Grandpas Fountain Pens. Home Contact Us Vintage Restored – coming soon! On the workbench – coming soon! Unless otherwise noted, all vintage pens have been restored with great attention to detail. Parker Pens. To preserve the cap lip posting is not recommended Trim — Beyond an area of brassing along the high spot of the clip ball, clip plating is very good.
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For those of us concerned with when a pen was made, Parker is the sweetest of trim will be necessary to identify pens like the Duofold which span decades.
Date codes 2. Nib codes 3. Hallmarks and other markings 4. Condition codes 5. Abbreviation codes. In mid Parker began marking most pens and pencils with a date code, both the barrel and the nibs were marked, but lacking a date code doesn’t necessarily mean that the pen was made pre, since many imprints have been worn off with use. The first date codes, found for example on the Vacumatics, consists of two digits, the first one denoting the quarter of production, the second denoting the production year.
Hence a “47” marking on a ‘s pen indicate that the pen was produced in the fourth quarter of , not , which is a common misconception. In the second quarter of this system was however changed to save production time, and a new date code, using a system of dots, was adopted. The stamp initially had three dots and for each quarter one dot was filed down leaving none for the fourth quarter.
Some early thoughts on the Parker Duofold International Big Red fountain pen.
For obvious reasons it’s virtually impossible to list all the pens made by Parker from this period. Partly because there was a constant tinkering going on and since all pens were more or less hand made there are discrepancies, prototypes and repairs made with different spares. Partly because Parker also made alot of pens by order. If You wanted a pen with a gold band engraved with that special flower, Parker would most probably have accomodated You.
I will however try to list as many catalogued models as possible and at the same time tell the early story of the production advances of the Parker Pen Company in th earliest days, before the Duofold.
Parker 27 – Parker Junior Duofold Fountain Pen. Burgundy. Made in England Date: c. Decorated cap band. Aerometric filler. cm long. No 10 14K nib.
He received his first fountain pen related patent in The company’s first successful pen, released in , was the Parker Jointless. The Lucky Curve feed was used in various forms until From the s to the s, before the development of the ballpoint pen , Parker was either number one or number two in worldwide writing instrument sales. In Parker created Quink quick drying ink , which eliminated the need for blotting. In , the company introduced its Liquid Lead pencil which used liquid graphite to write like a pen.
Unfortunately, the Scripto company had introduced a similar product called Fluidlead a few months previously.
Dating An English Duofold
Parker Duofold Fountain Pen – Junior “Big Red”. $ Vintage Parker Fountain Pen Dark Red Made in UK Date Code L. $
Cropping up often enough to convince aficianados of correctness of the find, this one is a bit of an in-betweener. Most convincing is that when they are found in the wild they have mid-late date codes, just about the time the switchover would be expected to occur. I have- if i recall correctly- all three colors in both sizes in my personal collection. This one packs the expected code. The nib is the pre- chevron or “V” nib and is marked just Parker Pen, as with all of these found from Any of these triple-band pens is well less common than the later style and the only single jewel variant is less common still.
This one has clean trim with slight high piont brassing. Color is OK- barrel is a bit darker than cap. Nib is a cool wet-writing high flex nib. Large model Standard. Brown Pearl Celluloid. Flex nib. Broad Flex nib.
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Cross Forum Sheaffer Forum. About This Site. The Parker Duofold “Big Red” is one of the quintessential vintage pens. It is possible that more words have been written about this pen and the later Parker 51 than any other. There are abundant advertising references, as Parker was a very heavy advertiser, and the Duofold was most successful, being one of the best selling pens for nearly a decade.
The “candy mesh” Parker Victory such as this might date to late s. Candy-mesh Pen J: Parker Duofold (England) probably late s $ SOLD.
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Restoring a Parker 75
The centennial pen holds more than twice as much ink compared to pens of its time and has a visbible edition reservoir. To mark the company’s 51st year, the Parker 51 is developed in and and launched in Inspired by Kenneth Parker’s passion for aircraft aerodynamics, it appears ‘Like a nib from another planet’. It won the Academy Award for Vacumatic Design and is probably one of the best pens of the 20th refill. Eisenhower by his friend Kenneth Parker.
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The ultimate guide in the Parker Pen jungle and an invaluable asset for fountain advances of the Parker Pen Company in th earliest days, before the Duofold.
The New York World’s Fair opens. The pen contained a small amount of moon dust. Four unique sterling silver Parker 75 pens are custom-made. The first version of the Sonnet appears, continuing the use of the ‘Cisele’ pattern from the original Parker. Parker 5th technology, together with Parker Ingenuity are introduced, revolutionising the pen industry with an innovative mode of writing. PARKER celebrates the act of writing parker collecting, vintage parker sharing written words from global and local opinion leaders that inspire, pass through time parker travel date-codes nations for future generations.
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