Fountain Pens For The Million: The History of Conway Stewart 1905-2005 by S Hull
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Fountain Pens For The Million: The History of Conway Stewart 1905 - 2005 by Stephen HullSteve Hull's 288-page magnum opus detailing the history of one of England's best-known fountain pen manufacturers. In 288 pages and 140 sections over 10 chapters, this work contains much hitherto unpublished material, such as who (including at least two US manufacturers) made Conway Stewart's early pens, how the company struggled to make pens during WWII and why the company went bust in 1975. As well as being a volume of history, it is also a reference book, with 30 pages of appendices providing great detail, for example, on the hundreds of known pen and pencil model numbers and the specifications of the many Dinkie models made during the 50 years of the pen's existence. There are more than 700 full-colour images (most at actual size) of pens, pencils, ink pencils and other items, as well as dozens of adverts and leaflets, shots of the factories and personnel and some personal reminiscences of relatives of the founders and former directors and employees. Signed by the author, with a personal message, if the buyer so requests.