Conway Stewart Professional Series Doctor Fountain Pen
The new Conway Stewart Professional Series is designed to reflect the dedication and life’s work of individual professional fields. These striking new designs are crafted of matt ebonite, engraved with intricate patterns. The Professional Series are perfectly balanced in the hand, and feature solid 18 carat gold nibs with rhodium plating to match the hallmarked sterling silver trim.
The Conway Stewart Professional Series Doctor Fountain Pen is based on the popular Marlborough Vintage model. Crafted from genuine ebonite, the material of choice for fountain pen manufacturers through the early 1930s. This new design is accented with the classic pinstripe engraving pattern along the full length of both cap and barrel, which is further set off with a tiffany polishing process to create a matt finish.
With a straight design of the cap and barrel shape, and a vintage style washer clip, the Marlborough model recalls some of finest Conway Stewart pens from the 1920s.
The Conway Stewart Professional Series Doctor Fountain Pen is substantial in style yet remains very easy to use with the gently curved section accommodating a wide range of hand sizes.
The barrel is accented with two wide solid sterling silver bands, while the bandless cap features an engraved design at the top, reminiscent of some of the very early pen designs from Conway Stewart.
On the reverse side of the barrel and opposite the lever mechanism, we have engraved the Staff of Aesculapius design, symbolic of healing and the medicinal arts.
Perfectly balanced in the hand, the Conway Stewart Professional Series Doctor Fountain Pen features a solid 18 carat gold nib with rhodium plating to match the hallmarked sterling silver trim, and is offered in a choice of the traditional lever fill and the reliable cartridge converter filling system.
Conway Stewart has adopted a new and improved inner mechanism for the lever fill versions that allows for an easier and more complete filling of the ink sac, the lever itself is richly plated to match the sterling silver trim of the Doctor’s edition and adorned with the Conway Stewart diamond logo.
About Conway Stewart
Conway Stewart & Company Ltd was a British manufacturer of writing instruments, founded in 1905 by Frank Jarvis and Thomas Garner in London.
Jarvis and Garner had previously worked for the De La Rue Company, the leading British fountain pen manufacturer of the time. Drawing on the experience they had gained at De La Rue, the two started their own business, initially reselling fountain pens manufactured by other companies. The name “Conway Stewart” was apparently derived from a popular music hall act of the time.
Conway Stewart went through tumultous ups and downs during and emering from post-war austerity in Britain. It was in 1950s which became the golden years for Conway Stewart with the creative use of colored plastic reaching its peak. This, however, did not save the company and it was wound up in 1975 before being resusitated again in 1990s with headquarters in Plymouth, United Kingdom.
Conway Stewart continued to manufacture some of the high-end of the writing instrument market and the range is characterized by the use of precious metals, enamels, celluloid and casein plastics and the production of Conway Limited Edition pens. Some of the more notable pens are the Winton Churchhill Limited Edition pens, Rose (British Rose) and Harlequin, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth and HRH Prince Philip on the celebration of their golden wedding anniversary 20 November 1997 and earlier models like the Dinkie and Duro.
The company finally closed for good when the last Managing Direct, Don Yendle sold the company again in 2003 to an investor. The stock of Conway Stewart pens that we hold is probably one of the most precious final inventory you can find.