Conklin founded by Roy Conklin in 1898 was already in the fountain pen business since 1891.
The company's success was mainly due to a new loading system called Crescent filler. This was the first truly efficient and functional automatic fountain filling system based on the compression of the rubber tank.
After a gradual decline in the 1940s, the brand was recreated in 2000 with a production of pens that incorporates the stylistic figures of the golden years of Conklin.