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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
SOLD!
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: 4072 Conklin Endura
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1920-1929   Fountain Pen Nib Size: F
Price: $199.99
Vintage Pens: 4072: Conklin: Endura
Navy blue and bronze celluloid combine for a very handsome Conklin Endura fountain pen. Our vintage pen has been fully restored with a new ink sac. Click the headline for a close-up of the rarer blue in the cap and barrel. We restored it with a new ink sac. In addition to the color scheme, the pen is in markably good condition. Its original yellow accent stripes ring the pen. Minimal brassing is found on the clip and a little more is found on the bottom edge of the cap band, which is engraved "A.L.D." No cracks or deep scratches. Its original 14k gold nib writes a very nice fine line. Although it is a firm nib, technically, with careful effort, you can flex it to 1mm. This is the full-sized model not the oversized model. 12.5cm capped.
Pre-Owned Pens: 4055 Conklin All-American
Filling Mechanism: Cartridge/Converter
Era: 1980-present   Fountain Pen Nib Size: F
Price: $75.00
SOLD!
Pre-Owned Pens: 4055: Conklin: All-American
Sunburst orange has to be one of the cheeriest colors we've seen on a modern pen. Warm and fun looking, this pen can remind you of summer on the bleakest winter's day. Our Conklin All-American fountain pen is a pre-owned pen from the modern reboot of Conklin. It fills with an included standard international converter. You can also use like cartridges. The pen shows minimal wear. Click the headline for a close-up of the pen and steel nib. You'll see a little pitting on the surface of the nib, but it writes a very nice, firm fine line. We can see where people might think it was more of a fine-medium. The nib is a noisy writer on paper, but we feel it is reasonably smooth for a steel nib. Nice big pen that is easy to grip without cramping your hand. 14.3cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 3966 Conklin Endura Senior
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1920-1929   Fountain Pen Nib Size: F
Price: $549.99
Vintage Pens: 3966: 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. We did not repaint the orange trim rings, and, as far as we know, it is original paint. Its original 14k gold nib writes a very firm, fine line that leans closer to extra fine. Click the headline for a great close-up photo. Its oversized zen makes for easier gripping. A phenomenal pen for use or display. 13.4cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 3969 Conklin #2 Gold Filled Filigree
Filling Mechanism: Crescent Filler
Era: 1920-1929   Fountain Pen Nib Size: FLEXI
Price: $499.99
Vintage Pens: 3969: Conklin: #2 Gold Filled Filigree
Vintage pen fans should go gaga over our Conklin #2 in gold-filled filigree. We restored this stunner of a classic crescent-filler with a new ink sac. Yet, its exterior needed no restoration. Marked "14kt * 1/5", the gold-filled exterior is nearly perfect with a floral pattern and only the lightest of wear. No cracks or marks in the black hard rubber, either. You'll only find chocolate hazing in the spaces between the filigree. Its safety ring is whole and slides around the pen easily. If that isn't enough to get you excited, it has a flexi (but not wet noodle) nib that writes an extra-fine line to just over 1mm. Not bad for a century-old 14k gold nib. It has a little feedback. No brassing on the clip. 12.8cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 3740 Conklin Sub Endura
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1930-1939   Fountain Pen Nib Size: F
Price: $299.99
Vintage Pens: 3740: Conklin: Sub Endura
It took us a while to track down some answers for this pen. We finally discovered, courtesy of David Isaacson's inimitable website, that this was an unnamed model Conklin pen. He calls it the Conklin Sub Endura, as it was neither a Symetrik nor an Endura. It was meant as a lesser model for those who couldn't afford Conklin's higher end pens. While he had seen many of these pens in the past, he had only seen this maroon-and-pearl-grey pen once before. Ours is fully restored with a new ink sac. No cracks and minimal wear. Its only real problem is brassing on the cap bands. Write a nice fine line with a hint of flex with this original 14k gold nib. 13cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 3214 Conklin Endura Senior
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1920-1929   Fountain Pen Nib Size: M
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.
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