By the early 1950s all of the fountain pen manufacturing companies were losing sales due to the advent of the cheap Biro ball point pens
which became popular and available on the market at general stationery shops.
The Conway Stewart Company was no exception.
From the early 1960s they had managed to sustain the company losses, half-heartedly continuing in business by revising the range of production and making pens of far lesser quality.
Inevitably, By the mid 1970s the renowned Conway Stewart Conpany ceased production for good.
This 1951 model 100 is one of the last from the superior top quality fountain pens they produced, being by far the best of their original general series.
A 1951 large size robust Conway Stewart Duro fountain pen. Ink filling is operated by the side lever action.
The impressive Duro 14 carat gold medium fine point nib is in as if new condition. Complete with the presentation box and the printed paper leaflet.
A classic pen manufactured about sixty-two years ago.