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Need Info On Parker 21 Desk Set

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#1 mqasim13

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Posted 25 December 2014 - 22:11

So I found this parker 21 desk set at an antique shop, and picked it up for $12. It had a lot of dried up blue ink (guessing it's parker superchrome) which I have been cleaning. I am wondering if there is any information about the desk set itself. The lady at the antique store dated it back to the 1940s which seems plausible. The rotary drum clock has a us patent  no of 2335863. After looking that up it shows that the clock was invented by Edward Kottle in 1943, but there is no mention of it being licensed to be used for a desk pen set. If anyone has any information about this please share. Any information will be appreciated. 

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Posted 25 December 2014 - 23:44

If I remember clearly Parker introduced the "21" desk pen in

the early 1950's. The desk base in your photograph would have

been for a more upscale Parker pen..although..the marriage

of the two is looking really nice.................................

The antique dealer's intent was good...You did well...............

 

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Posted 26 December 2014 - 02:45

If I remember clearly Parker introduced the "21" desk pen in
the early 1950's. The desk base in your photograph would have
been for a more upscale Parker pen..although..the marriage
of the two is looking really nice.................................
The antique dealer's intent was good...You did well...............
 
   Fred



#4 mqasim13

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Posted 26 December 2014 - 02:46

Research on the parker 21 shows it was first introduced in 1948. I really want to learn more about the desk set, when it was made, how much it was sold for etc.

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Posted 26 December 2014 - 19:13

Research on the parker 21 shows it was first introduced in 1948. I really want to learn more about the desk set, when it was made, how much it was sold for etc.

 

 When was the Parker "21" desk pen introduced? Early 1950's

 

 Not the fountain pen..which was introduced in 1948.

 

If you have any information to contradict "Desk Pen" being

introduced in early 1950's...please give citation{s}...

Re: Pen Base....looks like a Magic Wand pen base for a Parker "51"....

with a perpetual calendar....If you want specific information...re

material..pricing.........you will need a period catalog...perhaps 

someone reading this will provide.............................................

 

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Posted 27 December 2014 - 23:34

That is a really nice base on that. Regardless of whether it goes with a 21 or a 51...


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Posted 28 December 2014 - 03:07

Currently on eBay a double pen desk set with the same style base and calendar is offered with two Parker 21 pens.  This may not be conclusive, but it suggests that you pen and base are not a marriage.  



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Posted 28 December 2014 - 19:36

Currently on eBay a double pen desk set with the same style base and calendar is offered with two Parker 21 pens.  This may not be conclusive, but it suggests that you pen and base are not a marriage.  

That's really interesting. So what you're suggesting is this base may actually be for a Parker 21. Is there any other information out there? Like when this base was made etc. 



#9 mqasim13

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Posted 28 December 2014 - 19:46

That is a really nice base on that. Regardless of whether it goes with a 21 or a 51...

Thanks... I was very happy with this find. I figure no matter what it is, you can't go wrong for $12. 







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