The Swan Pen

Mabie Todd in England: 1880-1960

 

Chpt   1 - 1880-1886:   

Mabie Todd & Bard and the Calligraphic Pen

 

Chpt   2 - 1887-1899:   

The Swan and the Cygnet

 

Chpt   3 - 1900-1906:   

An Expanding Range

 

Chpt   4 - 1907-1913:   

A Change of Name, the Blackbird and Rapid Growth

 

Chpt   5 - 1914-1919:   

A Change of Ownership and the Great War

 

Chpt   6 - 1920-1929:   

The First Lever-Fillers, Fyne Poynt Pencils and Coloured Plastics

 

Chpt   7 - 1930-1934:   

The Swan Leverless

 

Chpt   8 - 1935-1939:   

The Swan Visofil

 

Chpt   9 - 1940-1947:   

War and Post-War - the Blitz, Restrictions, Rationing and the Ballpen

          

Chpt 10 - 1948-1951:   

A Public Company

 

Chpt 11 - 1952-1957:   

Biro Swan and the Golden Swan

 

Chpt 12 - 1958-1960s:

The Last Days

 

Appendix I: 

Tables from 1900 US Census

 

Appendix II: 

WW Stewart Patents

 

Appendix III: 

Other US Patents

 

Appendix IV: 

British Patents

 

Appendix V: 

Catalogue c1930?

 

Appendix VI: 

“At the Sign of The Swan”

 

Appendix VII:

Colours and Colour Codes

 

Appendix VIII:

Cracking the Model Numbering System

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