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CALLIGRAPHY NIB GEO W HUGHES BIRMINGHAM N1040 X

George W Hughes started (in the 1850’s) in small premises in St. Pauls Square and later (1893) moved to a larger factory, called St. Pauls Penworks, in Legge Lane, Birmingham.
Their Trademark was a runing Fox carrying a Goose over its shoulder.
Geo W Hughes had a reputation for making very high quality ‘pens’ and was also know for only making nibs with his own name or ‘imprint’ on them. (i.e. E J Arnold were stationers not pen makers but they had nibs made with their name on). Geo W Hughes also made penholders, metal buttons and metal fasteners, they ceased production in the 1960’s.
Manufactured products and goods for wholesale and retail sale (from the mid 1800’s to the early 1900’s) would have travelled by ‘coach and horses’, ‘wagons’ or ‘boat’. Canal boats were the most popular as they could deliver large quantities and carry heavy loads – steel nibs in quantity weigh heavy. They also connected to the major ports around England for export. Birmingham had many wharves (wharf’s) and well served with canals for all points north, south, east and west – trade was good. During the second World War most metalworking factories were seconded to make all things for military endevours, their normal trade being reduced by upto 90%, if not ceased. Recovery was slow and difficult for many, especially with changes to transport, supply of raw materials, loss of workforce and export restrictions. The Fountain pen came into its own by the 1950’s, followed by the Biro and by the mid 1960’s most firms had stopped production of dip pen nibs, Geo W Hughes included. The history for Geo W Hughes is very fragmented, there are few advertisment, he doesn’t appear in many trade catalogues, he is named in A S Charles The Steel Pen Trade and in historical directories, he was one of about 20 Steel Pen Manufacturers in the 1850’s so the company traded for over 100 years. (CREDIT DIPPENNIBS.CO.UK)

FEATURES


Materials: Iron
Nib Dimension: Length 2,5cm approx
 
Packaging: Individually Bagged
 
Adaptable for all Glass, Wood, and Goose Feather pens

2,00 

SKU: PEN001/C1 Categories: , Tag:

DETAILS

This Calligraphy nib GEO W HUGHES BIRMINGHAM N1040 X works perfectly with:

  • All Bortoletti pens, in Murano Glass, Feather or Mahogany;
  • All the calligraphic pens with a standard nib clip;
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Niel Chisholm
Niel Chisholm
17:09 21 Sep 20
Was kept well informed of status of parcel but I wasn’t in for the delivery this was a surprise for my wife and... it’s sealed with tape saying Bortoletti all over totally ruined it .has no one at company thought that someone may order an item as a present not impressedread more
Samuel Collino
Samuel Collino
10:54 15 Sep 20
Very good products with a superior, classical design. Not just decoration, but style. Bought this as my girlfriend's... birthday giftread more
Hamelin Alexis
Hamelin Alexis
10:50 18 Aug 20
Such a nice company !! Handcraft of quality, nice people welcoming... Perfect !!
Trudy Snaith
Trudy Snaith
21:24 09 Jul 20
Extremely pleased with the quality of the products as well as the customer service I received.
Danielle Hilgendorf
Danielle Hilgendorf
00:09 28 May 20
Very fast!
Hasna Jarrah
Hasna Jarrah
13:46 12 Jul 19
Excellent service! Thank you for your great service 🙂
Astrid Maclean
Astrid Maclean
08:17 07 Feb 19
The vintage look dip pen and holder were beautifully crafted. The pen soon became my favourite dip pen. The bottle of... ink did not work with the paper I am using for my practice, (HP Laser paper), - it bleeds through...read more
Davide Cavaglieri
Davide Cavaglieri
12:30 05 Feb 19
Materiale in ottime condizioni e spedizione velocissima. Unico difetto: le lettere sul timbro hanno una grafica diversa... e meno accattivante rispetto a quelle visibili sul sito al momento dell'ordine.read more
Federica Bettarini
Federica Bettarini
13:11 18 Jan 19
Ottimo acquisto. Ho comprato 4 stecche di ceralacca oro e una verde scuro, sono arrivate velocemente e intatte. Un... packaging strepitoso! Non vedo l'ora di provarle.read more
Carmen Quijada
Carmen Quijada
15:34 17 Jan 19
Purchased a set while visiting Venice and loved it so much my husband wanted his own. The online shopping site was... fantastic!. We could find all of the products we saw in the store, check out was a breeze and we received the package in less than a week.read more
Wendy Lambert
Wendy Lambert
11:39 10 Jan 19
Incredible products! I received a pen set as a gift and was so impressed by the quality, I immediately ordered more.... The customer service was great and the products arrived far quicker than I would have imagined!read more
Andrea P
Andrea P
08:32 24 Dec 18
I prodotti di questa azienda sono eleganti, unici e di qualità. Il personale è serio e disponibile. Bortoletti... Fonderia Artistica da 5 stelle.read more
Mike Johnson
Mike Johnson
14:01 11 Dec 18
Beautiful Products! Wonderful company to work with! My items shipped immediately. Thank you!
Saverio  Chieffallo
Saverio Chieffallo
07:22 06 Nov 18
Curato nei dettagli, dal vivo ha un aspetto ancora più raffinato che in foto. Credo che sia perfetto per chi voglia... avvicinarsi mondo della scrittura calligrafica e artistica. Il pennino lungo circa 8 cm è rifinito molto bene in tutti i suoi freghi, e la piuma lunga circa 17 cm di colore blu è tagliata moto bene.Li consiglio vivamente.Curato nei dettagli, dal vivo ha un aspetto ancora più raffinato che in foto. Credo che sia perfetto per chi voglia avvicinarsi al mondo della scrittura calligrafica e artistica. Il pennino lungo circa 8 cm è rifinito molto bene in tutti i suoi fregi, e la piuma lunga circa 17 cm di colore blu è tagliata moto bene.Spedito e confezionato in un elegante scatola.La consiglio vivamente.read more
Nadia Torrini
Nadia Torrini
12:35 21 Sep 18
Sono affascinata dai prodotti di questa Azienda che ho conosciuto in occasione di un viaggio a Venezia. Allora, avevo... comprato il kit per la ceralacca e i vari pennini per calligrafia.A distanza di mesi ho acquistato sul loro sito diversi colori di ceralacca e la spiritiera. Tutto è pervenuto nel tempo previsto e molto ben imballato. Sono soddisfattissima della scelta, della qualità della ceralacca e dell’eleganza degli accessori.read more
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