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Mabie Todd (UK) Biro Blackbird Twist Filler (1950s) - Clear Demonstrator, 14k Stub Nib (Excellent, Restored)

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Blackbird Pen by Mabie Todd & Co. England in the 1950s. Clear demonstrator Biro Blackbird twist filler with a black section. 14k Blackbird nib is stubby and will give you nice line variability and expressive handwriting without having to worry about whether you're pushing the nib past its breaking flex point. Excellent restored condition.

SKU: 18378
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Type  lever filler fountain pen

Product Name  Blackbird (written on the nib and cap). This seems to be from the first generation after Biro bought Mabie Todd.

Manufacturer and Year  Mabie Todd Blackbird, England -- 1950s. Blackbird refers to the middle quality line of pens produced by Mabie Todd.

Length  5"

Filling System  Twist filler, restored with a new sac. It's like a button filler, except you compress the pressure bar by turning the knob under the blind cap.

Color   Clear demonstrator. The color has ambered a bit over time, but is still clear. 

Nib  14k "Blackbird" nib. It is stubby and will give you a nice fat downstroke with thin crossstrokes.  

Condition  Excellent condition. Microscratches, but overall the look is quite shiny. The clip and cap ring are in good shape, no brassing. The color is a bit ambered, but there's no sign of crystalization or internal cracking. 


Additional Info

Additional Info

SKU 18378
Condition Used
Maker Mabie Todd Swan
Type Fountain Pens


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