Today we discuss the restoration of the Mabie Todd Swan #42. There is signficant damage done to the nib but all is not lost – read on. Ive made a decision to limit blog postings to under 650 words.
Next up – Opinion piece on Rehab vs Restore vs Refurb – oh my!
From the blog
In the land of vintage pen restoration, not all pen restoration is performed the same way. The bottom line becomes is the restoration age appropriate or was the intent to make the pen as good as new.
Mabie Todd cleans up well, but clearly shows signs of abuse and I’ll treatment…. Read on
This Mabie Todd Swan is really a fascinating story, one with more twists and turns than a bowl of spaghetti. I am calling it a “ Frankenpen” read on and find out why.
Hi, I bought my first fountain pen in 2007, soon after Waterman Hemisphere became my pen of choice until the pandemic when i discovered vintage pens. I now exclusively use a 1928 Duofold Jr.. Read more