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Established in 1898, the Conklin Pen Company founded by Roy Conklin, an innovator from Toledo, Ohio USA, is today regarded as one of the most significant and innovative American writing instruments manufacturers from the golden era of fountain pens.

Roy Conklin registered the patent for the first working automatic filling mechanism in 1897 and is recognized as creating one of the world’s first practical self-filling fountain pens. The Crescent fillerTM soon proved to be a success world-wide.

Thanks to Roy Conklin, owner and inventor, the fountain pen was ultimately made more practical and convenient for the public with his patented invention of the Crescent FillerTM. The Crescent FillerTM has a piece of metal shaped like a crescent moon, that extends from the side of the pen, and was the key to a simple and easy one-handed way to self-fill the pen with ink. The simple depression of the crescent engages the internal pressure bar to collapse the built-in rubber sac. Releasing the crescent allows incoming ink to fill the sac. In 1903, Mark Twain, the legendary American author, expressed the virtues of this unique self-filling fountain pen and became the official spokesman for The Conklin Pen Company. Mark Twain discovered yet another benefit to Conklin’s Crescent FillerTM stating, “Also, I prefer it because it is a profanity saver’ it cannot roll off the desk”.

More than 120 years later, today’s Conklin Pen Company is striving to continue in the same spirit of bold innovation, while still providing the highest quality available in fine writing instruments throughout the world.

Today, the Conklin Pen Company, continues this tradition of innovation and excellence by offering unique limited edition and regular edition writing instruments of the highest quality.

Based on the original designs of early models, all Conklin pens are manufactured by artisans dedicated to producing writing instruments worthy of their legendary name.

Even in today’s impersonal world, we choose to offer a life-time guarantee to our customers throughout the life of the original owner, satisfaction guaranteed.

Every Conklin fountain pen is available in a choice of six smooth writing nib grade widths allowing for the ideal choice for your individual handwriting style.

Each nib bears the Conklin ® brand name, the historic “ Toledo, USA” mark with the special crescent shaped breathing hole and is individually tested by our quality control team for a premium writing quality performance.

Conklin pens will appeal to any enthusiast who appreciate the fine designs of popular vintage style writing instruments from the golden era, or a connoisseur of fine writing instruments who wishes to stand out from the crowd, but at the same time, wishes to retain a touch of the same time, and to retain a touch of the elegance of vintage designs.



Affordably priced to be enjoyed by everyone, we feel that the modern Conklin® pen truly lives up to the original founder's desire to provide the sort of reliability today's modern consumer requires, while also addressing the need for individual style that sets trend setters apart from those who merely follow. From the almost Victorian elegance of the Conklin® Crescent filler ®, to the sleek lines of the Herringbone, there is a Conklin® pen for everyone!