Conway Stewart 85L

1958-63
About This Model

Conway Stewart was a major manufacturer of good to great fountain pens in England for a hundred years, from 1905-2005. During the pre-WWII years they sold far more pens than any other brand in England; one major author believes more than all the other companies’ output combined. They were very well-made, good-looking, and great writers with soft, wet, and often flexible nibs. It is interesting that they produced a bewildering quantity of models and colors, including some bright floral patterns in casein during the pre-WWII shortage years.

About This Pen

This Conway Stewart is an 85L, from 1958-63, the last flourishing years for Conway Stewart. It is a longish pen, at 13.5cm capped, but with full girth, 4cm. It’s very attractive, in marbled red wrapped celluloid. The gold trim is untarnished, and the gold diamond clip is very nice. The nib is a 14ct gold Conway Stewart, and it is a mild stub, writing a moderately soft flexible medium. A very nice later Conway Stewart.

This pen is not for sale.