– Conklin Endura green lime specks marble
– ‘Crescent’ airhole on nib
– Patent dates embossed on pocket clip & side lever
Up here is a vintage Conklin
Endura Symetrik fountain pen, which was manufactured in USA circa 1930s.
The pen is in EXCELLENT condition, without any damage only showing minor wear due to age.
In response to Sheaffer’s introduction of the streamlined Balance pen in 1929, Conklin produced the first Endura Symetrik, a rounded off flat-top Endura in the 1930s.
The pen is in stunning and rare GREEN LIME patterning.
On the pocket clip of pen is the patent date ‘Conklin PAT.MAY-28-1918’ embossed. On the side lever, the patent date ‘PAT NOV17.1925’ AND THE ‘CRESCENT’ was embossed.
The pen bears a large Conklin ENDURA 14ct solid gold nib, with a ‘CRESCENT’ airhole.
A new sac has been fitted and the lever filling system is in full working order. The pen has been serviced and tested for full functionality.
Conklin invented the first successful self-filling pen, the Conklin Crescent Filler in 1897, and it was very successful, propelling the company into the majors of pen manufacturing. Conklin continued producing Crescent Filler pens into the 1920s, eventually converting to lever-fill pens. This lateness to the game foreshadowed Conklin’s decline, which accelerated during the depression, finishing with the company being sold to a Chicago company in 1938, along with all of it’s tooling and inventory. From the late 1930s, Conklin pens were made with Chicago imprints. The company shuttered in the mid 1950s.
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