A week ago a good friend sent me a beautiful Duofold Senior Moderne Green & Pearl to to take a look as not loaded ink.
Could not load because whoever who installing the elastic ink reservoir 40/50 years ago -I estimate that by the solidification grade of the rubber- turned section with the pressure bar inside the barrel and twisting the sac preventing it to fulfill its role.
Although the sac were a curiosity that really struck me was his custom imprint that did not correspond , as more usual, a natural person , but to a legal person , being what we might today call "a advertising fountain pen" by promoting commercial services but with a expensive Parker
JAMES MCLEAN LTD GRAMS SPOTLESS GLASGOW
Driven by curiosity and while the fountain pen taking bath to soften rigor possible impurities inside barrel I introduced the name in the reference search engine and appeared to me , nothing less, a press with the Obituary that who appeared to have been Mr. McLean. A more refined search led me to internal documents their exciting business and reproduce here by permission and courtesy of Mr. Robert Pool author of an interesting collection of images of Glasgow.
Yesterday I returned the Duofold to my friend and I narrated him the intrahistoria over coffee who, in turn, allowed me to publish this entry.
Well, time to let these images speak:
Note. The clip has been mounting these days and it does not correspond exactly. Waiting to find the corresponding to a senior streamlined.
Edited by Lazard 20, 11 April 2014 - 12:42.