Conway Stewart Duro Classic Black Limited Edition from 2003 - 200 numbered pens manufactured.
First launched in 1924, the Duro is a timeless classic British pen from Conway Stewart, the right size for the pocket and treasured by those who use this pen in their daily professional lives. Its timeless lines are pure 1920's, but are as contemporary and valid today as when the pen was first designed. The Duro uses the same iconic Conway Stewart clip as fitted to the Churchill, mounted on the side of the cap. This Limited Edition 'Conway Stewart Duro Classic Black' is made from gloss black acetate resin, which for a pen of its size, makes it very light (19.5 grams), the cap tassie, nib section grip and the barrel blind end are also in highly polished black acetate resin, giving the Duro that classical look.
Unlike the modern 'Duro', this first Limited Edition of 200 pieces was fitted with a solid 18 carat hallmarked gold cap ring. We have used the hallmark information to determine the date that this particular pen was produced, the letter 'd' denotes this pen was hallmarked in 2003. The cap clip and a further three embellishment rings are all 18 carat gold plated. The pen is a 'button' filler, removal of the blind cap at the rear of the barrel provides access to the brass push button.
The fountain pen is housed in an original Conway Stewart black leatherette presentation box which doubles as an elegant desk display.
Solid 18ct Gold mono tone Conway Stewart medium tipped nib. Stamped 'Conway - Stewart - 18 ct Gold -Mí. Nib is a lovely smooth writer having moderate to firm flex.
Measurements and Specifications
Capped Length: 5.40" (137 mm)
Posted Length: 6.89" (175 mm)
Barrel Length (including Nib): 5.18" (132 mm
Cap Length: 2.5" (63.4 mm)
Cap Diameter: 0.59" (15 mm)
Barrel Diameter Widest Point: 0.495" (12.6 mm)
Nib: 18ct Gold - Medium Tip - Moderate to Firm Flex
Filling System: Push Button to internal Sac
Cap Closure: Screw On (May be Posted on Rear of Barrel)
Pen Weight: 19.5 grams
Limited Edition Number: 041/200
No restoration required, pen is pristine. The pen has been fully serviced. Pen barrel and cap delicately hand polished. Reassembled, write tested and finally flushed with clean water.
Pen barrel and cap are free from scratches, with no dents, cracks or hairlines. There are no personalisation. Gold plating to pocket clip is and cap rings is excellent. Cap to barrel threads firm and positive. Firm pocket clip. Filling button has firm and positive operation. Overall pen is ready to write and is in very excellent condition. Pen is supplied in original Conway Stewart luxury black leatherette case and outer card box.
The Conway Stewart Duro, a timeless classic. This pen will serve faithfully as a reliable and enjoyable fine writing instrument.