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Object ID 000576

Object Name Conklin's Self-Filling Fountain Pen case

Object Desc Brown wood and green velvet Conklin's Self-Filling Fountain Pen display case. Case set at a 25-30 degree angle.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY000552

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Stationery Items


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Grundy's Book exhibit

Object Date

Start Year Range

End Year Range 1949

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords display case,pens,fountain pens,Conklin Pen Company,stationery items,

Title Conklin's Self-Filling Fountain Pen case

Description Brown wood and green velvet Conklin's Self-Filling Fountain Pen display case. Case set at a 25-30 degree angle. Ridges in green velvet liner to better display pens. Green metal "Conklin's" sign across top of case.


Approx Collection Date

Height 1

Length 7

Width 7

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details Display case is 7 inches long and 7 inches wide. It is 1 inch tall at the middle of the case, but ranges from .5 inches to 1.5 inches tall

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Conklin Pen Company

Maker Details In 1897, Roy Conklin invented a pen using a Crescent Filler system, which was patented in 1901 and improved in 1903. He started a company in 1898 called the Self Fountain Pen Company in Toledo, OH. But after it incorporated in 1901 the name was changed to the Conklin Pen Manufacturing Company. Conklin retired in 1907 and the company was remaned the Conklin Fountain Pen Company. The Cresent Filler Clip was also introduced that year. In 1910, they began to produce screw on caps. The company was a part of the "Big Four" of pen manufacturers and produced first tier pens.In 1938, the company sold to a Chicago syndicate. In 1941, the company was sold to the Starr Pen Company, but the company folded in 1949.The "Crescent Filler" was Mark Twain's pen of choice.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY552



Date MAR 21,2013

Summary Excellent Condition

Assessor Katherine Dickey

Notes Some wear on the bottom left and a right corners of case. Metal sign has several small and thin white scratches (appx. 15)