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550 Dinkie

Maker: Conway-Stewart

Conway-Stewart first offered a “Dinkie” in 1922.  As with other pens of this sort of dimension, it was marketed as suitable for both gentlemen’s vest pockets and for ladies (whose pen keeping habits were very mysterious, but uniformly called for small pens).  The 550 is a later incarnation of the line.

Production Run: 1952 – c. 1962

Cost When New: 13s. 4d. (for modern value, try this calculator)

Size: 10.3 cm long capped, 12.3 cm posted.

Point: 14k gold.

Body: Casein.

Filler: Lever.

550 Dinkie – this image is not to the same scale as most of the portraits

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