Vintage Pens: Parker Duofold
Vintage Pens: 2068 Parker Duofold
At the height of the Great Depression, Parker's flagship Vacumatic pens were too expensive for many people. As such, they resuscitated the recently retired Duofold name for a popular second-tier pen in their line up. It's striped art deco design remained so popular, that it was updated with a vacumatic filler midway through its production run. This standard size second generation Parker Duofold sports a 1941 date code. We restored its filler with a new diaphragm. This green-and-tan pattern seems to be rarer to us than the more common red-and-grey and blue-and-grey models. There are no cracks or deep blemishes, but it has a lot of light surface wear that dulls its luster. The barrel has remarkable see-through clarity. There is light brassing on the cap bands and clip. The original 14k gold nib writes a smooth fine line. 13.1cm capped.