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
Condition: Restored, Excellent
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
Organics Studio vintage ink series are ideal for use in vintage fountain pens.
Length capped: 129mm
Length posted: 154mm
Barrel length inc nib: 114mm
Cap length: 61mm
Barrel diameter: 11mm
Cap diameter: 12mm