Vintage Pens: Parker Duofold Jr.
Vintage Pens: 3702 Parker Duofold Jr.
Every jazz daddy in the 1920s needed cutting-edge pen set in orange, and this Parker Duofold Jr fountain pen in "red" hard rubber was the trend setter of the Roaring '20s. Fully restored with new ink sac, this vintage pen is nearly 100 years old with all of its original parts, including the classic "Christmas tree" inkfeed. Click the headline for close-ups. The cap is free of cracks, and it has the slightly raised cap band! The imprint is strong and crisp. The original 14k gold nib writes firm, smooth, juicy medium line. The only flaw on the pen is a teeny hairline crack from the breather down to the word "Duofold." The pencil is a slightly younger model Junior made from "permanite." It still works and comes with a 1.1mm lead, hardened old eraser and several back-up leads. The tail cap doesn't go 100% down but 98% isn't too bad.