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Can Anybody Tell Me About This Parker Duofold Pen And Pencil Set?

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#1 fpkid

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Posted 28 August 2014 - 18:09

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I recently got this parker Duofold from my grandpa.  I have been doing a lot of research and I haven't really come up with anything.  I know it is a Duofold, and I think it is probably streamline, but I couldn't find anything about the original box that it is in, and the date it was all made, and the pen and pencil set together.  I don't even know if the directions are commonly found with Duofolds from this era.  Anyways, if you have ANY information about this awesome pen I would love to hear about it.  Thanks!


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#2 skipwilliams

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Posted 28 August 2014 - 18:21

It's hard to tell whether its' a Streamlined Senior or Junior Duofold.  Senior 129mm?  Junior 114mm" capped should be the measurement according to Zazove's book.

 

The imprint looks like a 1929 with Duofold inline and Patented underneath

 

It's Permanite, red/orange, Dupont-made plastic.

 

The nib is a later replacement, Vacumatic nib, not something that would have been fitted to pens made in1929

 

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#3 pen lady

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Posted 28 August 2014 - 19:58

If the leaflet is original with the pen, check at the bottom of the last page you might find a date code looking something like "6/29".  The last figures are usally the year it was printed.  Are you able to ask Grandpa?  It's a lovely gift BTW but be a bit careful 80+ year old plastic can be a little fragile.



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Posted 28 August 2014 - 21:31

What a nice pressie!

The box is a much later box, and so not original to the pen/pencil set, as it has the last parker logo ( ie not the current one), that I think was introduced around 1958 or so.

Enjoy anyway, cheers, paul





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