The Mark Twain Crescent Filler fountain pen. In 1898, Roy Conklin invented and patented the self-filling pen known as the Crescent Filler, and now it is recognized as the world's first practical self-filling fountain pen.
In 1903, Mark Twain, the legendary American author, expressed the virtues of this unique self-filling fountain pen by saying, “I prefer it to ten other fountain pens, because it carries its filler in its own stomach and I can not mislay even by art or intention.” Becoming 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.”
Dimensions: Close 5.57 inches - Posted 6.5 inches - Weight 27 gms
Trim: Black/Rose Gold Trim or Green/Gold Trim
Nib Grades: Fine, Medium, Stub
Filling Mechanism: Crescent Fill
Writing Mode: Fountain Pen
Edition: Regular Edition