We always have one of the largest collection of Vintage Mabie todd fountain pens available on the net
One of the longest-lived makers of writing equipment, Mabie Todd & Co. began producing dip pens and mechanical pencils in New York City in the 1840s. Gold nibs were added to the line through an association with Bard Brothers. Mabie Todd & Bard (as the firm was then known) took out its first fountain pen patent in 1878, and over the next decades its constant innovation put it at the forefront of quality fountain pen manufacture.
Export to the UK began early, and a London office was opened in 1884. Manufacture of pens in the UK began around 1909, and by 1915 the UK side of the business had become so dominant that it bought out the original New York firm. Manufacture continued in the USA on a steadily diminishing scale throughout the interwar years.
By 1927 the Company were producing beautiful Early Plastic Pens and this trend continued through the 30’s. Some of the most beautiful and highly collectable examples were made during this period. A Limited Post war product range appeared Post war with the company producing less elaborate plain colour pens in the very stylish torpedo shape.
By the 50’s, this once prolific producer of fine quality writing Instruments, went the same way as all the rest falling victim to the ballpoint pen.
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MABIE TODD SWANS
Mabie Todd Swan SF2 in Chased Black Hard Rubber with gold filled trim. In remarkable absolute Mint Unused Condition. Lever fill. Advertising Engraving “Compliments J Ellis Brown Ltd “The Coffee” Fitted with the original 14kt gold, semi flex medium tipped nib . Rare to find in this condition
Mabie Todd Swan Minor No. 2/ 60 in Chased Black with Nickel Silver trim. In Remarkable MINT Unused condition in original packaging and box. Lever fill. Fitted with the original 14kt gold, full flex medium tipped nib giving a wonderful writing style . Extremely Rare to find in this condition
Mabie Todd Swan Leverless L470/60 in Black with gold filled trim and solid 18kt gold band. In Nr MINT Condition but with some brassing to clip. In Original Box. Band fully hallmarked and dated 1934. Fitted with the original 14kt gold semi flex medium to fine tipped nib.
Mabie Todd Fyne Poynt Pencil in Gold fill. . In Perfect Condition. Measures 104 mm long
Mabie Todd Swan 3242 in Pearl Blue and Black Marble with gold fill trim. In Perfect condition but with a small amount of pitting on the lever. Fitted with the original 14kt gold semi flex medium tipped nib.
Mabie Todd Swan 6145 in Pearl Grey and Black Marble with gold fill trim. In Perfect Near MINT condition . Fitted with the original, Medium to Broad Stub italic 14kt gold, semi flex nib, giving a wonderful writing style
MABIE TODD BLACKBIRDS
Early Blackbird Eyedropper in Black Hard Rubber. In Perfect condition. Fitted with the original 14kt gold superb full flex medium tipped nib giving a wonderful writing style.
Blackbird Lever fill in Pearl Green Marble with Nickel Silver Trim. This pen is in remarkable MINT condition. Fitted with the original 14kt gold superb semi flex medium tipped nib
Blackbird Lever fill in Black with Gold filled trim. In Perfect condition but with some brassing to clip & Lever. Fitted with the original 14kt gold superb semi flex medium tipped nib
Blackbird 5241 in Pearl Green Marble with Nickel Silver trim. This pen is in remarkable MINT Unused condition with original Price Ticket. Lever fill . Fitted with the original 14kt gold superb semi flex broad tipped nib giving a wonderful writing style
Blackbird Fyne Poynt Pencil in Pearl Green Marble with Nickel Silver Trim. Mint condition – matches above.
MABIE TODD SWALLOWS
RARE Mabie Todd Swallow Junior in Green and Black Marble with gold filled trim. Lever fill In Near MINT Condition. Fitted with the original 14kt gold Semi flex medium tipped Nib