Vintage Summit S.175 Snake Skin Fountain Pen: 14k Gold Broad Flex Nib

£195.00

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Name: Vintage Summit S.175 Fountain Pen
Maker: Made in England, c1950 
Colour: Snake Skin Grey / Gold
Material: Celluloid / Gold Trim
Nib: Summit 14k Gold Nib - Broad Flex Nib 
Filling System: Lever Filler
Length: 134mm 
Condition: Restored, 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.175, the top of the line flagship SUMMIT pen, produced in the 1940's, soon after the second world war. The pen was turned from a single bar of celluloid in a beautiful grey 'lizard skin' or snakeskin finish. 

The nib is a 14k Gold large Summit nib, which writes a juicy and fairly wet broad line and has a small degree of flex to it, do checkout the writing sample. An A* nib on a gorgeous pen, fully restored by Grand Vision Pens 

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 is some minor brassing to the clip and lever bar but overall a very well preserved pen in near mint condition

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: 134mm
Length Uncapped: 121mm
Section Diameter: 9mm
Barrel Diameter: 11mm
Cap Diameter: 12mm

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