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#1 Salerno_AFG

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 14:55

Can someone please ID this Parker pen? I have done alot of research but everything is not adding up. Every Parker Deluxe Challenger I look at that has 3 rings on the barrel does not have the same clip, is this a transitional model between 1935 to 1937 when the solid band was introduced with this clip design? Every earlier model I find has the ball clip with 3 rings. Thanks for your help.


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Posted 28 January 2013 - 15:37

Two points to consider.

1. Clips are very easy to change. Your spear clip could easily be a replacement.

2. Transitions between features weren't necessarily crisp. They could ooze through a transition to use up old parts. We often see Parkers with features from two model lines.

To sum, your pen could have come from the factory or a repair workbench - it's impossible to absolutely know. Regardless, it's a charming old pen that I personally would accept as is.

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 20:57

What does the barrel engraving say? Does it say "Challenger"? I have the same exact pen in gray, but the engraving says only "PARKER", with no model name. So, my pen is not a Challenger but a Depression, also called Thrift Time.

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 00:51

Can someone please ID this Parker pen? I have done alot of research but everything is not adding up. Every Parker Deluxe Challenger I look at that has 3 rings on the barrel does not have the same clip, is this a transitional model between 1935 to 1937 when the solid band was introduced with this clip design? Every earlier model I find has the ball clip with 3 rings. Thanks for your help.


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If you haven't already, check out Fountain Pens of the World, the plate on page 85, 3rd pen from the left in the top row; slender de luxe Challenger. To me, it looks very similar.

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 01:17

The Imprint says Parker Deluxe Challenger
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