Size: Capped - 5 1/8 inches; posted - 6 1/8 inches.
A lovely glossy chocolate brown celluloid Swan Self-Filler pen. This pen is in very good condition with no noticeable surface scratches, chips or cracks; there is just a little plating wear to the upper surface of the pocket clip terminal, and some foxing and plating wear to the stem of the filling lever. The cap has a domed top. The pocket clip is gold filled with a ball at the bottom and the Swan logo imprinted at the shoulder. There is a single narrow gold filled band at the cap lip. The main barrel imprint is in excellent condition - deep and crisp, and still has a little of the original white infill. The filling lever is also gold filled and has the small circular end tab that is very much a Mabie Todd trademark. The nib is a repalcement Blackbird No. 1 - although also made by Mabie, Todd this nib would not have been fitted to this pen from new. It has an extra-fine width point.
I have fully serviced this pen. The nib writes very nicely with a wet and consistent extra-fine width line. It is a soft nib and will give some very attractive if understated line width variation from an extra-fine to a generous medium width with a little effort.