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Conway Stewart 100 - Comparisons.

100 conway stewart conway stewart 100 vintage comparisons #77 #58 58 duro

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#1 WhiteStarPens

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Posted 09 September 2020 - 14:44

Having just picked up my grail pen, I was astounded by its size and thought a post such as this would be a useful reference.

 

Take a look at the comparisons with a green Dinkie 540 (c.1950) and with its larger counterparts, a #77 (c.1958) , #58 (Red Herringbone c.1958 & Silver hatch c.1955) as well as with the c.1940s flat topped #1200 and the mighty Onoto Magna Classic (2019).

 

The heart-breather nib design suggests my pen is a first edition. The #100 was released to coincide with the Golden Jubilee of Conway Stewart in 1955. Later models featured one band, no bands and a Duro point with a circular breather hole, like the #77 and the Herringbone #58 you see here.

 

Please add to this post with your own comparisons, if not for the sake of usefulness then do it for the eye-candy!

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Edited by WhiteStarPens, 09 September 2020 - 14:51.

Sincerely yours,

W.S.P

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#2 Paul-in-SF

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Posted 10 September 2020 - 18:28

Here are a couple of pics of my 100 and my other favorite Conway Stewart, an 85L in what I think is a gorgeous finish (even though the wrapping seam is very visible). The nib on the 100 is a Medium Duro with a heart-shaped hole. 

 

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#3 WhiteStarPens

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Posted 10 September 2020 - 21:55

My first C.S was a rose & gold veined 85L - from there I never looked back! That's a very well preserved example, it brings the 100 back down to earth somehow.

Thanks for sharing!
Sincerely yours,

W.S.P





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