Single 'J' type nib by Hinks Wells, Birmingham.
Blue/Black nib with a straight cut tip and nice action.
Good ink flow with medium to strong flex to the nib.
Ideal for lettering in Roundhand or similar style.
Smooth feel across the paper.
Fits the William Mitchell Multi purpose holder.
Shown here fitted to a William Mitchell Multi pen holder.
Showing top and underside of the nib.
Indication of the nib style.
These nibs are stamped Hinks Wells which suggests they were made before 1920 (see below)
Hinks, Wells and Co were started as a company in about 1836, by 1852 they were shown to be producing 1.8 million gross (144) of pens a year. The company was famous for it's 'J' pen, this pen was usually finished in blue or black, with the 'J' embossed. They also made fountain pens, typewriters, pen clips and stationary items.
British Pens Ltd was the Company name given to the joining of some well known pen manufacturers in about 1920. These firms included William Mitchell and HinksWells, by the 1930's they were the second largest pen makers in England. William Mitchell were renown for making lettering pens, HinksWells for Lettering and Artists pens.