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LEWIS'S STANDEX BROWN MARBLE 1930s

£85.00

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LEWIS'S STANDEX Fountain Pen    LEVER FILL

Lewis's (nothing to do with John Lewis) was a chain of very large department stores in major cities in the UK, Liverpool, Birmingham, Manchester etc.

It started trading in 1856 and ceased in 2010. STANDEX was the Lewis's in store brand name used for products as diverse as pots and pans to shirts and - obviously - fountain pens.

I would imagine that the Standex pens were made for Lewis's by Langs of Liverpool  who made pens for major names such as W H Smith and Boots. 

In BROWN MARBLE with black veins and with plated trim - black peaked cap stud - twin medium cap bands. British made. 1930/40s 

Clear imprint 'Lewis's Standex British Made.'  Measures 130mm closed.

14ct Gold nib stamped 'Warranted 14ct 1st Quality.' Semi-flexible MEDIUM nib - well used but writes very smoothly.

Lever filler - fully serviced and restored - including new sac and replating of pocket clip  and lever.  Write tested - perfect working order.

Pen is in very good used condition. Seems it probably started out life more burgundy than brown as the part of the barrel covered by the cap all these years is a shade or two redder.

Original in all respects - no cracks or splits. Very nice collectable British lever filler that you don't see very often.

I worked in the vast Lewis's store in Manchester for 4 months in 1965 during school holidays. Started on broken biscuits counter, progressed through menswear to the toy department. Really hard work playing with (sorry demonstrating!)  model railways and Scalextrix all day! The store, which was on Mosley Street/Market Street fronting on to Piccadilly, closed in 2002 and is now a Primark. I don't think the centre of Manchester has ever been quite the same since Lewis's closed.

 

Product Code: SN6348

 

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