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Vintage Conklin Endura Vs. Duragraph Identification


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#1 sztainbok

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Posted 30 October 2019 - 14:35

For a while I have been trying to understand the differences between a Conklin Duragraph and an early 1924 Endura hard rubber model and I have not been able to see the difference.

In the 1926 catalog, I can see more differentiation, because the Endura barrels are made of Pyroxilin in a variety of colors, however the shape and design appears to remain the same as the Duragraph model.

Below is Duragraph ad that I found online

 

fpn_1572444490__conklin_duragraph_ad.jpg

 

And here is a picture of Endura pens extracted from the 1924 Conklin catalog.

 

fpn_1572444554__endura.jpg

 

They appear to me exactly the same from the outside.

Perhaps there is some differentiation in details I can't see such as inscriptions or other.

I would appreciate input on this issue.

Victor. 


Edited by sztainbok, 30 October 2019 - 14:36.


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#2 Wahl

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Posted 31 October 2019 - 20:26

The Duragraph was manufactured exclusively during 1924.

 

In July 1924, for reasons unknown, Conklin renamed the model as Endura.

 

It is exactly the same pen.



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Posted 03 November 2019 - 10:57

I understand Wahl, but I have seen online pens identified as Duragraph and others as Endura. There must be a way to idenfify if it is one or the other??



#4 Wahl

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Posted 03 November 2019 - 11:23

These are my Enduras, they are all clearly marked as such.

As far as I know the Duragraph are also marked.

 

 

If you are interested in Conklin, I recommend the excellent book by my friend Alfonso Mur, "El legado de Conklin", also in English as "The Conklin legacy".7Ycitgi.jpg


Edited by Wahl, 03 November 2019 - 11:29.


#5 sztainbok

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Posted 03 November 2019 - 11:27

Beautiful collection! I love the lapislazuli blue...



#6 sztainbok

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Posted 03 November 2019 - 13:23

If you are interested in Conklin, I recommend the excellent book by my friend Alfonso Mur, "El legado de Conklin", also in English as "The Conklin legacy".

Thanks for the reference. I have been searching online for the Spanish version and was unable to find a vendor. Could you help me find a vendor that could have a copy?

I did find an English language version at the Fountain Pen Hospital, New York, but I prefer to read the Spanish version.

Thank you, Victor.



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Posted 03 November 2019 - 16:47

I will ask Alfonso Mur, we have the Madrid Penshow in a couple of weeks :thumbup:



#8 sztainbok

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Posted 03 November 2019 - 18:13

I will ask Alfonso Mur, we have the Madrid Penshow in a couple of weeks :thumbup:

Thank you.



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Posted 04 November 2019 - 14:00

Such great colours! I spy pistachio ice cream :-)


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#10 sztainbok

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Posted 11 November 2019 - 21:21

I received "The Conklin Legacy" by Alfonso Mur. It has to be the most comprehensive book written on Conklin.

It intertwines the social and economic environment with the competition in the pen business and the evolution of the company and Conklin models in great detail. Pictures are wonderful and cover all models.

There is also a section on the evolution of the components (nibs, collectors, clips, crescent locks, etc.) in such detail that it helps date the pens in your collection. 

It is a must for serious Conklin collectors.

By the way, in the book I found the answer to my question about differentiation between Endura and Duragraph. They are marked on the barrel with the model name.

Victor.


Edited by sztainbok, 11 November 2019 - 21:34.


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Posted 16 November 2019 - 18:51

Duragraphs have longer holder.

that`s the only difference I can find.








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