Vintage Summit S.160 Fountain Pen: 14k Gold Fine Semi Flex Nib

£145.00

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Name: Vintage Summit S.160 Fountain Pen
Maker: Made in England, c1940 
Colour: Black
Material: Acrylic 
Nib: SUMMIT 14k Gold Nib - Fine Semi Flex Nib 
Filling System: Lever Filler
Length: 132mm 
Condition: NOS, Near Mint

The Story 
Summit pens have a complex history, which can be traced back to Kay & Co a liverpool based pen company producing pens in the late 1800s,, through to Curzon Ltd who produced SUMMIT pens from the late 1920's onwards, and subsequently changed their name to Summit Pens Ltd, Summit's being their best known models.

Summit Ltd ceased pen production in 1955. Summit are known for their well built lever filled pens which often carry reliable branded 14k gold nibs. 

This particular model is the S.160, a New Old Stock edition which has hardly ever been used. We have conservatively restored it with a new ink sac so it is ready to write, but otherwise it is as it was new in the 1940s. A beautifully preserved example with a 14k gold semi flex nib which writes a fine line and can produce a broad line on the downstroke. A wonderful piece of writing history 

The Nitty Gritty
There are no major imperfections to note, no chips cracks or engravings

The pen has only the lightest sings of wear, brassing to the gold trim, and the lever bar has a slight depression in the middle, nothing that affects its operation and otherwise a mint example

Recommendations
Recommended for everyday use, calligraphy, greeting cards, signatures, journaling, and all forms of appropriate use. 

Why not pair with a bottle of Organics Studio Ink - one of the vintage range would suit this pen very well! 

Measurements:
Length Capped: 132mm
Length Uncapped: 123mm
Section Diameter: 10mm
Barrel Diameter: 11mm
Cap Diameter: 12mm

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