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Established in 1898, the Conklin Pen Company® founder Roy Conklin, an innovator from Toledo, Ohio USA, is today regarded as one of the most significant and innovative American writing instruments manufacturers from the golden era of fountain pens.
Roy Conklin registered the patent for the first working automatic filling mechanism in 1897 and is recognized as creating one of the world’s first practical self-filling fountain pen. The Crescent Filler™ soon proved to be a success world-wide.
Thanks to Roy Conklin, owner and inventor, the fountain pen was ultimately made more practical and convenient for the public with his patented invention of the Crescent Filler™. The Crescent Filler™ has a piece of metal shaped like a crescent moon, that extends from the side of the pen, and was the key to a simple and easy one-handed way to self-fill the pen with ink. The simple depression of the crescent engages the internal pressure bar to collapse the built-in rubber sac. Releasing the crescent allows incoming ink to fill the sac.
In 1903, Mark Twain, the legendary American author, expressed the virtues of this unique self-filling fountain pen.
After becoming the official spokesman for The Conklin Pen Company®, Mark Twain discovered yet another benefit to Conklin’s Crescent Filler™ stating, “Also, I prefer it because it is a profanity saver’ it cannot roll off the desk”.
More than 115 years later, today’s Conklin Pen Company® is striving to continue in the same spirit of bold innovation, while still providing the highest quality available in fine writing instruments throughout the world.
In 1903 the renowned American author and humorist, Mark Twain became the official spokesman for the Conklin Pen Company®.
Crescent Filler™ Collection is an exact replica of the original Conklin Crescent Filler™ dating back to the early 1900s.
Duragraph™ Collection brings a fresh, modern style to this timeless oversize flat top design, originally created in 1923.
All American™ Collection is a vibrant, contemporary style to a timeless oversize streamlined design which was popular during the 1930s.
Heritage Collection is a tribute to both founder Roy Conklin as well as the pioneering spirit of the golden age of fountain pen manufacturing.
Enjoy Today’s Conklin Experience appealing to any enthusiast who appreciates the fine designs of popular vintage-style writing instruments from the golden era.
Dimensions Guide specifications for Conklin pens.
Vintage Advertisements and Patents a selection of advertisements and patents dating from 1898 to 1944.
Advanced for its time and featuring a reliable method for a filling mechanism, the Conklin Crescent Filler™ attracted attention from many
prominent figures of the day, and in 1903 the renowned American author and humorist, Mark Twain, became the official spokesman for the Conklin Pen Company®.
Celebrating Conklin’s innovative design and Mark Twain’s passion for the Crescent filling fountain pen, we are pleased to launch
the Mark Twain Crescent Filler™ as a limited edition demonstrator in crystal clear acrylic to show the inner workings and mechanism of this unique filling system. 4
Mark Twain Demonstrator Crescent Filler™ is limited to 1898 numbered pieces world-wide, the year that Conklin was founded. Mark Twain’s signature is engraved on the cap band along with the individual limited edition number for each fountain pen.
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MARK TWAIN expresses the simplicity and superiority of ‘THE CONKLIN’ in these words:
New York, Oct. 1, 1903 “Dear Sirs:- I prefer it to ten other fountain pens, because it carries
its filler in its own stomach, and I cannot mislay even by art or intention. Also, I prefer it because it is a profanity saver; it cannot roll
off the desk. Very truly yours”.
To make this limited edition demonstrator, new processes were devised, and technical hurdles were overcome. Our engineers had to develop several new methods to create this model so that the material is completely transparent, allowing for the writer to view the filling mechanism in action during the filling of ink.
The crystal clear acrylic enables you to see at a glance how much ink you have left in your fountain pen so that you are never caught short in writing notes at that important meeting, or run out of ink when writing a letter to your loved one.
Using today’s new technologies and materials, we are able to recreate the original Crescent pen design to appeal to pen connoisseurs who appreciate the history and creative times of the most innovative American pen company from the golden-era of fountain pens.
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The Crescent Filler™ collection is an exact replica of the original Conklin Crescent Filler™ dating back to the early 1900s.
Offered in a choice of seven hand made European grade resin finishes, from the simple conservative to the bright and cheerful, or downright flamboyant hand made resins, each Crescent Filler™ fountain pen is a high quality writing instrument.
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In 1923, the Duragraph™ model was launched, and shortly afterwards was considered to be ‘the definitive’ pen. The model was named by combining the words, durable and graph - Duragraph™. Created to last as an heirloom to serve many generations, the Duragraph™ is offered with a lifetime guarantee.
The new Duragraph™ collection brings a fresh, modern style to this timeless oversize flat top design. Crafted from quality hand made resins, the Duragraph™ is substantial in size, yet not so large to be unwieldy in the hand.
Offered in a choice of three classic finishes, Amber, Cracked Ice and Forest Green, the Duragraph™ pays tribute to the classic designs of yesteryear. The cap top is embellished with the Conklin Est. 1898 logo and the cap band is engraved with the famous Duragraph™ model script font with three Conklin Crescent logos on either side of the model name.
