I have ultrasonically cleaned the NIB and feed. I have hand-cleaned the outside and inside of the cap and barrel. Replaced the old rubber sac with a new rubber sac. Hand polished the Conklin Gold Filled Clip, Smooth Cap Banding, and 14K Conklin Endura NIB. I have cleaned, buffed, and polished the barrel and cap to bring back the vibrancy of the fountain pen and to protect the celluloid. This Conklin Endura is a Standard size that measures 5 1/8" capped and 6 3/8" posted.
This fountain pen cap and barrel are in gorgeous condition with no chips, cracks, or repairs with the cap always securing tightly to the barrel. The black bronze celluloid color on this pen is very vibrant and consistent from the cap to the barrel. The cap has the Gold Filled Conklin Clip with PAT May 28, 1918 stamped displaying only a very minor hint of wear on the lower right end of the clip. The cap banding has the single Gold Filled Cap Banding display with no wear. The trim on this pen has very clean trim which is a real treat to see. The barrel is clearly stamped with, "Trade CONKLIN Mark TOLEDO OHIO U.S.A. ENDURA". The lever filler is stamped with "PAT NOV. 17, 1925". I have tested the filling mechanism with water and fills as it should. The Filling System works great and operates as it was intended to.
This Conklin Endura has a 14K Conklin Endura 14K Nib. The actual iridium tip on this Endura Nib has a medium point measuring roughly .73mm when measured with digital calipers. When writing a sample with this NIB, it writes with a fine to a broad stroke line. In the writing sample provided, the fine line measures at .47mm and will flex to a broad stroke measuring at 1.09mm with firm pressure when I measured with digital calipers. This Nib writes great with a fairly smooth line. The writing sample was done with the actual pen in the images that are listed for sale. The writing sample was performed by dipping the Nib in Montblanc Blue Ink.
This Conklin Standard Endura Fountain Pen in the Black and Bronze celluloid is a true specimen to hold. The trim is excellent and the coloring is extremely vibrant, such a gorgeous writing instrument. I would grade the pen in Excellent condition. It is ready to write with or just add it to your writing arsenal collection.
Payment & Security
Your payment information is processed securely. We do not store credit card details nor have access to your credit card information.