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 Swan Safety and the Blackbird

 

Chpt   5 - 1914-1919:   

A Change of Ownership and the Great War

 

Chpt   6 - 1920-1929:   

The First Lever-Fillers, Fyne Poynt Pencils, the Swan Eternal 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 Advent of the Ballpen

          

Chpt 10 - 1948-1951:   

A Public Company and the Swan Calligraph

 

Chpt 11 - 1952-1957:   

Biro Swan and the Golden Swan

 

Chpt 12 - 1958-1960s:

The Last Days

 

Appendix I: 

WW Stewart US Patent Extracts

 

Appendix II: 

Mabie Todd & Bard/Mabie Todd & Co/Mabie Todd & Co Ltd -

Some British Patents 1888 - 1929

 

Appendix III: 

Mabie Todd & Co Ltd - Some British Patents 1930 - 1956

 

Appendix IV: 

Mabie Todd & Bard/Mabie Todd & Co/Mabie Todd & Co Ltd -

British Registered Design Numbers 1897 - 1934

 

Appendix V: 

At the Sign of The Swan

 

Appendix VI: 

Mabie Todd Colours and Colour Numbers 1927 - 1950

 

Appendix VII:

Stages in the Manufacture of a 14ct Gold Nib

 

Appendix VIII:

Mabie Todd & Co Ltd Catalogue, c1931

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