Name: Conway Stewart No.100 Fountain Pen
Maker: Conway Stewart, England, c1954
Colour: Black / Gold
Material: Celluloid / Gold Trim
Nib: 14k Gold Conway Stewart DURO Nib: Medium Flex Nib
Filling System: Lever Filled Fountain Pen
Condition: Restored, Very Good
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 100 was a flagship pen of the 1950s for Conway Stewart, released in 1954 it was one of their best sellers, renowned for its classic design, which holds up true today as a full sized girthy pen with a large DURO nib, the pen has been restored in house and is in very good condition and comes in its original case.
There are no major imperfections to note, no chips splits or engravings.
There are some marks and micro-scratches where the cap meets the barrel and one or two marks to the barrel and cap, but the pen is a very clean example, imprints are legible and crisp, there is a touch of wear to the lever bar, but the pen writes beautifully
The nib is a gorgeous large DURO nib, 14k gold and it performs beautifully. Unlike many DURO nibs which are on the firm side, this is a soft, medium nib with a good degree of flex to it, perhaps not a full semi flex, but it offers ample line variation and is very smooth on the page.
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Length capped: 138mm
Length posted: 169mm
Barrel length inc nib: 125mm
Cap length: 59mm
Barrel diameter: 12.5mm
Cap diameter: 13mm