Factory for Mabie Todd & Company Limited, Liverpool

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RIBApix ref no RIBA24538
Architect/DesignerLey Colbeck & Partners
Artist/PhotographerStewart Bale Ltd.
CountryUK: England
Subject Date1937
Image Date1937
StyleArt Deco
Library ReferenceAP54/86
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit Architectural Press Archive / RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: Mabie Todd & Company, famous for Swan pens and ink, began producing dip pens and mechanical pencils in New York City in the 1840s and took out its first fountain pen patent in 1878. A London office was opened in 1884 and the manufacture of pens in the UK began around 1909. The Company's prosperity declined after World War II and production ceased before the end of the 1950s.

Subject tags

factories, lettering, clocks, metal windows