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My Geat-Grandfather's Parker Duofold

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#1 MachiavelliPCarney

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Posted 19 June 2015 - 19:41

Hello, I am interested in repairing my great-grandfather's red parker duofold. I believe to be from the late 20's but I that is just a guess and any information would be lovey. I enjoy history lessons. I would like to know what trim it is,(e.g. lucky curve, jounior, etc.) when it was made, and what size sac and other parts I will need. General repair tips are also quite welcome.

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Carl Carney

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#2 welch

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Posted 19 June 2015 - 21:16

- Start with Tony Fischier's great Parkerpens.net. His original Duofold section is at http://parkerpens.net/duofold.html.

That will give you background on the Duofold, including why it is an important pen.

 

- For more details, post at the Fountain Pen Board, which has some of the most serious pen collectors. 

 

For restoration: send it to a professional. There are many great people, talented, experienced, people who know the old Duofolds. I can't suggest any one of the group because there are so many. 

 

Tony begins his Duofold essay: "The Duofold is the pen that actually made the Parker Company one of the greatest pen-manufacturers of the world." Congratulations. You have inherited something special. That you inherited it from your great-grandfather is even more special.


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#3 Mauricio

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Posted 19 June 2015 - 21:21

Parker Duofold Jr. with two narrow bands on the cap, made in the 1920s. Great high quality pen. The gripping section looks like someone left some plier marks. The nib seems to be set out to far out. If you do not have experience with repairing vintage pens, you will be better off sending it to a competent pen repair person. A family heirloom fountain pen cannot be replaced!


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#4 Sasha Royale

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Posted 19 June 2015 - 23:02

One of several Big Red Duofolds was in my shirt pocket, when I bent over to pick up something.  The 1925-era Parker fell from my pocket.  It hit the floor horizontally, and shattered like a tea cup.  No matter how tough we were in our youth, as we near 100 years old, we can become brittle.  

 

In 1945, General Douglas was aboard the USS Missouri to sign the document 

ending WWII.  He used his wife's Big Red Parker Duofold, making it "one-of-a-kind" in all of history.  She lost it.  


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#5 MachiavelliPCarney

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Posted 20 June 2015 - 02:40

Thanks for the replies. I am unaware of when the section damage happened I suppose we can narrow it down to a 90 year range, lol.

#6 mitto

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Posted 20 June 2015 - 06:59

Thanks for the replies. I am unaware of when the section damage happened I suppose we can narrow it down to a 90 year range, lol.


The plier marks on the section can easily be removed and polished . A great pen. Restore it and enjoy using it.
Khan M. Ilyas





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