Vintage Pens: Conklin 75
Vintage Pens: 1664 Conklin 75
Mark Twain called the Conklin Crescent line of fountain pens a profanity saver, as the pens wouldn't roll off his desk. Our Conklin Crescent 75 was the granddaddy of the Crescent line. It is freakin' huge with the largest monster of a 14k gold size 7 nib we've ever seen! Click the headline for close-up of the nib and the cap band with a Freemason's symbol. We restored this black-chased-hard-rubber pen with a tanker of a new ink sac. Given the 1918 patent mark on the clip, we suspect this pen was made in the late teens or early 1920s. You won't find any cracks in the rubber. Its chasing is faded and there is chocolate hazing, but the pen is in excellent condition. True, the trim has a little brassing, but it shouldn't be too distracting. You will LOVE the semi-flex to flex nib! 14.3cm capped.