Mabie Todd (1843 – 1957) was the sucesor of Bard Bross that had started in 1843 in New York city making gold pen points and pen point holders. In 1873 was reformed to Mabie Todd & Bard Co and by 1880 were producing stylographic pens. In 1884 opened an office in England. In 1919 the company was sold to a Group in Great Britain. Most of the pens produced before 1920 were manufactured in New York city gradually diminishing up to 1938 when the American manufacturing division was closed down. In Great Britain the manufactured Swan pens became the “pens of the British Empire”. The British company finally ceased production in 1957.
The Eternal line was the contribution of Mabie Todd to the lifetime warranted pens. A slightly less expensive pens than the Swan were the Swallow and the Blackbird.
The pens manufactured by Mabie Todd were of incredible high quality, their works in gold and silver comparable to the metal work of Tiffany.

Mabie Todd Swan Leverless pen 1060, England, c. 1945, jet black, ball end clip with Swan logo, triple cap bands, imprint Swan on the grip section and on the feeder, on the barrel crisp imprint Swan Leverless pen Pat Nº 390585 Mabie Todd & Co Ltd Made in England Trade Mark, and  transversely 1060, twist filler, huge nib imprint  Swan 4 14 Ct Mabie Todd, smooth fine flexible point, length capped 5 3/8“ , diameter ½”. Minor plating wear on the clip ball, no notorious wear on the cap bands. Excellent. #1431 $USD 200

Mabie Todd, England, c. 1940, Swan self filler, chocolate color celluloid, doble ring cap band, gold filled lever, bands and clip, scarce metallic screw for cap,14 kt solid gold Swan nib, imprint Swan 2 14 Ct Mabie Todd & Co Ltd, fine flexible point, on the barrel imprint the Swan logo Trade Mark and “Swan” self-filler Mabie Todd & Co Ltd, Made in England Pat Nº 575.341, and lever filler, length capped 5”, scarce colour and metallic barrel screw, nib with great line width variation, excellent condition. #3096 $USD 130

Mabie Todd Blackbird, England, c. 1940´s, light blue and black marble celluloid, Blackbird logo imprint on the clip, Blackbird on the upper part of the cap, the section and the feeder, on the barrel the blackbird logo and crisp imprint “Blackbird” self filling pen Mabie Todd & Co Ltd Made in England, solid 14 Ct gold nib imprint Blackbird 14 Ct MT&Co Ltd Made in England, fine semiflexible point, lever filler. Length capped 4 13/16”, posted just below 6”, excellent. #2100 $USD130

Swan self filler, England, c. 1940, blueish gray and black marble, chrome plated cap band, lever and clip, Swan logo on the clip, original solid gold Swan nib, imprint Swan 2 14 Ct Mabie Todd & Co Ltd, flexible fine point, on the barrel imprint the Swan logo Trade Mark and “Swan” self-filler Mabie Todd & Co Ltd, Made in England, lever filler, length capped 5”, posted just above 6¨,  rare colour, excellent condition #2197 $USD 130

Mabie Todd Blackbird, England, c. 1940´s, jet black, Blackbird logo imprint on the clip, Blackbird on the upper part of the cap and the section, on the barrel the blackbird logo and crisp imprint “Blackbird” self filling pen Mabie Todd & Co Ltd Made in England, solid 14 Ct gold nib imprint Blackbird 14 Ct MT&Co Ltd Made in England, medium flexible point, lever filler. Length capped just below 5”, posted 6 1/8”, very good to excellent. #2148 $USD 90