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I'm using a CS 350 today. Dating from the early thirties, with a replacement nib, I think. Looks like a 3, and should be a 1A.

 

It's such a good writer though, that it can stay as it is.

 

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Now, what to spend my shilling on?

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Using one of the aforementioned 479's...with Diamine's November Rain ink.

 

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There's a definite mismatch between the colours of the barrel and cap, but I'm pretty-much certain that they belong together, so some discoloration has taken place. Also, the pattern is not one of the usual black and green pearls.

 

It's the first time I've inked up this pen.

 

It needed some straight forward work doing to it. Namely removing and replacing a solidified sac, and flushing out the section/feed/nib. All very basic, and very much worthwhile.

 

When you first set that nib to paper, and it writes with a smooth, wet line. It is without doubt, one of those simple, yet high quality pleasures in life, and it's amazing how many of these old CS pens are like that.

 

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A new to me Conway Stewart 286 in very unflattering light. If I had photographed it yesterday , it would have been sparkling!

Green and black marble pattern, and just a bit of corrosion on the lever.

It is a great writer - soft and lush.

I got it from Barry at Writetime

 

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I've always liked the 286 model. My blue marbled says hi to your green marbled :)

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A new to me Conway Stewart 286 in very unflattering light. If I had photographed it yesterday , it would have been sparkling!
Green and black marble pattern, and just a bit of corrosion on the lever.
It is a great writer - soft and lush.
I got it from Barry at Writetime

 

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Using a delightful Conway Stewart Duro with a very nice medium nib. I think that the colour is Cherry and its a button filler. Lovely pen to use.

 

 

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david6 that sounds like a marvellous pen, we'd love to see a photo if possible.

 

The middle period Conways are a fascinating bunch. I believe there was a spat in the 1930s with the Parker pen co over their use of the Conway Button filling mechanism. I forget which small company was licensed to use it (other than C.S) but Parker G.B bought them out and began making button fillers, without checking who owned the patent. Needless to say that Jarvis won his case and was reimbursed.

 

I'd love to get my hands on a #1206, anyone?

 

Anyway, here's my contribution, a #226 from 1937-ish with an extra fine point.

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W.S.P

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​I am with my New- comer Convey that I received today.

is a lovely Hard rubber self lever pen Round shape top with wavy patterns in Black colour. No model No.

It is with a cursive type italic fine medium nib. Beautiful writer. very light and medium large pen. :)

I love all of my Convey Stewarts pens . They are unique beautiful writers that I got to know recently.

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Good old Barry, he does come up with some great items...and eBay, if you're canny. :thumbup:

 

Have just inked this pen...

 

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CS Churchill lever filler, from around 2008. Have a fine nib installed for the moment.

 

 

Inked with J. Herbin Eclat de Saphir, a #58 with matching grey hatch #33 pencil.

 

And what a nice inscription on the lid too!

 

Anyone else with a C.S set they want to share?

 

 

 

A set of Conway Stewart #60 in cracked ice: FP #24 and MP #18.

 

 

Still using the 414 desk pen....

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

I'm using a CS 350 today. Dating from the early thirties, with a replacement nib, I think. Looks like a 3, and should be a 1A.

 

It's such a good writer though, that it can stay as it is.

 

49784292381_d241c00ac1_b.jpg

 

Now, what to spend my shilling on?

 

 

david6 that sounds like a marvellous pen, we'd love to see a photo if possible.

 

The middle period Conways are a fascinating bunch. I believe there was a spat in the 1930s with the Parker pen co over their use of the Conway Button filling mechanism. I forget which small company was licensed to use it (other than C.S) but Parker G.B bought them out and began making button fillers, without checking who owned the patent. Needless to say that Jarvis won his case and was reimbursed.

 

I'd love to get my hands on a #1206, anyone?

 

Anyway, here's my contribution, a #226 from 1937-ish with an extra fine point.

 

These pens are absolutely beautiful !!!

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Finally got to fill the CS36 with Waterman intense black and give it a try.

Its a classy looking pen in Black

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My CS Belliver Borealis, medium nib, filled with a new limited edition Christmas ink, Le Heron Bleu, from Papier Plume in the French Quarter, NOLA.

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CS 100 limited edition No. 12/50, from 2009, with an 18ct Italic fine nib, filled with CS St. Blazey red ink.

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An absolutely pristine #58 Red Herringbone is the order of the day, but she will be listed in the classifieds for anyone interested.

 

Stay tuned for a green herringbone #77 which will be staying put!

 

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