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Conway Stewart 28 Vintage Fountain Pen in Helical Brown 'Tiger Eye' Pattern - 14 ct Gold Medium Nib - c.1958

Conway Stewart 28 Vintage Fountain Pen in Helical Brown 'Tiger Eye' Pattern - 14 ct Gold Medium Nib - c.1958
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Conway Stewart 28 Vintage Fountain Pen in Helical Golden-Brown Striped Celluloid (Tiger Eye) Pattern with Gold Filled Trim - Lever Filling - 14ct Gold Medium Nib - Early 1950's

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Item Ref: HD:CSV.28/7375

Conway Stewart 28 Vintage Fountain Pen
 
 
 
Description:

Rare Conway Stewart 28 vintage fountain pen in sort after 'Tiger Eye' celluloid with gold filled trim. Made in England during early 1950’s.

Barrel and cap in helical golden-brown striped celluloid (Tiger Eye). Screw on/off cap with single narrow gold filled cap band. Gold filled short pocket clip impressed with Conway Stewart signet, secured with gloss black conical jewel. Gold filled lever filler clip has shield impressed with C.S signet. Barrel impression reads ‘Conway Stewart 28 - MADE IN ENGLAND’.
 
Nib and Ink Feed 
 
Original solid gold 14ct Conway Stewart medium tipped nib. Stamped ‘Conway - Stewart - 14 CT GOLD - 5’. Nib is a lovely smooth writer having modest flex. Ebonite flat ink feed.
 
Measurements and Specifications
Conway Stewart 28 Vintage Fountain pen
 
Capped Length: 5.36" (13.6cms)
Posted Length: 6.30" (16.0 cms)
Barrel Length (including Nib): 4.81" (12.2) cms)

Cap Length: 2.67" (6.7 cms)

Cap Diameter: 0.51" (1.29 cms)

Barrel Diameter Widest Point: 0.45" (1.2 cms)

Nib: Original 14C Gold - Medium Tip - Minimal Flex

Filling System: Lever Filling to Internal Latex Sac

Cap Closure: Screw On (May be Posted on Rear of Barrel)

Pen Weight: 15.9 g

Pen Serial Number: Not Applicable 

Conway Stewart 28 Vintage Fountain pen 
Restoration/ Service

Pen has been fully disassembled. Ultrasonically cleaned to remove all traces of old ink.  New Latex ink sac fitted. Nib and feeder reset. Pen barrel and cap delicately hand polished with imprint masked. Reassembled, write tested and finally flushed with clean water.

General Condition

Pen barrel and cap are free from scratches, with no dents, cracks or hairlines. There are no personalisation. Gold plating to pocket clip is very good, as is the cap band and filling lever. Cap to barrel threads firm and positive. Firm pocket clip. Filling lever flush to barrel, firm operation. Barrel imprint crisp. Overall pen is ready to write and is in excellent condition. Pen is supplied in original Conway Stewart card box, which also contains original warranty certificate.

Hepworth Comment
 
This Conway Stewart 28 is a reasonably sized, well proportioned and balanced fountain pen. Hard to find in this rare 'Tiger Eye' version, in such good condition.
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