Fountain Pens with Nib Size: SF


Vintage Pens: 4082 Conklin Endura
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1920-1929   Fountain Pen Nib Size: SF
Price: $59.99
Vintage Pens: 4082: Conklin: Endura
Entering the world as bronze and black, our Conklin Endura ringtop has discolored to a grey-ish green. We still restored it to a glossy shine after giving it a fresh ink sac. There's only a little brassing on the cap band. Most people will get excited by its 14k gold #3 semi-flex nib! Without pressure it writes a smooth hair-line extra-fine, but you can get it a shade over 1mm with gentle pressure. No cracks, okay imprint. The only thing that concerns us is its lever pin. It might have rusted and gotten weak, but it seems to work fine in our workshop. The neat extra with this pen is that its crescent moon hallmark in the cap is a little cockeyed and not level. Click the headline for close-ups. 11.6cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 4077 Conklin Conklin
Filling Mechanism: Crescent Filler
Era: 1910-1919   Fountain Pen Nib Size: SF
Price: $75.00
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Vintage Pens: 4077: Conklin: Conklin
Conklin pens were a huge name in pens at the turn of the 20th century. Famously made in Toledo, Ohio, these pens were first promoted by Mark Twain. Our Conklin 4NL is a larger model of their pen, made of black hard rubber. We restored it with a new ink sac. Its imprint is weak, but you can still tell it is a 4NL. Plus, it also has a 14k gold #4 nib. You will write an extra-fine to fine line with it, not using any pressure. However, the nib does flex with a little resistance to about 1mm wide. Its biggest flaw is quite obvious. The pocket clip is missing from the cap, where this is a gapping hole. Click the headline to see a close-up. The pen measures 13.3cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 4038 Mabie Todd (Swan) 2060
Filling Mechanism: Twist)
Era: 1930-1939   Fountain Pen Nib Size: SF
Price: $249.99
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Vintage Pens: 4038: Mabie Todd (Swan): 2060
Twist and shout with an actual working twist-filling Mabie-Todd Swan 2060 fountain pen. An impressive pen, sleek and oversized, it features the rare twist filler. Basically, all you do is twist the blind cap on the tail a half turn or so to squeeze the ink sac and replace it to its normal position, which fills the pen. We've never restored one before, and we were excited to find this one still working. It is from a dedicated vintage pen collector, so the new sac was likely put in within the last 5 or 10 years. There's a lot of brassing on the cap bands and some wear on the pen, including some chocolate hazing of the section. However, the pen looks pretty good overall. Most people will likely geek out over the #6 Swan 14k gold nib that writes a smooth, dry medium line but stiffly flexes to a juicy 1mm line. 14cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 4037 Fend Normatic Walz Gold
Filling Mechanism: Button Filler
Era: 1920-1929   Fountain Pen Nib Size: SF
Price: $99.99
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Vintage Pens: 4037: Fend: Normatic Walz Gold
We restored this Fend Normatic Walz Gold fountain pen with a new ink sac. It writes delightfully well. Its Warranted 14k gold nib has some flex and write smoothly from medium to 1.25mm wide. You can see some chocolate hazing on the black hard rubber, and a few marks on the rubber as well. The gold plating/fill on the sleeve are great with only a little wear and brassing at the edges. Given its tiny size, we suspect it was a vest-pocket pen. 9.6cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 2917 Carter’s 4125
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1920-1929   Fountain Pen Nib Size: SF
Price: $249.99
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Vintage Pens: 2917: Carter’s: 4125
Carter's Inx were a legendary ink manufacturer, and it branched out into fountain pen manufacturing in 1926. This is an early mottled orange hard rubber vintage pen. The flat tail end is marked 4125. It is a full-sized but not oversized fountain pen. There is very little wear on the pen, but the main barrel imprint is weak and there is some brassing on the cap bands and clip. The pen has been restored with a fresh ink sac. The original 14k gold nib writes a very nice fine line AND it is a semi-FLEX. It takes a little pressure to get it to flex, so it definitely isn't a wet noodle. No cracks. 13cm capped.