The Savoy Pen
January 23, 2015 13 Comments
I note that my post of January 3 was full of good intentions. I managed a post on the fourth, and there’s been nothing after that. Explanation is that I’ve had the most vicious attack of arthritis, probably down to the awful weather that we’ve had. Result was that I’ve done nothing for quite some time. I’m a bit better now and I hope to get back into my stride again.
I last wrote about Savoy pens back on 26 November 2011 – how time flies! In that article I covered the debate about who makes Savoy pens. I’m still of the opinion that they are made by Langs. In every respect these pens look like Langs work to me. The name, too, follows their usual pattern of calling pens after London street names or districts.
This example has seen a bit of use, and even abuse. You will note that the lever is bent, though it functions perfectly well. I’m not entirely sure that the arrow clip is original – but it might be. I think these clips were used on Langs-made Stephens pens at one time.
The imprint doesn’t help much in deciding who made the pen. It just says “Savoy British Made Made in England”. A bit emphatic about the location of manufacture, perhaps! This is my second coloured one, and very nice the pattern is too, in a sort of rose marble. I’ve also had a couple of black chased ones, very like 40s Stephens.
So that’s the Savoy. Tell me who you think made it.