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#1 StevenV

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Posted 05 March 2017 - 10:35

Good Morning,

 

im a student from Germany. Yesterday i visited my Grandpa an he gave me the top of a pen. I dont know what it is called in English... 

I want to know from when this part is because he told me it is from his father.

I can just read Conklin 3 Toledo on the one site.

Ive searched for a compareable part on googlemaxresdefault.jpg

Just the top seems to be sharper....

Can you help me?

 

Steven



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Posted 05 March 2017 - 13:12

Welcome home.  Pull up a stump and set a spell. That part is called the nib. It is from the American fountain maker Conklin when they were still based in Toledo, Ohio.  The "3" was the size of the nib and it likely came from one of the more conventional lever filled models.  IIRC the heart shaped hole makes it one of the latter Conklins just before the factory was moved.

 

That image though is from the internet.  Do you have a picture of your actual nib?


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#3 StevenV

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Posted 05 March 2017 - 13:37

Thank you!

I made pics with my mobile, but they are not the best

http://www.directupl...zccgopm_png.htm

http://www.directupl...66cfoew_png.htm

Can you tell me from which year it could be?



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Posted 05 March 2017 - 14:10

I'm sorry but the site you are using is horrid.  I will not connect to that site.

 

But a Conklin Toledo nib would be prior to 1938.


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#5 StevenV

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Posted 05 March 2017 - 14:39

okey where can i upload a screenshot that u will look at?

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Can you tell me is this woth anything? I mean i will not sell it but i just wanna know?

And its real gold right?


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Posted 05 March 2017 - 14:46

It's real gold.  It's likely worth far more than the value of the gold to someone who repairs old Conklin fountain pens. It's most likely 14 carat gold. The gold value is likely $10-15.00 but to a collector or someone who repairs such pens it's likely worth $25.00-50.00.


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#7 StevenV

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Posted 05 March 2017 - 20:52

Okey thank you.

Is there any way to find out from exactly which year this one is?



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Posted 05 March 2017 - 23:23

Okey thank you.

Is there any way to find out from exactly which year this one is?

No.


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Posted 12 May 2017 - 15:34

Conklin made wonderfully flexible nibs that can be a pleasure to write with. If you like that sort of thing, I'd encourage you to restore the pen and use it for note-taking, journaling and sketching. A good pen can be life-improving.

I've also noticed that they impress girls.





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