Do you remember the “Starling” pen? I wrote about it on August 24, 2013, back here http://wp.me/p17T6K-Kf. At that time, I was convinced that it was not a Mabie Todd pen because it didn’t look like that company’s output and didn’t have a barrel imprint that stated Mabie Todd as is invariably the case.
Well, I was wrong and it wasn’t invariable. Despite not having a Mabie Todd imprint, the pen was made by that company. I know for sure because a reader of this blog kindly provided me with a “Starling” box.
It doesn’t give much away. It just states The “Starling” Pen Made in England by Mabie Todd and Co Ltd.