Author: Stehpen Hull
Size: 8 3/4" x 11 1/4"
This book is the second in a series which will cover some ofthe most important English pen manufacturers and their products. It covers 100 (effectively 80) years existence of one of the best known and best loved of the English pen makers who were founded in 1905, went into liquidation in 1975, and re-surfaced in 1994.
In 285 pages and 140 sections, over 10 chapters, this work contains much hitherto unpublished material, such as who (including one English and at least two US pen manufacturers) made Conway Stewart's pens during the early years, how the company struggled to make pens during WW2 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 llustrations (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.