Swan fountain Pen and Stephen’s Self-filling pen boxes with accessories

Made:
1884-1930s
maker:
Mabie, Todd and Company Limited
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Swan fountain Pen and Stephen’s Self-filling pen boxes with accessories including: two pens, two wooden stoppers, one ‘B. S. Cohen’ wooden cylinder, one metal rectangle, two cork stoppers and one metal cylinder. Made by Mabie, Todd and Company Limited circa 1884-1930s.

Dip pens do not have internal reservoirs like most modern pens do, so the nib must be dipped into a bowl of ink to work. This pen is marketed as self-filling and seeks to solve the time consuming and messy need to dip your pen.

The Swan fountain pen began being manufactured by Mabie, Todd and Company in around 1884.

Details

Category:
Printing & Writing
Object Number:
2021-8
Materials:
cork, metal (unknown) and wood (unidentified)
type:
pens
taxonomy:
  • tools and equipment
  • equipment