Vintage Summit S.175 Fountain Pen: 14k Gold Fine Flex Nib
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Name: Vintage Summit S.175 Fountain Pen
Maker: Made in England, c1950
Colour: Grey / Gold
Material: Acrylic / Gold Trim
Nib: Summit 14k Gold Nib - Fine Flex Nib
Filling System: Lever Filler
Condition: Serviced, Excellent
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.175, the top of the line flagship SUMMIT pen, produced in the 1940's, soon after the second world war. The pen has been wonderfully preserved and comes boxed in its original Summit pens case, with instructions included.
The nib is a fine 14k Gold large Summit nib, which writes a fine line and has a small degree of flex to it, with a little pressure it flexes just enough to provide lovely characterful writing.
The Nitty Gritty
There are no major imperfections to note, no chips cracks or engravings.
The rubber cap tassie is a little discoloured and there are some lines where the cap meets the barrel, but overall a very well preserved pen in excellent condition. fully serviced and ready to write.
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!
Length Capped: 134mm
Length Uncapped: 121mm
Section Diameter: 9mm
Barrel Diameter: 11mm
Cap Diameter: 12mm