I have ultrasonically cleaned the feed, section, cap, barrel and NIB. Replaced the old sac with a new, #17 rubber sac. Hand polished the Conklin Clip, Double Gold Filled Cap Banding, and 14K Conklin Endura NIB. Cleaned, Buffed, Polished and Waxed the barrel and cap to bring back the vibrancy of fountain pen and to protect the celluloid. This Conklin Endura Symetrik is a standard size and measures 5 1/4" capped and 6" posted.
The fountain pen cap, barrel are in excellent condition with no chips, cracks or repairs. This one pops. Great color with no loss of the metallic essence to the brown panels. NO brassing, not even at the high points of the clip or two ring cap bands. Sharp imprint on the barrel that is stamped clearly and crisply with, "TRADE CONKLIN MARK TOLEDO OHIO USA ENDURA SYMETRIK". There are no monograms or personalizations to either the cap or barrel.
I have tested the Lever filling mechanism with water and ink and fills as it should.
The Conklin Endura NIB is 14K and has a bit of flex. The actual writing portion of the 14K Conklin Endura NIB has a fine/medium point measuring roughly .58mm when measured with digital calipers. When writing a sample with this NIB, it writes with a fine to double broad stroke / line. In the writing sample provided, the fine line measures at .55mm and double broad line measures 1.66mm when measuring with digital calipers. The writing sample was done with the actual pen in the images that is listed for sale. The writing sample was used by dipping the NIB in Parker Quink Blue-Black Ink.
Any specks of white in the images are from the cotton that I used to clean the barrel and cap.
This vintage Conklin Endura Symetrik Fountain Pen is a great example from Conklin with amazing color. I would consider this Conklin to grade in Excellent to Near Mint Condition as the color and gold filled trim are way above standard in terms of condition. This Conklin is ready to write or just add it to your writing arsenal collection - certainly a collector worthy fountain pen.
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