Vintage Conway Stewart No.58 Fountain Pen 14k Gold Semi Flex Nib

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Name: Vintage Conway Stewart No.58 Fountain Pen 
Maker: Conway Stewart, England, c1950's 
Colour: Green Marbled Cross Hatch 
Material: Celluloid / Gold Trim  
Nib: 14k Conway Stewart Nib - Semi Flex 
Filling System: Lever Filler 
Length: 129mm 
Condition: Serviced, 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 58 all time classic. At a trifle under 13cm in length and 12mm in width it is a very well proportioned pen. Triple gold cap rings adorn the cap whose clips is accented with the CS badge. The finish is stunning and very well preserved. The nib is a classic semi flex, offering line variation from a fine to a broad +. Lovely! 

 

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

The pen is in excellent condition, however the lever bar does have some brassing and so too the top of the cap clip. Otherwise minor signs of wear are present but nonetheless the pen is a very clean and well presented example. 

Writing
The nib is a gorgeous Conway Stewart 58 semi flex, original to the pen, which writes with good ink flow and ample amounts of flex. Do take a look at the writing sample in the photo gallery! 

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

Measurements
Length capped: 129mm
Length posted: 161mm
Barrel length inc nib: 116mm
Cap length: 60mm
Barrel diameter: 12mm
Cap diameter: 13mm

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