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A Conway Stewart pen from the past


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#1 Mary Burke

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Posted 14 April 2007 - 01:21

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#2 Mary Burke

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Posted 18 April 2007 - 22:59

And here are pictures from the factory and workers from the 1950s.


Conway Stewart Factory post blitz


Co-founder Frank Jarvis


Co-founder Tommy Garner




Conway Stewart showroom 1928

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Posted 27 April 2007 - 00:30

rolleyes.gif Lovely pen... someday I would like to find a similar one. Of the vintage Conways I like the older ones the best. Is this one from the 1930's??

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Posted 27 April 2007 - 00:43

Wow, wonderful example and amazing pictures! Thanks for the post!
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Posted 27 April 2007 - 08:05

QUOTE(221bbakerst @ Apr 27 2007, 01:30 AM) View Post
rolleyes.gif Lovely pen... someday I would like to find a similar one. Of the vintage Conways I like the older ones the best. Is this one from the 1930's??


Mary will have to tell you the model number, it could be a Duro 2M but without knowing the length you can't tell from the picture. The two narrow cap bands and one piece, 'no knurling' cap would tend to date the pen quite closely to 1928 or 1929. Earlier than this it would probably have had a single broad cap band, later than this it would have had the knurled removable cap end / inner cap.

The pre-war vintage CS are undoubtedly the most interesting!

Andy






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