Mark Twain Crescent Filler Collection

Conklin Mark Twain Crescent Filler Black Chase

Conklin Mark Twain Crescent Filler Black Chase
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Established in 1898, the Conklin Pen Company is regarded as one of the most significant and innovative American writing instruments manufacturers from the golden era of fountain pens.
Located in Toledo, Ohio, founder Roy Conklin registered the patent for the first working automatic filling mechanism in 1897 and is recognized as creating one of the worlds first practical self-filling fountain pen. The Crescent Filler 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 Filler. The Crescent Filler 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.

The Mark Twain has a stainless steel nib and rose gold plated trims.

In 1903, Mark Twain, the legendary American author, expressed the virtues of this unique self-filling fountain pen by saying, "I prefer it to ten other fountain pens, because it carries its filler in its own stomach, and I can not mislay even by art or intention. Also, I prefer it because it is a profanity saver; it cannot roll off the desk."