Vintage Conway Stewart No.76 Fountain Pen 14k Gold Semi Flex Nib

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Name: Conway Stewart No.76 Fountain Pen
Maker: Conway Stewart, England, c1950
Colour: Green Herringbone / Gold Trim
Material: Celluloid / Gold Trim 
Nib: 14k Gold Conway Stewart No.5 Nib: Semi Flex Nib 
Filling System: Lever Filled Fountain Pen 
Length: 136mm 
Condition: Restored, Excellent

The Story 
Conway Stewart was started in the UK in 1905 by Frank Jarvis and Thomas Howard Garner, in a small first floor office in Paternoster Row London. They initially sold pens made up of parts that they bought in from other manufacturers. , During The 'Golden Years' between the 1920’s and 1940’s Conway Stewart enjoyed a lofty reputation as the premium British brand and produced some of their best designs during this period. The long lasting 14 carat gold Duro nibs are an integral part of their success along with their beautiful colour schemes and finishes. 

The Conway Stewart No.76 here in green herringbone pattern is a marvel on the eyes. A highly desirable retro pattern which standards out today as one of Conway Stewart's most zany and extravagant finishes. The pen is a full sized pen at 136mm, very well balanced with the option to post the cap to the barrel. The pen has been fully restored in house and is in excellent condition. The nib is a classic semi flex, offering line variation from a fine to a broad. Not to be missed!

The Nitty-Gritty 
There are no major imperfections to note, no chips splits or engravings. 

Very minor brassing and wear to the gold cap band, and some tiny signs of surface wear, but overall a superb shiny example, fully restored and ready to write. 

Writing
The nib is a gorgeous Conway Stewart no.5 nib, which writes with good ink flow and very little feedback. A true semi flex with Line variation from a fine to a broad. 

Ink Recommendations
Check out wonderful range of Organics Studio vintage inks, specifically designed for use in vintage pens. 

Measurements
Length capped: 136mm
Length posted: 159mm
Barrel length inc nib: 123mm
Cap length: 67mm
Barrel diameter: 11mm
Cap diameter: 12mm

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