By Ron Dutcher
Not to be confused with Roy Conklin of the Conklin Pen Co. of Toledo, Alex Conklin of New York made dip pens. Nearly all of the pens that I have seen were pearl handled, dainty ladies pens, but the nibs had very sweet flex with a nice smooth iridium point. Other than the pens themselves, I have not been able to find any other mention of Alex Conklin Pen Co.
This article is part of the Manhattan Pen Makers Project, originated by Ron L. Dutcher. Except for typographical corrections, the text is as Ron published it. Ron wanted to include photos of advertisements or pens from each maker; he had some photos, but the gallery was far from complete. Photos here are a mixture of what Ron had and what I have been able to add from my own photo library. As with other reference articles on this site, you should not take this information as absolutely authoritative or complete.