|This Conklin model 30P is a Black Chased Hard Rubber
pen with a pocket clip and a 1/4" gold cap band. The nib is a
Conklin Toledo 3 fine with some flex. The hardware shows no
brassing and the pen has no significant gouges or dings. The 30P
model number indicates a size 3 pen & nib, the 0 a standard (not
slim) size 3 barrel, and the P a short/pocket pen. The nib is a
Conklin Toledo 3, fine with some flex.
The crescent is imprinted on only one side which, as I understand it, indicates an earlier, pre 1919, production date.
This pen was oxidized, although not badly, when I acquired it, and I chose to re-blacken it with Pensbury Manor Potion No. 9.
|This is the pen as it was when I acquired it. You
can clearly see where the cap protected the section and top of the
barrel from oxidation. The pen was brown.
|This is the pen after re-blackening.