I clearly did not inherit my mother’s neat penmanship.
The 1920’s Conklin Endura is a fantastically wet and smooth writer, on par or slightly better than my Estie. There’s something wrong with the cap, I think the lower threads are stripped, so I had to put a little cloth tape on the barrel to provide enough grip for the cap to stay on. That’s not too bad a flaw for a nearly 90-year old daily-use fountain pen.
The second pen of the set is a 1950’s Shaeffer “Snorkel” fountain pen, and it’s possibly the most intricate and baffling mechanism I’ve ever seen in a pen. This one I may end up sending to a pen restorer just because the parts and tools needed cost as much as a full restoration. :P