Edited by PenHero on August 13, 2017, 2:23 pm
This is a Conklin Endura red marble pen and pencil set made after the sale of the company in 1938 and the move of the company's assets to Chicago in 1939, when the new owners started making true Conklin Chicago pens. It probably dates c1940. Early examples follow the designs of the pens made in Toledo, like this set. It's has Chicago and Endura stamped on the barrel, bridging the old and the new. The 5 1/4 inch long pen has the 1935 patent clip and the 14 karat gold Cushon Point nib. The Conklin Crest appears below the clip on both the pen and pencil, another nod to earlier Toledo made pens. It does not have the patent stamped Crescent tipped lever, indicating that Toledo made parts were probably starting to be used up. Original selling prices and other available materials other than black are unknown.