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Conklin 3 Toledo


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

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http://img5.fotos-hochladen.net/uploads/screenshot2017et40qlvrfo.png

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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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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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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