:

Posted 26 July 2017 - 15:32

thanks, fred. i've seen 44s come up on ebay every now and then so that flex #4 might yet find a new home ;)


Check out my blog and my pens


#7 mitto

mitto

    Ancient Artifact

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 11,276 posts
  • Flag:

Posted 29 July 2017 - 09:43

Wow, such beautiful pens! I need to have some of these.
Khan M. Ilyas



Reply to this topic



  




Sponsored Content




|