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VINTAGE CONKLIN ENDURA SYMETRIK RUBY RED FOUNTAIN PEN (CO014)
Crescent & Patent Date embossed; Circa 1930s
was £429.99
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VINTAGE CONKLIN ENDURA FOUNTAIN PEN

~ Stunning RUBY RED MARBLE ~ Rare and Highly Sought After Patterning ~

~ 'CRESCENT' embossed on Side Lever & Airhole ~

~ Patent Date embossed on Cap & Side Lever ~

~ Gold Trim ~ 14ct Conklin Gold Nib ~ Circa 1930s ~

~ New Ink Sac Fitted, Serviced, Nice Overall Condition ~ 

 
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SUMMARY
 

Up here is a vintage Conklin Endura fountain pen, which was manufactured in USA circa 1930s. The pen is in nice condition. In response to Sheaffer's introduction of the streamlined Balance pen in 1929, Conklin produced the first Endura Symetrik. The pen is in stunning and rare RED BURGUNDY MARBLE, very nice color. The imprint on the barrel is nice. There are brassings on the pocket clip unfortunately and the 'conklin' name on the clip is worn. On the side lever, the patent date 'PAT NOV17.1925' AND THE 'CRESCENT' was embossed. The pen bears a Conklin 14ct solid gold nib, with the '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. There are slight wear and scretches on the body due to age. The colour even makes it extremely attractive, rare and highly sought after by collectors all over the world. This would make an excellent gift to treat yourself or for someone special.

 
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Model: Conklin Endura – USA
Colour: Ruby red
Overall Length: 5-1/8 inches
Date Manufactured: Circa 1930s
Filler Type: Lever
Restoration: The pen has been conservatively serviced, polished and tested for full functionality
 
STORY
 
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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

 
DESCRIPTION
 
fountain pen cap THE CAP
Material: Ruby red plastics
Top Ring: N/A
Top Jewel: N/A
Trim Pattern: Double gold cap band; Polished
Pocket Clip: Gold pocket clip with 'Conklin PAT.5-28-1918' embossed. It is polished and fit on your shirt. Brassings on clip hence imprint is worn not readable
Cap Screw: Smooth
Work Done: The whole cap has been gently hand polished
fountain pen gold nib THE NIB
Material: 14ct solid gold
Grade: Medium
Imprint: Reads 'Conklin TOLEDO U.S.A.'
Condition of Feed : Excellent & clean
Work Done: The nib and feed has been cleaned to remove dried ink and residuals. The nib has been polished to restore its shiny condition.
 
THE BARREL
Imprint: Reads 'TRADE Conklin MARK TOLEDO OHIO U.S.A.'
End Jewel: N/A
Screw with Filler: Push type
Screw with Cap: Smooth
Lever: On lever 'PAT.NOV17.1925' with a crescent embossed. The lever is polished. It is very smooth and easy to raise.
Work Done: The barrel has been gently hand polished to restore shiny colour
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THE FILLER
Type: Lever
Imprint: N/A
Ink Storage: Medium storage; Easy to handle lever mechanism
Work Done: A new ink sac has been fitted. Talcum powder has been applied on the ink sac to prevent it sticking with the inner wall of the barrel. The ink sac and the filler mechanism has been tested to ensure its full working order.
Functionality: Excellent
 
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