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Conklin Pen Identification

conklin gold nib 14k leverfiller lever filler vintage

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#1 Jobesmirage


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Posted 28 April 2020 - 23:57

Hi Everyone, 


I picked up one of these a while ago and I don't know enough about Conklins to correctly identify this pen and was wondering if anyone knew the model/name?


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#2 Wahl


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Posted 29 April 2020 - 15:42

I would say, a Glider model, Chicago production 1941.

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Posted 30 April 2020 - 00:06

I would say, a Glider model, Chicago production 1941.

It definitely reminds me of a glider as well however this pen lacks the striped celluloid that that the model is known for. 




in fact it seems like it is outside of the colors made.  I wonder if its a late production pen made in the same way but with whatever materials they had left... 

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Posted 30 April 2020 - 00:53

It looks like an early Chicago production Endura.  They came in marbled wraparound celluloid like this pen has but I haven't seen one with the inkview window before.  The nib looks like a Toledo so, if the barrel says Chicago, that would date it to around 1938 or early 1939.  Interesting pen.  


Nice crab.  Where did you find it? 

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Posted 22 May 2020 - 04:32

The crabs are Japanese. They make a cat, too, but they don’t sell them here.

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