Chris Robinson has been restoring and selling vintage fountain pens since 1976. She expanded her sales worldwide by launching this website - Vintage Fountain Pens Inc. in 2006.
We provide vintage fountain pens – restored and ready to use today and vintage desktop items. Vintage fountain pens are by their very nature second, third or even fourth hand, condition will vary and this is stated and reflected in the price.
A fountain pen gift box is available free of charge with each purchase upon request. Just tick the relevant box at checkout.
Our Sold Archive provides information to budding vintage fountain pen/desktop item collectors and social history students and is a permanent record of items of interest that we have sold. It is also an opportunity for potential customers to view recently sold items. Should you wish us to try to source another copy of a previously sold item a contact e-mail link is provided.
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This delightful – and rare - lever filling vintage fountain pen was made by the Conklin pen company in Ohio around 1925. Conklin are better known for their earlier crescent filling system – they introduced their first lever filling fountain pen in 1923. This model – the No. 26P – is made of hard rubber - the original chased design has been worn smooth with time. What we do still have though is the ornate cap crown and ring. It was the fashion at the time to make available to customers a ring top model that was designed to have a ribbon or chain through it to enable ladies to wear it around the neck or gentlemen to hang it from a watch chain. The barrel carries the imprint “Conklin Toledo Ohio Reg.U.S. Pat. Office” and the model number “No.26P”. The smooth medium to slightly broad gold nib states “Conklin 2 Toledo”. It is a small vintage fountain pen measuring 11cm with cap on and 14cm with cap on barrel end. Condition is good overall, there is some age wear as mentioned earlier and more than one ding in the cap crown, but this is reflected in the price and it remains a good example of its type and a stylish reflection of its era. It will sit well in a vintage fountain pen collection but will also serve as an everyday writer. All fountain pens are professionally serviced by Vintage Fountain Pens Inc. unless stated otherwise and bench tested prior to offering for sale. A further inspection is carried out before despatch. A gift box is available free of charge on request at checkout and filling instructions will be sent with your order.
Postage and packing
U.K. via Royal Mail Special Delivery: £7.00
Europe via Royal Mail International Signed For: £10.00
Rest of World via Royal Mail International Signed For: £12.00
The postage and packing charge is per order not per item, so if you buy more than one item you pay only one postage and packing charge (see our terms). These costs will be added to your invoice at checkout. Please select UK, Europe or World delivery to ensure you pay the right amount.
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Here is a little information about how this site works:
The Vintage Pens section initially shows all the pens currently in stock, displayed in a random order, over several pages. Clicking on the link below the pen illustration will reveal other pens available from the same manufacturer. An alternative method of finding a particular pen is to use the Search Catalogue section.
The Desktop Items section shows all the items currently in stock or, as with the Vintage Pens list, you can search for particular items such as an inkwell, desk calendar etc. by using Search Catalogue.
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