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Mabie Todd Identification Help Please


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I could use some help. I'm having difficulty IDing a Mabie Todd NY, flat top, wide cap band, lever fill. No model # on barrel end. Nib has heart breather, "SWAN 14ct Mabie Todd & Co made in USA" barrel has a light imprint. SWAN Self Fill Pen, MABIE TODD& Co NEW YORK Pats Jan 23.34 May 23.13 Pat. P3"

4.75" capped 4" uncapped.

Thanks in advance for your help.

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I sort of question whether the cap really belongs to that pen. I've never seen a Mabie Todd with that style clip or capband.

 

The pen itself doesn't really =have a name, its a model near the end of Mabie Todd's US life. Its a 1930's pen. In the 30's, Mabie Todd made all sorts of versions of Swan, none of them advertised as far as I can find.

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Thanks for your reply. I think you're right. The clip doesn't have a swan imprint like many of these do. Thanks for your help! 👍

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Late post.... But this style cap appears on some strange brown striped Swan pens that crop up on ebay.

 

Here is a current auction

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1938-SWAN-MABIE-TODD-BROWN-MARBLED-STRIPED-FOUNTAIN-PEN-/321710092414?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4ae76a707e

 

And a second one, as chance would have it.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/MABIE-TODD-SWAN-SELF-FILLING-PEN-BROWN-PEARL-STRIPED-BLK-GOLD-LF-GFT-c38-/331212692890?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4d1dd09d9a

 

So the clip and cap appear correct.

 

The design seems to be late, and the second listing says "made in USA" on nib. Maybe late US production after the company became English? I am a big Swan fan - as you can see from my picture.

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Just seeing this now - but you are right, that is the same design as a few others I have, just I've never seen it in black.

 

Love the tangerine swan in your collection on the far left.

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Marc,

I can't get the grin off my face after seeing the picture on the MT Project Facebook page. Just Wow.

 

Here is a link with pics of most of my Swans. Just scroll down a bit and you will see the pictures. If any seem to be of any help, I can take good pictures and send them to you or post on FB.

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php/topic/288047-enough-interest-in-mabie-todd-swan-or-otherwise/

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Go and post - lets get the pictures out of the American Swans. So much literature on British ones, not enough on the Americans. You have some fabulous pens.

 

I should have made it a group - as a page, its a pain for other people to post. But I can create a post that you reply to, just tell me the category.

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