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Parker Duofold Mandarin Question - Strange Grooves


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#1 tmcneil82

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 22:47

Picked this pen up recently and wondering if anyone has seen this before, as I can't find anything like it.   It's a senior size Mandarin Dufold, Toronto, Canada pen body, English nib.  The unusual thing is the grooves in the body and cap.  They are very uniform in depth and and width, so well done that I wouldn't be surprised if they were factory done.  

 

If anyone has any info, let me know!

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Posted 20 May 2017 - 01:08

Beautiful pen. No clue about the grooves, though.
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Posted 20 May 2017 - 02:44

Thanks Mitto.  Unfortunately it's got the cracks in the cap lip that are common with this color.  I just managed to not capture them in the picture.



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Posted 20 May 2017 - 03:24

Ron Z repairs the cap lip cracks.
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Posted 20 May 2017 - 03:36

The trim grooves are characteristic of Canadian Duofolds. Not found on all of them, but not infrequent, either. As I recall, they are more common on the Mandarins, for some reason.








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