The new Duragraph™ collection brings a fresh, modern style to this timeless oversize flat top design. Crafted from quality hand made resins, the Duragraph™ is substantial in size, yet not so large to be unwieldy in the hand.12
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During the 1930s, at the dawn of the depression, Conklin launched a collection that was priced more affordably to the general public. The ‘All American™’ collection was offered in a variety of sizes, filling mechanisms and finishes with the aim of satisfying a growing market demand for good quality, but affordably priced writing instruments.
Drawing inspiration from Conklin’s original models and the rich heritage of the brand, our new All American™ collection brings a vibrant, contemporary style to a timeless oversize streamlined design.
Crafted from hand made European high grade resins, the All American™ is impressively large in size, yet not so big as to be uncomfortable in the hand. The cap and barrel are carefully tapered to provide a perfect balance.
The All American™ Collection meets the requirements for those who want a large pen, one that stands out in a crowd, but which still stays true to the classic style and feel of the original Conklin designs.
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Today’s Conklin Heritage Collection blends the original vision of the most striking of vintage models paired with today’s cutting-edge technology in materials and manufacturing. We have chosen classic, innovative designs and filling mechanisms from the golden age of fountain pens.
Our Heritage Collection models are a tribute to both Roy Conklin as well as the pioneering spirit of the golden age of fountain pen manufacturing.
The very core of Yafa’s vision is to celebrate the spirit of Conklin as well as to ensure continual ability to pay tribute to the history of the fountain pen through sophistication and elegance, carried through to modern designs.
The Heritage Collection is a celebration of many early fountain pen designs and filling mechanisms.
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CK80094 Word Gauge Blue Swirl f/penCK80095 Word Gauge Black f/pen
CK80096 Conklinetta Senior Mocha Swirl f/penCK80097 Conklinetta Senior Black f/pen 19
The Conklin Pen Company® was established in 1898 and is regarded as one of the most significant and innovative manufacturers from the golden era of fountain pens.
Today, the Conklin Pen Co., continues this tradition of innovation and excellence by offering unique limited edition and regular edition writing instruments of the highest quality.
Based on the original designs of early models, all Conklin Pens are manufactured by artisans dedicated to producing writing instruments worthy of their legendary name.
Even in today’s impersonal world, we choose to offer a life-time guarantee to our customers throughout the life of the original owner, satisfaction guaranteed.
Every Conklin fountain pen is available in a choice of three smooth writing nib grade widths allowing for the ideal choice for your individual handwriting style.
Each nib bears the Conklin brand name, the historic “Toledo, Ohio, USA” mark with the special crescent shaped breathing hole and is individually tested by our quality control team for a premium writing quality performance.
Conklin pens will appeal to any enthusiast who appreciates the fine designs of popular vintage-style writing instruments from the golden era, or a connoisseur
of fine writing instruments who wishes to stand out from the crowd, but at the same time, wishes to retain a touch of the elegance of vintage designs.
Conklin Cushion Point nibs are available in a choice of Fine, Medium or Stub.
Crescent Filler™ Collection Fountain Pen Closed: 141 mm – Posted 165 mm - Weight: 22 gms Filling Mechanism: Crescent FillNib Grades: Fine, Medium, Stub Writing mode: Fountain Pen
Duragraph™ Collection Fountain Pen: Closed 130 mm - Posted 175 mm - Weight 25 gmsBallpoint Pen: Closed 130 mm - Weight 29 gmsFilling Mechanism: Converter CartridgeNib Grades: Fine, Medium, Stub Writing modes: Fountain Pen, Ballpoint Pen
All American™ Collection Fountain Pen: Closed 144 mm – Posted 169 mm - Weight 28 gms Rollerball: Closed 144 mm – Posted 169 mm - Weight 36 gms Filling Mechanism: Converter CartridgeNib Grades: Fine, Medium, Stub Writing modes: Fountain Pen, Rollerball
Heritage Collection - Sleeve Filler Fountain Pen Closed: 136 mm – Posted 165 mm - Weight: 27 gms Filling Mechanism: Aerometric Nib Grades: Fine, Medium, StubWriting mode: Fountain Pen
Heritage Collection - WordgaugeFountain Pen Closed: 137 mm – Posted 165 mm - Weight: 27 gms Filling Mechanism: Piston Fill Nib Grades: Fine, Medium, StubWriting mode: Fountain Pen
Heritage Collection - Conklinetta SeniorFountain Pen Closed: 141 mm – Posted 165 mm - Weight: 27 gms Filling Mechanism: Side-Button Nib Grades: Fine, Medium, StubWriting mode: Fountain Pen
Fine Point CKSSNIB FINE
Medium Point CKSSNIB MED
Stub 1.1 MM Point CKSSNIB STUB
Conklin Self-FillingAdvertisement 1898-1908
Conklin Duragraph™Advertisement 1924
Conklin Self-filling penAdvertisement 1898 - 1908
Conklin GliderAdvertisement 1944
Conklin Self-Filling Advertisement 1898-1908
Conklin Nozac WordgaugeAdvertisement 1931-1938
Conklin GliderAdvertisement 1944
Conklin GliderAdvertisement 1944
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