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Conway Stewart Turing-Welchman Fountain Pen (Limited Edition)
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A limited edition of 211 pens by Conway Stewart to celebrate the achievement of Alan Turing and Gordon Welchman who created the Turing-Welchman Bombe machine used to break Enigma-enciphered messages during the Second World War.

Alan Turing and Gordon Welchman were based at Bletchley Park, the Victorian Buckinghamshire mansion that served as the wartime HQ of Britain抯 top codebreakers. As part of a team of highly talented mathematicians and cryptologists, they helped decode thousands of Nazi military communications on a daily basis, and shortened the war by 2-4 years.
Their aim was to crack the code of the Enigma machine a portable typewriter-like cipher machine that used changeable rotors and plugboards to give a staggering 15,000,000,000,000,000,000 possible options. Thousands of coded communications between the German Army, Air Force and Navy were transmitted each day using these Enigma machines.

The British Bombe machine, designed by Alan Turing and Gordon Welchman, was installed at Bletchley Park and the first one was called 揤ictory.It enabled the automation of the deciphering of the Enigma codes which changed each day. It was an electro-mechanical device with 108 detachable rotating drums and 3 indicator drums. Each drum had the 26 letters of the alphabet etched into its circumference.

The Turing-Welchman Pen
To celebrate the eightieth anniversary of the first Turing-Welchman Bombe, The National Museum of Computing has launched The Turing-Welchman Pen. There will only be 211 pens made worldwide to reflect the 211 Bombes built during the war. Each pen has its edition number engraved on the end of the barrel. The top of the pen is made in sterling silver to resemble the Bombe抯 drum with the 26 letters of the alphabet etched into the surface. It rotates like the actual Bombe drum. On the wide sterling silver cap band is the word 揤ictory, the name of the first Bombe, and the UK hallmarks as a stamp of its quality.
Engraved on the barrel are the words 揟he Turing- Welchman Pen to keep alive the memory of these most ingenious men whose secret activities during the Second World War helped save Europe from Nazi tyranny, and also triggered the start of the computer era.

And there is a secret compartment to hide your secret message unscrew the barrel end, and there is a compartment to hold a small scroll of paper your message to yourself, or to your loved one.

The pen has an 18 kt gold nib and uses standard international cartridges or a converter.

Since 1905 Conway Stewart has been renowned the world over for creating luxury pens.
Each Conway Stewart is made in England at the workshop by hand, using traditional techniques, combining timeless designs with British craftsmanship and only the highest quality materials, including hallmarked solid 18ct gold and sterling silver.

Conway Stewart pens have graced the finest hands. Distinguished users include Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, US Presidents, British Prime Ministers and many Heads of State.

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