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Object ID 000580

Object Name Conklin Crescent Filler fountain pen

Object Desc Black and gold Conklin "Crescent Filler" fountain pen.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY000554a-b

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 pens,fountain pens,Conklin Pen Company,stationery items,office supplies,writing instrument,

Title Conklin Crescent Filler fountain pen

Description Black and gold Conklin "Crescent Filler" fountain pen. Gold-colored pen clip and accenting with a metal crescent detail on base of pen. Waved detailing on pen.


Approx Collection Date

Height 0

Length 4.25

Width 0

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

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Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details Pen is 4.25 inches long

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 CMY554a-b



Date MAR 21,2013

Summary Excellent Condition

Assessor Katherine Dickey

Notes Great condition, some black markings on pen clip