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@ Cob: thank you.

 

You have a good hand, and I think that is a very nice flex nib there...

 

 

D.ick

Thank you.

 

Yes it's quite nice - though some of the Swans and my Pitman's Fono have more flex.

 

Rgds

 

Cob

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My feeling is that your pen pre dates Conway's although it might have been made for them. I have a WH Smith pen (not the one mentioned earlier) just like it sans the gold band. My guess it that it is pre first world war, so may have been made by George Shand who supplied pens to Conway's, but also to others.

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My feeling is that your pen pre dates Conway's although it might have been made for them. I have a WH Smith pen (not the one mentioned earlier) just like it sans the gold band. My guess it that it is pre first world war, so may have been made by George Shand who supplied pens to Conway's, but also to others.

Thanks very much for the information. I looked up George Shand and came up with this interesting thread to which I see you also contributed. The syringe filler featured there is similar to mine but of course without the gold bit and a different pattern on the barrel.

 

One odd thing - to me at least - is that the nib on my pen is stamped "Warranted Solid Gold" a choice of wording I have not seen elsewhere. ( I have and have had some very old pens - some probably pre-1910: an Ormiston & Glass "The Camel"; a Pento eye-dropper, a Swan 300 eye-dropper and i still have my Swan 1500.)

 

Cob

 

Edit: sorry I left out the link - now corrected.

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Today I used my Churchill combo, and my 100 Poinsettia. Two marvelous writers, one of which Luciano Pavarotti tried to wheedle away from me....

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My new favorite Conway Stewart! My Britannia with MI nib.

 

I have tried to photograph but have yet to get one that does the pen justice. The Sterling Silver just reflects to much light.

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Churchill Excalibur with Diamine Emerald. They seem to like each other.

Still need to work a little on that nib but my tools are in still in boxes from the move.

I am no longer very active on FPN but feel free to message me. Or send me a postal letter!

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Vintage 58 Cracked Ice - lovely pen, considerably smaller than I was anticipating (my fault, of course, as the dimensions are easy to find on the internet!). Really would like to try a 100, which would appear to be comparable in length the Parker 51 and Sheaffer PFM (two of my favourite vintage pens).

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Do these count?

 

CS 479 cracked. Not cracked ice, just plain cracked. As...in half. :huh:

CS 70 - just got it and have it disassembled for repair

 

Waiting on:

CS 27 for repair

CS 36

 

I may get my CS 57 out again when some of the pens I'm using run dry.

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Do these count?

 

CS 479 cracked. Not cracked ice, just plain cracked. As...in half. :huh:

CS 70 - just got it and have it disassembled for repair

 

Waiting on:

CS 27 for repair

CS 36

 

I may get my CS 57 out again when some of the pens I'm using run dry.

Haha, that got a giggle and I nearly lost my mouthful of tea. Then sadness descends.

Hope you can get it repaired!

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1950's Conway Stewart 100. Nice - almost identical in size and heft to my lockdown Parker Vacumatic Oversize (1936). It arrived yesterday and it's smaller cousin - green hatched 58 - the day before. Haven't had many opportunities to write anything beyond "Conway Stewart No x" with any of them yet (the other is the 58 Cracked Ice), but I do love them.

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1951-5 Conway Stewart 388 which my wife brought back from Totnes UK last week. Rainy day in NZ today so I spent the morning restoring it: Lovely smooth 5N nib.

 

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1951-5 Conway Stewart 388 which my wife brought back from Totnes UK last week. Rainy day in NZ today so I spent the morning restoring it: Lovely smooth 5N nib.

 

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Very nice. :thumbup:

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1951-5 Conway Stewart 388 which my wife brought back from Totnes UK last week. Rainy day in NZ today so I spent the morning restoring it: Lovely smooth 5N nib.

 

20150427_133935_LLS.jpg

 

Very nice indeed. Lovely colour(s) on that one.

 

I find these pens to be beautiful writers.

 

Enjoy.

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