Seth Crocker established the Chilton Pen Company in 1923. This is the same person that established the Crocker Pen Company. The company operated in Boston Massachusetts from 1923 to1926. It was then moved to Long Island City, New York. The Depression to its toll on the company and it moved to Summit New Jersey in 1939.
The early pens are well made and can be compared to the best of Waterman or Parker. The quality remained good until the 1930ís when depression forced cutbacks in the material and workmanship.
The pens used a pump filling system that allows the pens to hold a great deal of ink. The pen has a tube inside that works like the later Sheaffer Touch Down Fillers. The fillers are very easy to make and very efficient. The ink sac in a standard size Chilton is larger than a Parker Duofold Sr.
Chilton pens were not marketed nationally until the 1930ís. They tend to be found in the northeast part of the United Stated where they were made. Unfortunately they are hard to find out side of that area.