MS590 W. H. Smith The Seal Pen. (Soft Generous Medium)

MS590 W. H. Smith The Seal Pen. (Soft Generous Medium)
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Product Code: VINT_MS590
Price: £48.00
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MS590 W. H. Smith The Seal Pen. (Soft Generous Medium)

Date: c1930

Size: Length - 126mm capped; 159mm posted.

A beautiful shorter-sized clipless black hard rubber W. H. Smith "Seal Pen".  W.H. Smith is an English stationer chain that is still very much in business and still selling its own brand of fountain pen, though quality today is much reduced.  This Seal pen was almost certainly made for W.H. Smith by Conway Stewart, as many of these pens were.   This pen is in excellent condition - I cannot really see any damage on this pen at all.  No splits, cracks, chips or noticeable surface scratches.  In colour, it has faded a little to an overall dark brown.  The chasing on the barrel and cap consists of a hatched checkerboard pattern.  The chasing is still crisp and shows no wear.  The barrel imprint is in excellent condition, being both deep and crisp and incorporates a stylised picture of a seal.  The filling lever is nickel plated and has the "WHS" logo on the circular end tab.   The black hard rubber section holds the lovely WHS branded 14 carat gold nib which is in a medium point.

I have fully serviced this pen. It fills effortlessly and writes with a very smooth and wet line.  The nib is quite soft and will provide for some understated line width variation as you write.  

A very unusual pen in very nice condition.  

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