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Conway Stewart Pens

Conway Stewart pens are known the world over for creating quality luxury pens. Made in England by hand, each Conway Stewart pen is made using traditional techniques, combining timeless designs with British craftsmanship and only the highest quality materials.

Conway Stewart are a British manufacturer of writing instruments who were founded in 1905 by Frank Jarvis and Thomas Garner, based in London. Jarvis and Garner started their business initially reselling fountain pens manufactured by other companies. The company name was apparently taken from a popular music hall act of the time. The pair identified a market niche for attractive and reliable writing instruments at an affordable price, so went in that direction.

The Conway Stewart product line saw rapid development in the 1920's. Their range offered pens with several different types of filling mechanisms, materials and sizes. This business model proved successful for them, the result being an increased market share at the expense of other established manufacturers. Ebay currently has these available.

The 1950's proved to be good years for Conway Stewart, with their use of colored plastic reaching its peak. Unfortunately, the ballpoint pen was being developed and whilst it was unreliable and more expensive to start with, it soon rapidly decreased in price. The company tried to compete by offering lower priced fountain pens and also introduced ball point pens to its range.

Conway Stewart were revived in the 1990's and they now manufacture quality writing instruments for the high-end of the market. Their range is characterized by the use of precious metals, enamels, celluloid and casein plastics and the production of limited edition pens.