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Stunning & Rare LIME Color ~ Crescent on the Lever & Nib ~ circa 1930s ~
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~ Stunning & Rare LIME Color ~

~ 'CRESCENT' embossed on Side Lever and Airhole of the nib ~

~ FlatTop ~ Gold Trim ~ 14ct Conklin ENDURA Gold Nib ~ Circa 1920s ~

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

vintage pen overview summary

Up here is a vintage Conklin Endura Symetrik fountain pen and pencil set, 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 set is in stunning and rare LIME patterning. On the pocket clip of pen and pencil 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; and the pencil is also in working condition. The pen set 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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Model: Conklin Endura – USA
Colour: Green lime
Overall Length: 4-13/16 inches
Date Manufactured: Circa 1930s
Filler Type: Lever
Restoration: The pen has been conservatively serviced, polished and tested for full functionality
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

fountain pen cap THE CAP
Material: Lime 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; slight brassings
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 ENDURA'
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.
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
fountain pen barrel
pen barrel
fountain pen barrel imprint
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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