Nib: "Swan" Eternal #2 14ct, Mabiie.Todd
Swan, Self-Filler , Black, G/E trim, two narrow bands on cap. Made in England
Mabie Todd's flagship pen was the Swan Leverless, which used an elegantly simple twist-filling mechanism, patented in 1932.
The sac was compressed by being wrung out by an internal entangling bar, attached to a knob at the end of the barrel. Turning the knob counterclockwise emptied the sac; turning it back clockwise then allowed the sac to straighten out and fill.
1873 The company was reformed as Mabie Todd and Bard, and continued to offer a wide range of top quality pens, pencils, and accessories of innovative design. ... 1890s Production of Swan fountain pens appears to have begun by 1890; Swan overlay eyedroppers were among the most beautiful and ornate pens of their era.