Vintage Pens: Conklin Glider

Vintage Pens: 4014 Conklin Glider
Era: 1930-1939   Fountain Pen Nib Size: F
Price: $39.99
Own a piece of a scandal. When the venerable Conklin Pen Co. got bought out and moved to Chicago in 1938, it is rumored to have become a shell company for the mob. A couple of people have made potentially loose connections to that rumor but nothing is concrete. This Conklin Glider was around the cusp of 1940. You see great use of celluloids for the pen like this green one, but their quality control degraded sharply from their earlier days. We hope we have saved this pen, but we aren't sure. The clip, lever and lever wire are severely rusted. We cleaned as much of it up as we could and installed a new ink sac. It has a nice, smooth 14k gold nib that writes a fine line. Unfortunately, we don't know how long the lever wire and lever or clip will hold out. Discounted and sold as is, no returns. Good for first inexpensive experiment into vintage pens or good for parts to repair a better vintage Glider. 13.1cm capped.