Vintage Conway Stewart No.76 Fountain Pen 14k Gold Semi Flex Nib

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Name: Conway Stewart No.76 Fountain Pen
Maker: Conway Stewart, England, c1950
Colour: Blue Herringbone / Gold Trim
Material: Celluloid / Gold Trim 
Nib: 14k Gold Conway Stewart No.5 Nib: Semi Flex Nib 
Filling System: Lever Filled Fountain Pen 
Length: 136mm 
Condition: Restored, 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 No.76 here in blue herringbone pattern is a beautiful full length fountain pen. A highly desirable pattern which standards out today as one of Conway Stewart's most zany and extravagant finishes. The pen is a full sized pen at 136mm, very well balanced with the option to post the cap to the barrel. for an extra long pen. The pen has been fully restored in house and is in excellent condition. The nib is a semi flex, offering line variation from a medium to a broad. At the time of writing we also have a green herringbone No.76 in stock. 

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

Very minor brassing to the gold cap band, the hard rubber section is a little discoloured and there are some tiny signs of surface wear on the barrel, but overall a superb shiny example, fully restored and ready to write. The imprint is legible but not strikingly bold, but nonetheless clear

Writing
The nib is a gorgeous Conway Stewart no.5 nib, which writes with good ink flow and a little feedback. A nice semi flex with Line variation from a medium to a broad. 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: 136mm
Length posted: 159mm
Barrel length inc nib: 123mm
Cap length: 67mm
Barrel diameter: 11mm
Cap diameter: 12mm

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