Wesley was born in Dublin in 1769. In 1798, his aristocratic Anglo-Irish
family changed their name to Wellesley. In honour of Sir Arthur
Wellesley, Conway Stewart commemorates the Duke of Wellington's
life by offering the Wellington as a new model within our range
of fine quality writing instruments. Wellington is widely considered
as one of the leading military and political figures of the first
half of the 19th century, a prominent figure in the history of England.
He achieved many heights throughout his
political career: an Anglo-Irish general and statesman, chief secretary
for Ireland, ambassador to France, commander in chief of the British
army, victor at the Battle of Waterloo, twice British prime minister
and was one of the leading figures in the House of Lords.
Wellington is a substantial pen, available in a choice of four writing
modes: elegant fountain pen, smooth writing roller ball, convenient
ball pen and pencil. The striking new design has been crafted with
a subtly curvaceous form to both cap and barrel, an exciting new
shape that sets the Wellington apart from traditional pen designs.
The Wellington was created with an eye to the Continental flair
for a sleek and classic look. This combines with our time honoured
use of rich marbled resin and polished gold trim to result in a
pen that suits both high fashion as well as tasteful refinement.
Exceptional care and attention is given by our experienced
craftsmen as they assemble each pen on site at our factory premises
in Devon, UK. The barrel of the each pen is accented by two 18 carat
hallmarked solid gold bands. The nibs are also crafted out of 18
carat solid gold and available in a choice of eight grades from
Extra Fine to Extra Broad, Italic Fine, Italic Medium and Italic
Broad. Special attention is given to our nibs to ensure a smooth
wet line, satisfying even the most demanding writer, and the Wellington
utilizes the reliable cartridge converter filling system.
The Wellington is offered in eight popular classic
colours: Azure, Black Whirl, Classic Black, Classic Brown, Classic Green, Pistachio, Shingle and WhiteWhirl.