Vintage Conway Stewart No.22 Floral Fountain Pen: 14k Broad Stub Nib

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Name: Conway Stewart No.22 Floral Fountain Pen
Maker: Conway Stewart, England, c1950s 
Colour: Floral Pattern with Grecian Gold Cap Band
Material: Casein / Gold Trim 
Nib: 14k Gold Conway Stewart Nib: Broad Stub Nib
Filling System: Lever Filled Fountain Pen 
Length: 129mm
Condition: RestoredExcellent

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.22 floral was made in very limited numbers, it is often claimed only 200 were ever made in a limited production run, but realistically there were likely around 2000 ever made. Nonetheless they are relatively rare indeed, and to find one in such condition rarer still. 

The pen comes boxed and full restored, ready to write, with this beautiful broad stub nib which writes smoothly on the page with good ink flow

The Nitty Gritty
There are no major imperfections to note, no chips splits or engravings. 
There are various areas of discolouration present on the pen notably on the rear of the barrel and in areas on the cap where the yellow has turned paler. There is also an ink stain on the seam of the barrel, (See last photo)

The discolouration to the casein is common on these pens and this does not detract from the delightful appearance of this rare pen 

Ink Recommendations

Organics Studio vintage ink series are ideal for use in vintage fountain pens. 

Measurements
Length capped: 129mm
Length posted: 154mm
Barrel length inc nib: 114mm
Cap length: 61mm
Barrel diameter: 11mm
Cap diameter: 12mm
Weight: 18gms

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