Fountain pen in Oak taken from GWR 169 rail carriage
Great Western Railway
Quality handmade wooden fountain pen handmade in Oak removed during restoration of Auto-trailer GWR No 169. The wood is complemented by Gun metal coloured fittings. Please allow up to 3 working days for dispatch from placing your order. Each pen is made to order and will be slightly different from the one photographed, as no two pieces of wood are quite the same.
GWR 169 was one of twelve new Auto-Trailers ordered by Great Western Railway in 1928 (Lot 1394 to Diagram A27). 169 was delivered in 1929, it spent a lot of its working life around the Cardiff valleys.
This is a beautiful handmade quality pen, the comfortable shape in the hand is complemented by the wonderful natural feel and warmth of the wood with a traditional wax finish.
The pen in the photographs is for illustration only. The wood in each pen will vary slightly as it is a natural product. Most of the wood I now have will be darker and looks aged and full of character compared to the photographs shown, I will update these soon. The pen is postable, to allow the cap to be mounted on the end while in use.
The pen accepts standard international type cartridges which are widely available(one supplied). It is also supplied with an ink convertor allowing the use of bottled ink. It will be shipped in the case pictured, along with a small certificate giving details of the wood.
All pens are handmade by me beginning with rough cut woods for the body. The body of the pen is turned on a lathe to the final shape as seen on each pen. The body is then sanded, sealed, waxed and polished to its final finish. Assembly is completed by using pre-made high quality pen components for long lasting performance.