Conklin Nozac

The Conklin Pen Company produced many fine writing instruments, no doubt their finest being the Nozac (no sac) range. Introduced in 1931, it was the work of industrial designer Louis Varvrik. It has a twist-fill piston filling system offering a much larger ink capacity than other pens of this era.

In 1932 a transparent window with a "word gauge" was added to show how many words could be written before running dry. "A pen without a word gauge is like a car without a gas gauge" was a common Conklin line of the time.

Perhaps the ultimate in Nozac pens was the Oversize (7 500 word) Red, Black and Silver Herringbone Word Gauge from the mid 30s. This is the pen featured as our logo.