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Mabie Todd Dip Pen - Pearl Holder, Flexible Extra Fine A W Faber New York Gold Nib (Superior in Box, Works Well)

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A little under 6" long dip pen holder made by Mabie Todd & Co. with gold nib. The nib is a flexible extra fine made by A W Faber and marked A W Faber New York. The holder is a narrow pearlescent holder with a tapered end and a gold filled section. Superior condition in box.
SKU: 16176
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Type  dip pen holder with nib

Product Name The holder is marked Mabie Todd & Co. No. 3

Manufacturer and Year Mabie Todd & Co., USA -- Late 1800s or early 1900s.

Length  5-7/8" with nib installed.

Filling System  Dip pen and holder with no ink reservoir. You dip the nib into ink and write.

Color  Pearlescent handle. It tapers towards the end and has a patterned gold filled gripping portion.

Nib  Extra Fine Flexible A W Faber New York #2 nib. It isn't marked as such, but we are confident that it is a gold nib. The tipping looks nice and the tines are extra soft. See the writing sample below. The nib is a little bit toothy but we wanted to protect the remaining tipping as much as possible. It has excellent hairlines. We used dip pen ink for the writing sample. Fountain pen ink was too thin to properly show off the line variation the nib is capable of.

Condition  Superior condition. The handle looks great with no chips. The handle has no marks and there is little brassing on the gold filled holder. The holder ships in a long latched case. The latch is not loose and the box stays closed well.


Additional Info

Additional Info

SKU 16176
Condition Used
Maker Mabie Todd Swan
Type Other


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