About Us


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Established in 1898, the Conklin Pen Company® founded by Roy Conklin, an innovator from Toledo, Ohio USA, is today regarded as one of the most significant and innovative American writing instruments manufacturers from the golden era of fountain pens.

Roy Conklin registered the patent for the first working automatic filling mechanism in 1897 and is recognized as creating one of the world’s first practical self-filling fountain pens. 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.

In 1903, Mark Twain, the legendary American author, expressed the virtues of this unique self-filling fountain pen and became the official spokesman for The Conklin Pen Company®. Mark Twain discovered yet another benefit to Conklin’s Crescent Filler™ stating, “Also, I prefer it because it is a profanity saver’ it cannot roll off the desk”.

More than 120 years later, today’s Conklin Pen Company® is striving to continue in the same spirit of bold innovation, while still providing the highest quality available in fine writing instruments throughout the world.