8329 - Swan (Mabie Todd) Visofil Fountain Pen in Russet and Jade Marble, c.1935. Medium Semi Flex FIVE STAR Nib.
Out of stock.
Make: Swan (Mabie Todd & Co.)
Dates from (approx): 1935
Cap Finish: Russet and Jade Marble
Barrel Finish: Russet and Jade Marble
Overall Length: 125mm
Filling Type: Pump Filler
Nib: 14ct gold, No.2 Medium Semi Flex.
The Visofil range was introduced by Mabie Todd in response to competition from the Parker Vacumatic. The Visofil uses a similar diaphragm based system which works very well (better than the vac in my opinion). This pen has been fully serviced and it now fills and writes very nicely. The Visofil pens have a large ink capacity, an advantage which is often overlooked.
The imprint on the barrel is clear and legible and the pen is in good condition overall with only minor wear marks. The plating to the clip and cap ring is quite worn in places.
The No.2 Medium writes smoothly with a light flex which is always nice to have.