Vintage blackbird 5244 mabie todd fountain pen. Lever-filler made in england c. The finish is in a rose marbled pattern. The pen is in "excellent" condition. Fully serviced re-sac'd & working.
The cap is in excellent condition highlighted with "blackbird" at the top and a nickel plated "ball-end" clip in place very securely. The clip is in nice condition & it shines up beautifully and has the blackbird icon etching. There are no cracks or breaks. The cap tightens and posts nice and securely to the barrel.
The "high quality" replacement 14 ct gold "semi-flexible", medium/fine tipped nib is in excellent condition with plenty of iridium on show. The feed has the "authentic" blackbird "highlighted" imprint and the section is in excellent condition too, again with the "blackbird" imprint. The barrel is in beautiful condition. It has a clear barrel imprint.The nickel plated lever works well and is again, in excellent condition. No wear showing to the plating. The model no, 5244 is etched at the base. The pen has been fully- serviced, re-sac'd and finally given a light polish. Filled for a writing test and flushed clean.
It is in perfect working condition. Overall, a very collectable and very usable example of a "mabie todd" fountain pen. With a very nice semi-flexible gold nib. Showing only light wear commensurate with careful usage considering it's great age.Pen size is 13 cm capped and 15.9 cm posted. This item is made of gold nib.