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VINTAGE CONKLIN NOZAC 5-M WORD GAUGE FOUNTAIN PEN (CO008)
Semi-transparent Barrel with Scale & Stamp; Rare
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VINTAGE CONKLIN NOZAC WORD-GAUGE FOUNTAIN PEN

~ Stunning GREEN/RED MARBLE ~ Rare and Highly Sought After Patterning ~

~ 'CRESCENT' embossed on Cap & 'CRESCENT' Airhole ~

~ Semi-Transparent Barrel with Scale Stamped ~

~ Patent Date & Number embossed on Cap & Barrel ~

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

~ Nice Overall Condition ~

 
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SUMMARY
 
Up here is a vintage Conklin NOZAC fountain pen, which was manufactured in USA circa 1930s. Promoted as "the pen that winds like a watch" and placed at top of Conklin's product line, the Conklin Nozac ("no sack") was named America's best "sackless" self filler. The pen is an earlier version, rounded body with double cap bands, designed by Conklin's chief designer, Andreas Bienenstein. There is a "glitter" crescent set into the cap below the clip. There is a "WORD GAUGE" feature: with a hot-stamped scale reading in thousands (1-M, 2-M...) applied to the barrel, to keep track of how many words remained in the ink supply. The pen is in nice condition, without any damage only showing minor weaer due to age. The pen is in stunning and rare RED/GREEN MARBLED patterning. On the pocket clip is the patent number 'PAT. 5-28-1918' embossed. On the barrel, the US patent number '1902809-10-11' was embossed. The pen bears a Conklin 14ct gold nib, with a 'CRESCENT' airhole. The filling system is in fair working order. 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 NOZAC WORD GAUGE – USA
Colour: Red green marble
Overall Length: 5-1/8 inches
Date Manufactured: Circa 1930s
Filler Type: Nozac
Restoration: The pen has been conservatively serviced, polished and tested for full functionality
 
STORY
 
fountain pen history 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: Green/red marble plastics
Top Ring: N/A
Top Jewel: N/A
Trim Pattern: Double gold capband; Polished
Pocket Clip: Gold pocket clip with 'Conklin PAT.5-28-1918'. 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 and 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. NOZAC REG.U.S.PAT.OFF.' & 'U.S.PATS. 1902809-10-11'
End Jewel: Screw knob
Screw with Filler: Smooth
Screw with Cap: Smooth
Lever: N/A
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
Work Done: Tested but not fully functioning
Functionality: Fair
 
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