Vintage Pens: Parker Duofold
Vintage Pens: 2791 Parker Duofold
It was fashionable to wear a pen from a necklace or watch fob in the 1920s. An orange Parker Duofold was the fashion statement of the jazz age, and this ringtop is a nice example. We restored it with a new ink sac and pressure bar. This is the permanite version with a crisp imprint, not a hard rubber model. The original 14k gold nib writes a fine line with a tiny bit of flex. You can get the line close to 1mm wide, but it is barely semi-flex and no wet noodle. The feed is a slightly Vacumatic-era replacement. Click the headline for close-ups of the pen. The tail has wear from posting. The cap has a really faint line of wear that on other pens might look similar to a name having been removed, but this looks more like something a very long time ago dripped down the side and removed a layer. It doesn't go all the way down, nor is its barely visible outline even. Easily overlooked, if you aren't paying close attention. It is facing the camera in the pic. Can you see it? 11.7cm capped.