Translations:Conklin/17/en

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Chronology

Year Event
1898 the company is founded by Roy Conklin in Toledo, Ohio as Self-Filling Fountain Pen Company
1901 the Self Fountain Pen Co. is renamed as Conklin Pen Manufacturing Co
1903 the company hires Mark Twain as testimonial in its advertisement campaign
1904 Roy Conklin retires selling his quotes on the company (or 1907)
1907 the Conklin Pen Manufacturing Co was renamed Conklin Pen Company (do not match with patent data)
1909 the company starts imprinting "trade mark crescent filler" on the crescent of crescent filler
1916 the company introduces its spring clip
1918 the company starts imprinting its brand name Conklin on the other side of crescent filler cescent
1921 the company introduces the first lever filler models
1923 the company introduces the Duragraph
1924 the company introduces the Endura
1925 the company retires the crescent filler
1929 the company introduces the Black and Pearl color on the Endura
1930 the company introduces the All-American sub-brand for economic production (uncertain date[1])
1930 the company retires the Endura Flattop version
1930 the company introduces the Streamlined Endura Symetrik
1931 the company introduces the Nozac
1932 the company introduces the Word gauge on the Nozac
1937 the company introduces the One Stroke
1937 the company introduces the Cushon Point nibs
1938 the company retires the Endura Symetrik
1938 the company retires the Nozac
1938 all Conklin assets are sold to a Chicago investor group
1938 the company introduces the Glider
1939 Conklin production is transferred to Chicago
1948 the company ceases operations
  1. All-American models are shown in the 1930-31 Conklin catalog.