Conklin All American Fountain Pen - Lapis Blue M
This stunning Lapis Blue fountain pen is crafted from high-grade, hand-made Italian resins. The Conklin All American is impressively large in size, but beautifully balanced to sit comfortably in the hand. The screw cap and barrel are carefully tapered to provide a nice balance. The trademark Rocker Clip allows users to easily secure the pen to a shirt or coat pocket. The All American comes with a threaded, standard international converter and also uses reliable (short or long) standard international cartridges. The pen comes with a silver #6 steel nib.
The Conklin All American Collection
During the 1930s, at the dawn of the depression, Conklin launched a collection that was priced more affordably to the general public. The "All American" collection was offered in a variety of sizes, filling mechanisms and finishes with the aim of satisfying a growing market demand for good quality, but affordably priced writing instruments. Today this pen pays homage to the classic designs of the vintage Conklin era.
The All American collection draws its inspiration from the rich heritage of the Conklin brand, which was purchased and revived by Yafa in 2009. The rebooted All American has been made with careful consideration. Using the finest European materials, manufactured in Asia, assembled and distributed from Canoga Park, California, it pays tribute to its roots with a "Toledo, Ohio" engraving on its nib and barrel. This collection brings a vibrant, contemporary style to a classic, oversize streamlined design.
Established in 1898, the Conklin pen company is regarded as one of the most significant and innovative American writing instrument companies in the golden era of fountain pens.
Founder Roy Conklin from Toledo, Ohio, is recognized for creating one of the worlds first self-filling fountain pens. Thanks to Conklins work, the design of fountain pens became more practical for public use when his patent for the first automatic filling mechanism went through in 1897.
In 1903, legendary American author Mark Twain expressed his praise, saying, ;''I prefer it to ten other fountain pens, because it carries its filler in its own stomach, and I cannot mislay even by art or intention. Twain became the official spokesman for the Conklin Pen Company, and discovered yet another benefit to the Crescent Filler, stating, Also, I prefer it because it is a profanity saver; it can't roll off the desk.''