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VINTAGE CONKLIN ENDURA LAPIS LAZULI BLUE SENIOR FOUNTAIN PEN (CO012)
Lapis Lazuli Blue; Circa 1920s
was £499.99
now £409.99
 
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VINTAGE CONKLIN ENDURA FOUNTAIN PEN

~ SENIOR JUMBO Pen of Overall Length 5-3/8 inches - Largest Size of the Model ~

~ Stunning & Rare LAPIS LAZULI BLUE Color ~ Crescent on the Lever & Nib ~~

~ Original Gold Chalk Mark on the Barrel ~

~ Gold Trim ~ Large 14ct Conklin Solid 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 SENIOR 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. The pen is in SENIOR JUMBO version, the largest size of the series, long and bold of overall length 5-3/8 inches. 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 LAPIS LAZULI BLUE patterning. On the pocket clip 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 very large Conklin ENDURA 14ct solid gold nib, with a 'CRESCENT' embossed. The imprint on the barrel is nice; with the original gold paint chalk mark still there. 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 Senior – USA
Colour: Lapis Lazuli blue
Overall Length: 5-3/8 inches
Date Manufactured: Circa 1920s
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: Lapis lazuli blue plastics
Top Ring: Gold flat-top head with ring; polished
Top Jewel: N/A
Trim Pattern: Single gold cap band; Polished
Pocket Clip: Classic gold plated pocket clip with the 'Conklin PAT MAY.28.1918' engraved; Polished
Cap Screw: Smooth
Work Done: The whole cap has been gently hand polished to restore its shiny condition.
fountain pen gold nib THE NIB
Material: 14ct solid gold
Grade: Medium
Imprint: Reads 'Conklin TOLEDO 14KT 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 'Conklin TRADE MARK TOLEDO, OHIO, U.S.A. ENDURA'
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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