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Vintage Pens: 3693 Conklin Glider
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1940-1949
Price: $59.99
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Vintage Pens: 3693: Conklin: Glider
It looks as if it came out of the movie "The Matrix," but this classic Conklin Glider was made in the early 1940s. ALSO, it was made in Chicago! Conklin was originally made in Toledo for nearly half a century, but toward the end of the company's first life, it moved to the Windy City. We restored the pen with a new ink sac. There are no cracks, but the pen has some wear. Most notable is that nearly all of the gold plating is missing. Happily, the "Cushion Point" nib is made of 14kt gold. It writes a semi-flex line from extra-fine to a shade bigger than 1mm. However, it will need a little training and has a hint of feedback. 13.3cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 3125 Conklin M31
Filling Mechanism: Crescent Filler
Era: 1900-1909
Price: $750.00
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Vintage Pens: 3125: Conklin: M31
When Susie Thomas graduated high school in 1905, her parents gave her a Conklin M31 as a gift to help her earn her degree in business college and then hit the working world. Susie must have been quite the modern to plan on a career in business at the turn of the 20th century. We received this handsome pen from her granddaughter. It is very rare for us to know the complete origins of a pen, and this pen is very rare in that it is perfectly preserved with its long, tapered slip cap. No cracks. No significant marks or wear on the chased black hard rubber. The gold filled trim has more wear. The imprints are all legible, although the M31 is weakest where the cap posted. We restored the vintage pen with a new ink sac. We also replaced the very broken original nib with a size 2 14k gold Conklin (replacement) nib. It writes a fairly smooth, FLEXI line that goes from fine to 2mm. Chocolate hazing. Monogramed gold-filled ring. 16.9cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 1664 Conklin 75
Filling Mechanism: Crescent Filler
Era: 1910-1919
Price: $499.99
Vintage Pens: 1664: Conklin: 75
Mark Twain called the Conklin Crescent line of fountain pens a profanity saver, as the pens wouldn't roll off his desk. Our Conklin Crescent 75 was the granddaddy of the Crescent line. It is freakin' huge with the largest monster of a 14k gold size 7 nib we've ever seen! Click the headline for close-up of the nib and the cap band with a Freemason's symbol. We restored this black-chased-hard-rubber pen with a tanker of a new ink sac. Given the 1918 patent mark on the clip, we suspect this pen was made in the late teens or early 1920s. You won't find any cracks in the rubber. Its chasing is faded and there is chocolate hazing, but the pen is in excellent condition. True, the trim has a little brassing, but it shouldn't be too distracting. You will LOVE the semi-flex to flex nib! 14.3cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 3215 Conklin Endura Senior
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1920-1929
Price: $499.99
Vintage Pens: 3215: Conklin: Endura Senior
Moss-covered stones in an enchanted forest are what come to mind when we look at this oversized Conklin Endura Senior. It is a stunning harder-to-find jade model. Traces of the the accent coloring in the rings are still visible. This vintage pen has been fully restored with a new ink sac. No cracks and barely any wear mar the beauty of the cap and barrel. Click the headline for close-ups and you'll see that the clip and cap band have about 30% brassing on each. A little scratching can been seen on top of the nib. Its original inkfeed and 14k gold nib write an exceptionally nice, wet, TRUE extra-fine line. People not familiar with extra-fines might think of it as having feedback, but it is pretty smooth for extra-fine aficionados. 13.3cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 3214 Conklin Endura Senior
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1920-1929
Price: $475.00
Vintage Pens: 3214: Conklin: Endura Senior
Bronze sparkles after 90 years in this oversized Conklin Endura senior bronze-and-black. It has been carefully restored with a new ink sac, and is ready for daily use or display. It looks stunning with no cracks, no bite marks, no scratches of significance and only a little brassing on the pocket clip. Some of the engraved lines still have their original yellow paint. Its original inkfeed and 14k gold nib write a smooth medium line with a little flex. 13.2cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 3213 Conklin Endura Senior
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1920-1929
Price: $299.99
Vintage Pens: 3213: Conklin: Endura Senior
Originally released in 1924, Conklin Endura fountain pens were the iconic follow-up to the great Conklin Crescents. Vintage Conklin Enduras were very modern and colorful for their time. There is nothing like them. This black Conklin Endura is in phenomenal condition. No cracks, minimal wear, fully restored with a new ink sac. It does have just a slight spot of brassing on the bottom of the clip and on the lever. As on oversized pen, it is even more desirable. Its original inkfeed and 14k gold nib write a very firm, very smooth fine line. Click the headline for a close-up of the nib. 13.3cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 3216 Conklin Endura Senior
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1920-1929
Price: $549.99
Vintage Pens: 3216: Conklin: Endura Senior
Lapis lazuli looks like moonlight glinting off the ocean on this stunning blue Conklin Endura Senior. A classic from Toledo, Ohio, this vintage pen has been fully restored with a new ink sac. No cracks, no brassing...only minimal wear, this pen belongs in a museum. In spite of a little crimp in a tine, our original 14k gold nib writes a very smooth, fine line. Click the headline for a great close-up photo. Its oversized zen makes for easier gripping. A phenomenal pen for use or display. 13.3cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 3164 Conklin Endura
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1920-1929
Price: $199.99
Vintage Pens: 3164: Conklin: Endura
Conklin Endura pens were among the best of the 1920s. Our standard-size vintage pen sports a stunning, shimmering bronze-and-black marbling with yellow-painted rings at either end of the pen. We are pretty sure the yellow is original factory paint. We restored the pen with a fresh ink sac. The gold-plated trim shows about 3% brassing on the cap band and 10% to 15% brassing on the pocket clip. The imprint is clean and clear. Bite marks mar the tail a bit, and there is some light general wear on the rest of the pen. No cracks, but there is a tiny chip in the lip of the cap. Its original 14k gold nib writes a smooth, wet medium line that sings a little as it writes. 12.3cm capped.