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VINTAGE CONKLIN ENDURA CRESCENT MOSS AGATE FOUNTAIN PEN (CO006)
Golden Crescent on Cap; Circa 1930s
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VINTAGE CONKLIN ENDURA FOUNTAIN PEN

~ Stunning Moss Agate ~ Rare and Highly Sought After Patterning ~

~ Golden Crescent on Cap ~ '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, Excellent Overall Condition ~ 

 
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SUMMARY
 

Up here is a vintage Conklin Endura Symetrik fountain pen, which was manufactured in USA circa 1930s. The pen is in nice condition, very glossy body. 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 MOSS AGATE green marble veined patterning. There is a golden crescent on the cap, very attractive. On the pocket clip is the patent date 'PAT. 5-28-1918' embossed. On the side lever, the patent date 'PAT NOV17.1925' AND THE 'CRESCENT' was embossed. The pen bears a Conklin 14ct gold nib, with a 'CRESCENT' airholeThe imprint on the barrel is crisp and rare with patent number. 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. This Conklin is a classic elegance. The colour even makes it extremely attractive, rare and highly sought after by collectors all over the world.

 
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SUMMARY
Model: Conklin Endura Symetrik – USA
Colour: Moss agate green marble
Overall Length: 5-1/4 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: Moss agate 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
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 'THE Conklin PEN CO. TOLEDO, OHIO, U.S.A. ENDURA-D-83592 REG.U.S.PAT.OFF.'
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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