Mabie Todd Swan L205/62


In all the years and many hundreds of Swans that have passed through my hands this is undoubtedly the best one so far!  It is a Leverless L205/62 which is Wine And Silver, further described as red, greenish silver and gold.  It truly is an outstanding pattern, a wine-dark sea (to quote Homer) of red with islands of silver floating therein and the odd unexpected splash of gold.
There’s not a lot more to say about it.  The pen was made in about 1927.  It has a number 2 Eternal nib.  Other than that, I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves.



About goodwriterspens
I restore fountain pens, and used to trade as redripple52 in eBay. I also have my own fountain pen sales website,

5 Responses to Mabie Todd Swan L205/62

  1. Paul says:

    Wonderful – and fascinating too.

    I have never seen any Swan with a washer clip!


    • For a time I would have said no such thing existed but then I came across the occasional one. They are not common. I don’t know why but it appears that Mabie Todd turned against the idea.

  2. cybaea says:

    That is a really lovely pen! Congratulations on the find.

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