Name: Conway Stewart No.388 Fountain Pen
Maker: Conway Stewart, England, c1950
Colour: Black / Gold Trim
Material: Acrylic / Gold Trim
Nib: 14k Gold Conway Stewart Nib: Semi Flex
Filling System: Lever Filled Fountain Pen
Condition: Excellent, Serviced
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.388 is a well proportioned and slender pen, in classic black / gold trim with a soft medium nib, which is on the finer side of medium and is a delightful writer.
There are no major imperfections to note, no chips splits or engravings.
The pen has some minor surface wear on the barrel and the clip is not flush to the cap. Otherwise it has been very well preserved
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Length capped: 127mm
Length posted: 156mm
Barrel length inc nib: 117mm
Cap length: 61mm
Barrel diameter: 10.5mm
Cap diameter: 11mm