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A 414 desk pen.

 

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The black body is showing signs of age, but the #5 nib at the heart of this pen is wonderful.

 

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I didn't know Conway Stewart made desk pens! Thank you for sharing the beautiful picture!

Is it fair for an intelligent and family oriented mammal to be separated from his/her family and spend his/her life starved in a concrete jail?

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Is that the price they fetch these days?

 

If it was it would be sold. There are better options at specialist vendors I believe.

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An eyedropper

 

 

 

Is this really a CS?

 

If so some more photos please, it looks a scarcer item and one worth documenting.

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very nice photo and pen. :)

 

I've used up the Sepia, so now the 100 Series is inked with Diamine Ancient Copper. :thumbup:

 

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Is this really a CS?

 

If so some more photos please, it looks a scarcer item and one worth documenting.

 

 

It has a CS section, the overlay is unmarked. The CS nib is not contemporaneous with the pen.

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I have just been working on a Mabie Todd Swan230, and the section on this pen reminded me of the section you have photographed.

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I have just been working on a Mabie Todd Swan230, and the section on this pen reminded me of the section you have photographed.

I've seen that section on Mabie Todds, Artura and Waterman pens but not on Conway Stewarts. A close up of the nib would be useful and are there any marks on the overlay?

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The pen was bought in 1990 from the son of the original owner, he said that the pen had been unused for 40+ years after the nib had been damaged. The Conway Stewart nib fitted to the pen was bent and was sent off to a leading UK pen restorer, I had better not name him as I am going to throw doubt on his advice. He said that the pen was a Conway Stewart, replaced the nib with another later Conway Stewart nib and carried out a small repair to the cap, he also said that he owned a Conway Stewart eyedropper with this same section which was also in this red/orange colour.

 

Following your advices, I have been unable to find any CS pens with this section but agree that it looks similar to the Mabie Todd SF2 section and I can only assume that the pen started off as being made by Mabie Todd and that someone changed the MT nib to a Conway Stewart.

 

Therefore, apologies for posting the pic in the Conway Stewart thread but thank you for your suggestions.

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If anyone has a copy of Steve Hull's CS book, please check out the advert image on page 34. See the section on the screw-cap pen. Does that look similar? Early on, CS had pens manufactured in the USA, and it's believed that red hard rubber pens were amongst them.

 

What is interesting to me, is that the barel looks to be black, under the overlay? I think that other manufacturers than CS had red sections on black bodied pens?

 

Just a thought.

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Here is my CS Duro 26 (1933-41) in reversed cracked ice. This is a chunky pen with a large size Duro nib. I just finished restoring this pen, which came to me in pretty bad shape; the cap has shrunk and the original feed channel was eaten away. I finally found a suitable feed from a vintage Wahl Eversharp. I couldn't really fix the cap, so just left it as is. It doesn't look too bad and is perfectly functional. The nib is soft but not flexible and writes very well.

 

I haven't seen many of these Duro 26 around. Thought it might be interesting.

 

Very interesting, thanks, Nyoko. Always a pleasure to see these rarer pens.

 

Well done for keeping the cap as is. I think a number of caps have been lost due to shrinkage, or indeed swelling and splitting. Maybe why, in some cases, we see coloured barrels with black caps?

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Yup, that is three... never ever seen/heard of the gold herringbone (not sure whether i should thank you... and its not referenced where i looked, curious to hear more from you), and the grey is of course famously rare (three known according to the book of numbers). Thus really chasing a blue hatch now...

 

Thanks!

 

Good luck on the blue hatch, darazs.

 

I once saw a grey / silver herringbone for auction on ebay. This was a long time ago, and it sold for £416.

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The pen was bought in 1990 from the son of the original owner, he said that the pen had been unused for 40+ years after the nib had been damaged. The Conway Stewart nib fitted to the pen was bent and was sent off to a leading UK pen restorer, I had better not name him as I am going to throw doubt on his advice. He said that the pen was a Conway Stewart, replaced the nib with another later Conway Stewart nib and carried out a small repair to the cap, he also said that he owned a Conway Stewart eyedropper with this same section which was also in this red/orange colour.

 

Following your advices, I have been unable to find any CS pens with this section but agree that it looks similar to the Mabie Todd SF2 section and I can only assume that the pen started off as being made by Mabie Todd and that someone changed the MT nib to a Conway Stewart.

 

Therefore, apologies for posting the pic in the Conway Stewart thread but thank you for your suggestions.

 

Hi, Parkette.

 

No need for apologies...you posted what you believe to be correct.

 

If you look at my previous post, I am suggesting that your pen might indeed be a Conway Stewart. :thumbup:

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Good luck on the blue hatch, darazs.

 

I once saw a grey / silver herringbone for auction on ebay. This was a long time ago, and it sold for £416.

 

Thanks and also to let me know there is hope of a grey/silver herringbone ;)

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Still using the 414 desk pen....

 

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Writes first time every time. Has an 'expressive' nib, with some flex.

 

 

 

 

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